Should you change the oil filter every time you change your oil? A commonly asked question when guys want to change the oil in their car. We recommend changing the filter every time you change your oil. The oil filter works together with the engine oil in protecting the engine. Every time the car is on the road and running, the engine is working to keep the car moving. Oil helps keep the engine cool and clean. The oil coats the parts to ensure less friction between parts and keeps contaminants from building up in the engine.
The oil filter is an important part of your engine’s operation system. The filter is where the contaminant gets caught so they don’t return to the engine or get cycled back into the engine when the oil circulates and lubricates the engine. If you use your car every day, driver regularly or in severe conditions such as carrying a heavy load or extreme temperatures, changing the oil filter with every oil change will help in protecting and prolonging the performance of the engine.
Your engine performs its best with clean oil. This is why regular oil changes are highly recommended and also changing of oil filters. Always check with your service manual for when you should change the oil. Newer cars are recommended to change every 10,000km - 15,000km. Whereas older cars with higher KM are recommended every 5,000km.