Asked by: Zdravko Penis
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th February, 2020

Do I need to change oil filter every time?

Car manufacturers often suggest changing oil filters every other time you have your oil changed. Most parts and oil manufacturers, however, say to replace oil filters with every oil change, which should occur every 3,000 miles or three months (whichever comes first).

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Simply so, can I change oil without changing oil filter?

Yes. You can change the engine oil without changing the filter. Some people even suggest changing the filter less frequently than the oil.

Additionally, how many miles can an oil filter last? With conventional oil, you'll hear recommended intervals of 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If you're running synthetic, you can probably go between 7,500 and all the way up to 15,000 miles in some cases. You cannot go 50,000 miles.

Besides, what happens if you dont change oil filter?

An oil filter that is not changed on time may become clogged and one of its main functions - to clean the engine oil will not be possible to perform. If the differential pressure is too high, it's material (paper, synthetic, etc.) will lose qualities or even tear and unfiltered particles may enter the engine.

Can I use the same oil filter twice?

Yes, it's perfectly safe to use either type of filter with either type of oil. However, if you practice extended drain intervals using synthetic oil, a conventional oil filter may not offer the required service life, meaning you'll have to change it in the middle of the oil drain interval, which is inconvenient.

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