In order to run properly, your Toyota needs the engine operating at peak efficiency. For that to happen, the powerplant needs clean motor oil running through it and lubricating the many moving engine parts. However, even fresh motor oil contains impurities. These impurities can gather onto those engine parts if they make their way in, which leads to all kinds of trouble down the road. That's where your original oil filter comes in. The filter traps these contaminants as the oil circulates through your engine. Since motor oil also collects any microscopic troublemakers that are present in your engine, the filter collects those as well. Given the role it plays, it's no surprise that even the best quality oil filter will eventually get clogged with gunk or break down. That's not ideal.
When to Change Your Toyota Oil Filter
Your owner's manual details how often you should change both your oil and your oil filter. The good news is that you generally don't need to change the oil filter each time your motor oil gets changed. Every other oil change should suffice. You should only use genuine oil filters from Toyota when you do replace yours. That ensures that you're using the filter that’s meant for your model and its engine. A generic aftermarket filter may not be an exact fit, which can lead a loose gasket and leaks. It's even possible for the wrong filter to come completely loose, which can cause major engine damage. Order your Toyota oil filter online from our auto parts counter. We're well-stocked and ready to ship yours to your home. Order today and save!
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