Important Info on Changing Your Car's Oil Filter
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Don't Make These Mistakes with Oil Filters Warns Toyota Mechanic

Are you sure that you know everything there is to know about choosing and using the correct oil filter for your Toyota or Lexus? You just might be surprised to find out that there are some common mistakes car owners and service centers make when it comes to something as simple as changing your oil.
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The Importance of Changing Your Oil and Oil Filter
If there is a singular most important vehicle maintenance task that needs to be performed regularly to give your car a fighting chance to last over 200,000 miles, it is that of changing your oil and filter regularly and often enough.
In previous articles we’ve learned the importance of this advice, how to do it, how often you should do it and why, from demonstrations of what happens to an engine that has been neglected from something as simple as an oil and filter change.

Related article: Oil Change Failures: Expect the Unexpected

Different Filter Types, Different Procedures
However, sometimes it is not really as simple as we would like to think. Although you may have learned how to change the oil and filter many years ago, car engine oil filtering systems have changed in some models, as well as the types of oils recommended, and the types of filters used. For example, does your vehicle use a spin-on type filter or is it one of the cartridge types? Does it matter? Which is better?

Related article: Four Levels of Pennzoil Motor Oil Compared with Some Surprising Results and a Turbo Warning

To answer these types of questions so that Toyota and Lexus owners can be updated on what they need to know about changing their vehicle’s oil filter, here is a recent Car Care Nut YouTube channel episode that goes into detail as an instructional video focused on your vehicle’s oil filter.

TOYOTA OWNERS! PLEASE Don't Make These Mistakes with Oil Filters!

And finally…

For additional articles about Toyota maintenance, here are a few for your consideration:

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Toyota Maintenance Non-OEM Parts Warning

The One Toyota Part You Do Not Want Replaced Because There is an Easy Fix

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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