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What Happens When Your Car’s Oil Filter Gets Clogged

Ever wonder whether choosing the right oil filter is really all that important? Here’s a good answer to that question that shows what happens when your car’s oil filter gets clogged and why you should be wary of any oil treatment product sold at your local auto parts store. Plus, an easy way to dissect your own oil filter for some filter analysis.

Take a Look Inside This Oil Filter

In previous articles we learned about the importance of changing your oil and filter more often than manufacturer recommendations. In today’s article we will take a look at why choosing the right oil filter---and by right, I mean a quality filter over the cheapest one on sale---can make a difference in the life of your engine.

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As an example and the answer to the burning question of what actually happens if an oil filter gets clogged, follow along with the host of the Wrenching With Kenny YouTube channel as the host cuts open an oil filter that has seen better days and was likely damaged when an oil additive was used by the car’s owner.

The Value of This Video

The value of this video is that not only does it explain how an oil filter physically works but demonstrates how to go about analyzing your car’s oil filter to compare brands against each other to see if that higher priced oil filter is worth the expense. Or, to find out just what that fast lube joint is really putting on your ride.

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When Oil Filters Get Plugged, The Oil Gets Bypassed & Filtering Stops!!

And finally…

For additional articles related to car maintenance, here are a few for your consideration:

Fake Oil Filter Caused Toyota Engine Damage

Oil Change Failures: Expect the Unexpected

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Timothy Boyer is 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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