Christensen Automotive | Gardnerville 775.782.2605 , Carson City 775.882.8888, Reno 775.322.8100, South Lake Tahoe 530.544.9940, Fallon 775-423-5455
A row of oil filters with the title: Your Oil and Oil Filter: What you need to know

Oil and Oil Filter:

Inside of your car, many parts are moving around to keep your wheels turning and your car running. Since movement causes friction between the moving parts, heat is created. Oil is important to these parts because they lubricate these parts and absorb the heat of friction. The Oil Filter is there to keep harmful dirt and other particles out of the oil so that you don’t have dirty oil doing harm to your engine.

Cars can go 5000 to 7500 miles before you should get an oil change,

but it is important that you do get it changed that often. Dirt builds up in the oil, and that wears down the parts in your car and it makes your oil lose its lubricating qualities. Of course, to help keep your oil clean you’ll also need to change the filter. The filter is what keeps all the dirt out of the oil, but if the filter is overworked then some of it will escape into the oil. We recommend replacing your oil filter at the same time as your oil. If you’re driving in severe conditions or you’re making frequent stops and short drives of 5 minutes or less, then you may need to get them changed more often.



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