Common Oil Filter Problems
A poor-quality oil filter can cause many problems for you or your vehicle. While most people believe oil filters are the same, the quality can make a big difference in the performance of your oil and your vehicle’s engine. In fact, saving a few bucks on an oil filter could cost you time and money later due to one of the following problems:
- Oil Leaks
- Poor Construction Quality
- Allowing Contaminants In The Oil
Let’s look at each of these problems and cover how GMB oil filters can save you lots of trouble in the long run.
Poor Quality Filters Cause Oil Leaks
The most common problems caused by a poor-quality oil filter are oil leaks. These leaks are caused by a poor-quality seal or a poor fit that allows oil to seep around the filter’s edges. These leaks may be noticeable because they create oil spots on your driveway or garage floor. Or they can drip on other parts of your car, like the frame, suspension, or exhaust.
Poor Oil Filter Construction Quality
In addition to oil leaks, a poorly constructed filter can be difficult to change. It could freeze or get stuck, requiring much effort to get off. In some cases, the oil filter could come apart when you try to remove it. It may even cause damage to the threads on the oil filter mount.
Another problem with a poor-quality oil filter is it may come loose. Instead of a small slow leak, this causes a large fast leak. If you’re driving when this happens, you’ll get little to no warning that the filter came off until the oil pressure drops or the oil warning light comes on in your vehicle.
Poor Quality Filters Allow Contaminants In The Oil
Finally, one common problem with poor-quality oil filters is one you can’t see – they allow contaminants to stay in the oil. This reduces oil life and can result in the buildup of sludge or other contaminants in your engine, creating friction. Friction causes parts like valves, piston rings, camshafts, and bearings to wear out prematurely, leading to costly repairs.
GMB Premium Oil Filter Features
GMB Premium oil filters are designed to meet or exceed OEM standards, providing high efficiency and performance. They utilize high-quality media for filtering performance and are 97.8 percent efficient. Compatible with all types of engine oil, the superior design of our filters sets them apart for the following reasons:
- Designed for high performance with OEM-qualified components, including canister and base plate
- Validated muti-pass performance tests based on OEM & ISO specifications
- Precision relief valve for consistent, high-capacity oil flow
- Anti-drain-back valve retains oil when the engine is not running
- The premium quality gasket helps prevent leaks and ensures easy removal of the filter
- Designed to operate in severe conditions and extreme temperatures with superior durability
If you have any questions about our oil filters or other products, please contact us.
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