You Must Change Your Oil Filter With Every Oil Change

As a car owner you want to make sure your car is running at its best and want to make sure you are keeping up with routine maintenance to ensure it is running smoothly and safely, but with all the myths about engine oil it can be confusing. Below is a common motor oil myth, followed by the truth:

MYTH:You must change your oil filter every time you change your engine oil.

FACT:While it is recommended that you change the engine oil filter when you change the engine oil, it is not absolutely necessary. It is a good idea to change the oil filter because you don’t want dirt and debris from the dirty filter mixing in with the new motor oil, you do not have to change it.

At Reed Chevrolet we want to make sure all drivers are keeping up with routine vehicle maintenance like oil changes but understand it can be confusing, come visit our service center in Saint Joseph, MO and speak with one of our experts today.