Cheap quality oil filters vs good quality oil filters

Many times we hear “The shop down the street only charges ____ for oil changes; why do you charge what you charge?” Gines Auto Service has a display in our office that shows you the quality of a good oil filter like the ones we use, versus the “cheap” ones like many other oil change shops use.

Why is it important to use a good quality oil filter that may cost more, compared to a cheap one that costs less?
When paying for an oil change, the old saying “You get what you pay for” applies. If you are paying less, it’s most likely because the best filters are not being used.
We recently received a letter from General Motors and ACDelco (READ IT HERE) about the importance of shops using good quality oil filters, not just the cheap ones to save the customers a quick buck. This is something we have known for years, thus being the reason why we only use good quality filters. Read the letter we received, proving yet again that the lowest cost isn’t always the best! It may be doing you more harm than good!

A good quality oil filter will last, where a cheaper filter is less durable and can break. The oil filter’s job is to remove oil contaminants. It sifts out the solid particles while allowing the oil to flow unrestricted through the engine. When the oil filter becomes “full” or “clogged”, the oil and contaminants will flow around the filter. When bypassing occurs, contaminants head straight for the engine where they can eventually cause permanent engine damage. View the video below on the difference.Don’t be afraid to ask!

When it comes to your vehicle, never be afraid to ask your mechanic any question you may have. If your mechanic won’t take the time to discuss your questions and concerns with you, then maybe that mechanic isn’t worth your money. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better informed decisions you can make when it comes to what is best for making your vehicle last.

Come and see the difference
We have a display in our office comparing a good quality filter with a cheap quality filter that costs less. Stop in any time, and we would love to show you why spending a little bit more for each oil change to have the good quality filters is worth it! Gines Auto Service is located at 4261 W 5415 S in Kearns, UT. You can call us any time with questions you may have (801) 966-6021.

 

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