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Learn About the Role of Your Oil Filter 

How a Synthetic Oil Change Can Help You Get the Most out of It

What Is the Purpose of Your Car's Oil Filter

One of the most common reasons that everyday motorists don't perform their own vehicle maintenance is because they don't feel like they have a solid understanding of how their engine operates. Let alone the intricate parts inside it. And while it's true that engines have become quite advanced as automotive technology has progressed, many of the basics of engine operation have remained the same.

If this sounds like you and you are interested in learning more about how your car's engine works without training to be a mechanic, Go Synthetic Lubes can help. With years of experience providing high-quality products for motorists, just like yourself, to complete a synthetic oil change at home, Go Synthetic Lubes knows the role and the importance of an oil filter and has prepared a post to share this information with you.

The Basics of Engine Operation

As you turn the key to start your engine, even before your car has moved, metal parts of varying sizes inside your engine leap into action. This action requires the components to interact with each other, often at high speed and, after a short time driving, at high temperature. When this happens, friction is caused which not only slows down this process but also leads to engine damage.

This is where your engine oil comes in.

A high-quality engine oil provides a barrier between each part, by not only coating your engine parts in a thin layer of fluid but flowing through your engine to facilitate smoother interaction between each part. The lifespan of your engine oil is dependent on the nature and amount of driving that you do. If it has been over six months since you last changed your oil, consider a synthetic oil change.

Not all engine lubricants are the same, and it is important that you use the correct one in your engine. Before performing a synthetic oil change, speak withGo Synthetic Lubes at (262) 746-2095 to get the right product for your engine. With a range of high-quality AMSOIL engine lubricants to choose from, getting the right one for your car is only a phone call away.

What Does an Oil Filter Do?

The problems start when your engine oil comes to the end of its life, or you are using a conventional motor oil in your vehicle, and these parts no longer receive a comprehensive level of protection. When this happens, friction occurs and results in small shards of metal being sliced away from each engine part and flowing through your engine oil. As it flows, it continues to damage your engine.

The role of an oil filter is to trap debris such as this as quickly as possible and minimize the damage that it can cause.

To picture an oil filter, think about a small can shaped object with fibers inside and a hole at each end. Through one end, oil from your engine enters and is pushed through the fibers inside. The job of these fibers is to trap and retain any of the small pieces which have entered you motor oil supply. As this process completes, the now clean oil flows through the secondary hole where it recirculates throughout your engine and continues to protect each engine part.

Why Does an Oil Filter Need to Be Changed?

Similar to your engine oil, your oil filter also has a lifespan. However, its lifespan largely depends on the amount of debris is catches. The more debris that the fibers catch, the shorter the lifespan. When it becomes too full, these metal shards are allowed to continue flowing through your engine. When this happens, a once protected engine becomes at risk of increased damage and wear.

Extend the Life of Your Oil Filter With a Synthetic Oil Change in Wisconsin

As we mentioned above, the lifespan of your oil filter depends on the amount of debris that it is required to capture. Synthetic oil has been purpose designed to provide a comprehensive level of protection for each of your engine parts. With a synthetic oil change, your engine received a high-quality product which not only facilitates a smooth process but significantly reduces the number of metal shards that occur in the first place.

If you are interested in replacing your engine your oil filter less while simultaneously providing your engine with an increased level of protection, speak with Go Synthetic Lubes at (262) 746-2095 about the right product to use for a synthetic oil change. If you prefer to do your research online, further information about the range of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants is available online.


Only a microscopic film of oil separates metal surfaces in your engine from touching and causing wear. AMSOIL synthetic motor oils form a more durable fluid film than conventional oils due to their resilient base oils. They reduce wear and help you maximize engine life.


AMSOIL synthetic motor oils are designed to reduce emissions, last longer and reduce fuel consumption – all features that help prevent pollution. They resist volatilization (burn-off) better than conventional oils, which cuts tailpipe emissions, while extended-drain AMSOIL synthetic oils generate less waste oil and packaging waste since motorists use less oil throughout the year.



AMSOIL guarantees the performance of its products, so you can be confident they perform as advertised.
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You can also be confident that using AMSOIL synthetic lubricants or practicing extended drain intervals will not void your new vehicle or equipment manufacturer’s warranty.

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