Whether you trust a mechanic to change your Nissan’s oil and filter or prefer to do your own handiwork, you want to be sure that the oil filter installed has an optimal fit and quality oil-cleaning capabilities so your engine continues to run smoothly.
If you’re a Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown area driver hoping to try your hand with at-home oil changes, check out this guide to the best oil filters for your Nissan vehicle as well as tips and tricks to keep your Nissan running at peak performance.
What do Oil Filters Do?
The solemnly sworn duty of your car’s oil filter is keeping motor oil deposits from coming into contact with the engine’s vital systems. As oil travels through your Nissan’s motor, it catches and suspends tiny particles from your car’s many sharp under-the-hood elements as well as dirt and debris that build up into a sludge that’s capable of damaging other metal parts.
A proper-fitting oil filter stops oil saturated with this harmful debris from continuing to cycle through the engine. As you could probably guess, an ill-fitting filter puts your car’s inner workings in danger of some costly abrasion.
Oil Filter Brands We Recommend
The number one oil filter brand we recommend is Nissan’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) filter. You can be sure that when you use a genuine Nissan OEM filter that you have one with specifications that provides the ideal fit. Each Nissan filter’s debris-capturing performance is built tough enough to match its engine, whether it’s a burly V6 or a petite turbo four.
Beyond a genuine Nissan oil filter, another great brand that delivers fortified engine protection is Purolator PureONE oil filters. Capturing 99.9% of contaminants that may invade your engine’s system, PureONE guarantees debris-free oil. Purolator filters are also made with the DIY-er in mind and come coated in an easy-grip texture that helps you easily grab onto the filter and get it where it needs to go, even if your hands are slick with oil.
Oil and Filter Change Best Practices
Driving in heavy stop-and-go traffic in Philadelphia and around Doylestown and Lansdale puts a lot of strain on your vehicle’s engine environment. As a rule, you should change your oil and filter every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Check with your Nissan owner’s manual to be sure that you give your car’s internal systems new, clean oil and a fresh filter on a routine basis.
If you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, changing your Nissan’s oil and filter on your own can be a fun car care practice to learn and continue. You can order original Nissan OEM filters online through Montgomeryville Nissan’s parts department, so you always have a reliable filter ready for your next oil change. Also feel free to contact our parts or service department with any oil change questions or schedule service with us. We look forward to hearing from you!