- Gas Stations
You should change your oil filter whenever you change your oil, that is, approximately every 7,500 miles. A oil filter is a device that helps remove contaminants from motor oil as it passes through the engine. A pump pushed the oil through the filter where it is strained and goes back to the engine. High-mileage oil contains special conditioners that are said to help prevent gaskets from drying out and thus preventing leaks. This can be beneficial to engines with many miles on them. Synthetic oil costs more than conventional oil, but the price is offset by the need for less frequent oil changes due to the oil’s durability. Tools needed to change your own oil include jack stands or ramps, a wrench, an oil filter wrench, an oil drip pan, funnel, replacement oil filter, and replacement oil.