Oil filters are filters used in motor vehicles, industrial equipment, and other applications to remove contaminants and particles from the engine oil. They are designed to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of the engine.
Oil filters are located within the flow of engine oil and filter out contaminants such as dust, metal particles, and combustion by-products that can cause damage to the engine’s parts, increase friction, and shorten the lifespan of the engine. Oil filters catch these contaminants and prevent them from circulating within the engine, thus ensuring that the engine operates properly.
Oil filters come in various sizes and designs depending on the viscosity of the oil, the type of engine, and the application. Filters used in motor vehicles are typically cartridge-shaped and can be easily replaced. Filters used in industrial equipment are larger in size and can filter out more contaminants. Additionally, some oil filters have special designs that allow for longer use or contain special additives to extend the life of the oil.