Many automotive manufacturers are increasing oil change intervals to 7,500, or even 10,000 miles, so it makes sense to consider an extended life oil filter for your next service.

Benefits of an extended life oil filter

Filter life.

The most obvious advantage of an extended life oil filter is its long life. The filter will provide maximum filtration for an extended duration. For example, Premium Guard extended life filters are designed to last up to 10,000 miles. This works perfectly with late-model vehicles, which have extended oil change intervals. Vehicles running synthetic motor oil will also benefit from a Premium Guard extended life filter.

Heavy Duty Construction.

Since they’re designed to last longer, extended life oil filters are built tougher. Traditional oil filters are made from cellulose. By comparison, Premium Guard extended life oil filters are made from a synthetic resin media, providing 98% efficiency. They’re built to withstand high flow and high pressure, exceeding the capacity of some OEM filters by 10%. Step up to the Premhium Guard EX series of extended life filters, and you get a silicone gasket and silicon anti-drain back valve. Both of these design elements are built to withstand extreme temperatures for longer life.

Money savings.

In the long run, extended life filters can save you money. Regular oil filters should not be used on vehicles that go a long time between oil changes. Many traditional car oil filters are designed for only 5,000 miles of use. So, to protect your vehicle, you need to change the oil filter between services, or you have to change your oil more frequently. Both of these alternatives cost more money than simply purchasing an extended life oil filter.

Timing savings.

Whether you do it yourself or have it done at a shop, changing oil takes time. Using synthetic oil and an extended life oil filter allows you to go longer between oil changes. This means less time spent crawling under your car, changing oil, and getting dirty. Or, less time is spent at the repair shop, reading old magazines, and drinking stale coffee.

How to choose an extended life oil filter

Not all extended life oil filters are created equal. In fact, some are just traditional filters, hiding under an extended life label.
A good quality extended life filter will typically cost more than a regular filter. It will also have a more durable construction, the specifics of which should be listed on the box or the manufacturer’s website. Extended life filters will typically have a synthetic media which can trap smaller particles. Filter life will also be listed on the box or website. An extended life filter should last up to 10,000 miles.

Extended life oil filters make a difference

If you have a vehicle that undergoes prolonged oil change intervals, an extended life oil filter is a good idea. Spending a little more on your filter will save you both time and money in the long run, while also protecting your engine more efficiently. So, the next time you need to change your oil, reach for a Premium Guard extended life oil filter.