WHY WOULD MY OIL FILTER HAVE A SILICONE GASKET?
Many aftermarket automotive oil filters feature one of two gasket materials: silicone or rubber. Which one is better?
Quick Answer: Silicone
- Remains pliable at high and low temperatures
- Resists warping
- Maintains a tight seal
While both silicone and rubber meet OEM specifications, rubber can be subject to degradation when exposed to extreme cold or heat. Silicone is the preferred gasket material when installing an extended life oil filter due to silicone’s characteristics for longevity. Premium Guard Extended Life Oil Filters use a silicone gasket to provide better protection for your vehicle. When shopping for your next car oil filter, check out the quality products by Premium Guard Inc.