Your Kia's oil filter prevents harmful, abrasive particles in the oil from damaging internal parts of the engine. The sheet metal shell of the filter contains a filtering element usually made of pleated paper. Oil flows through that from the outside to the inside taking advantage of the entire surface area of the paper for maximum flow. A metal tube in the center of the filter keeps the paper element from collapsing in when the oil is too thick or contaminated. It's important to be changing the oil filter on a routine basis so you can keep your car functioning at maximum performance and running efficiently. You can take a look at the recommended time frame in your manual. If you fail to replace the oil filter on a regular basis, you can experience a range of issues when it comes to the performance of your vehicle. You can experience a drop in fuel efficiency. Your car could also start to make loud noises of metal on metal that indicate the engine parts aren't receiving enough lubrication. Make sure to buy OEM oil filter replacements that are designed with your make and model in mind. We carry genuine oil filters here at Kia Parts Online.
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