Whether you drive a big SUV, a TDI Jetta, or a Smart car, they all need maintenance. There are tons of choices you can make when buying oil filters and other maintenance parts for your car. Today we are talking about Purolator oil filters. The folks at Purolator were nice enough to send me a few oil filters to review for you all. I have been a fan of their products for years, so it was my pleasure to do this review.
A Little Purolator History
Purolator actually invented the first oil filter right here in the USA. The original Purolator was an upright series of seven twill weave cloth covered perforated plates encased in a heavy-duty cast container. The product featured a sight feed glass on one side so that the oil flow could be viewed and the filter changed when the flow diminished to a trickle. How cool would it be to see the oil flow thought your cars filter. You can check out more of their cool history here.
Purolator has 3 choices when it comes to oil filters. The PureOne, the Synthetic filter, and the Purolator Classic.
The PureOne Oil Filter
This is the filter that I have always used. Going cheap on one of the most vital parts of your car is never a good choice. This filter features:
- 99.9% efficiency means better protection for your engine.
- Exclusive Micronic filter media traps even microscopic contaminants
- Silicone anti-drainback valve offers superior protection against dry-start.
- 100% grip control for easy installation and removal. This is the texture I talk about in the video below
The Synthetic Filter
Another top quality filter for engines that use synthetic oil.
- The Ideal filter for full synthetic oil change – provides up to 10,000 miles of protection.
- 100% Synthetic filter media provides for ultimate engine protection.
- Full 100% synthetic filter media for ultimate engine protection
- Wire backed media for maximum durability
- No-slip textured grip for easy install and removal
The Purolator Classic
This filter is perfect for the conventional oil and filter chance.
- It provides preimuim protection for everyday driving
- Provides 97.5%efficency rating for excellent engine protection
Like I mention in the video, I have been using Purolator filters for many many years. Comparing the PureOne filter to the factory Nissan filter was apples to apples. They were basically the same. I really do like the fact that the PureOne is textured. As critical of products that I am willing to recommend, I have no problem recommending this oil filter.
Even on a product that is fantastic, there is always room for improvement. If you drive a car that requires synthetic oil, stick with the PureOne or the Synthetic filter.
Here is the How-To Video I shot for you guys. Again, this is my wife’s 2008 Nissan Frontier V6. She is nice enough to let me drive it when it needs service.
As you can see, changing oil yourself can be easy. If you are not someone who wants to DIY, that’s cool too. There are pros like me that are happy to do it for you.
Here are the tips I mention in the video
- Take your time, there is no need to rush this
- Do not use power tools on the drain plug or oil filter
- Tighten the drain plug properly
- Be sure not to double gasket the oil filter.
- Clean up any residual oil
- Check and top off all the other vehicle fluids
- Check the tires and tire pressure
- Document the service. Good record keeping is important
- Check and double check the oil level. Be sure the car is on a level surface
If you have any other DIY oil change tips, please share them in the comments below. Hopefully the next time you change your oil, you will pick up a Purolator filter. If you do, please let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts too.
I was paid by Purolator to review for this post with Burst Media, all thoughts and opinions are my own. All products were provided by Purolator; however are items I genuinely enjoy and feel are appropriate for my site.