At first glance, the all-new Mopar 68507598AA cartridge oil filter looks like most other cartridge oil filters used in passenger or light-duty vehicles. There’s a filter element, a couple of O-rings and a normal looking plastic oil filter housing cap. That’s pretty much where the similarities with other cartridge filters end. So, what’s different? …and…

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Turbocharged vehicles have officially flooded the automotive market as automakers strive to make good performance numbers while meeting green legislation obligations – and it’s changing the way we need to approach oil change maintenance. Motor oil has long been known as the lubricating life blood of the internal combustion engine – Without it, metal on…

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The all-new ECOGARD SYNTHETIC+ S11830 is a unique, must-stock cartridge oil filter designed for use when servicing the popular 2020 Hyundai Accent/Sonata/Venue or 2020 Kia Rio. We wouldn’t normally feel the need to write an in-depth overview for an oil filter, but the ECOGARD S11830 (OE Hyundai 26350-2M000) is no ordinary cartridge oil filter. When…

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The search for a new car or truck can be a stressful experience. After all, it is a big purchase for many people and it’s a decision that most of us have to live with for at least a few years. Taking care of that nice new ride shouldn’t stress anyone out though. Sadly, that’s…

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Spring is here and that means changes to the weather (hopefully warmer weather), which usually allows us to get outside, work in the yard, clean up the house or garage, or open the pool. It’s the time of year when we start making preparations that will get us through the dog days of summer. Your…

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One of the most commonly asked questions about oil filters for passenger cars and light-duty trucks is “What is the micron rating of the filter?”.  The inquirer is typically seeking information upon which to make a determination as to the quality of the filter and whether it is appropriate for the application under consideration.  Often,…

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As vehicle manufacturers look to improve the impact of vehicles and their parts on the environment, cartridge oil filters are becoming more common. For the professional installer, replacing a cartridge oil filter isn’t a difficult job, but there is slightly more risk when compared with the more common spin-on oil filter. Improper installation can lead…

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Eco oil filters are a special type of environmentally friendly oil filter, also known as the “cartridge” or “canister” oil filter. These filters are made entirely of pleated, paper filter media and plastic. Unlike the more commonly known spin-on type, eco oil filters are able to be incinerated once they’re used, which means they don’t…

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