- Oct 25, 2014
- Long Island, NY
Using cheap oil filters first? Hey guys, I have a question for you all. I have a 2015 Subaru crosstrek. I've been taking good care of it, I only use brand name full synthetic, (Mobil 1 or castrol edge, usually) and a mobile one or a [email protected] filter. Every 7500 miles. By the way, for a laugh, the dealer ( or at least the young lady that writes at my car when I bring it in) insists that "tough driving that we do here on Long Island" requires 3000 mile oil change intervals. I politely decline and do my own. I recently came across a closeout deal and bought four inexpensive ($2.00 -I don't remember the brand name, a name I never heard of before ) Oil filters for this car. My thought process was between oil changes I could change my 5000 mile old Mobil 1 and get "brand new" filter, Even if it's of dubious quality for the last 2500 miles. The filter is a top mount under the hood, I can change the filter in about 10 seconds. My second thought was for my next oil change, put this filter for a week, To get most of the basic crap out of the oil,and then change to my good mobile one filter. Any thoughts on the wisdom of this? After I made the purchase, I was wondering if I was being silly by putting on a crappy filter when I've typically been spending $12 or more on a good one. I'd love to hear your comments. Thanks in advance.