Decades of worldwide distinction: KNECHT oil filters Good oil filters spare the engine
Depending on its size and performance, four to eight litres of oil flow through a a combustion engine. The oil must be of top-class quality and be checked on a regular basis. Residue unavoidably develops in a combustion engine, such as soot particles, polluting the oil and potentially causing considerable damage to the drive. To prevent this, oil filters are used. Its interior consists of an intricate close-knit fabric surrounded by a metal hull. In the filter dirt particles are caught to enable clean oil to flow through the engine. KNECHT oil filters are exquisite products sold worldwide and enjoy an excellent reputation. Since decades these products are made by the internationally operating MAHLE concern. In the early 90ies MAHLE took over the former KNECHT filter works in Cannstatt and with its almost 80.000 employees belongs to the 20 biggest suppliers for the car industry worldwide.
Regularly checking the oil and replacing the filter
In a running engine, the oil filter is in permanent use. Its operational life span is limited. Therefore even a high-quality KNECHT filter must be replaced at regular intervals which are set at 20.000 – 30.000 km. Even when the filter is soaked through, it continues to filter the dirt particles from the oil circulation and ensures an impeccable function of the engine. Naturally, every driver has to regularly check the condition of the lubricant. This is done with the oil dipstick. If a deep black colouring can be seen or the oil is extremely runny, renewal should not be unnecessarily postponed. This is rather simple, although it is better done in an authorised garage. To begin with, professionals have the right means to dispose of the old oil according to regulations. When the mecanics have renewed the oil, they open the filter casing with a special tool and install a new filter. Choosing for a KNECHT product is doing your engine a favour. The oil change in the garage has other advantages: the old oil filter too must be disposed of professionally. Furthermore, mecanics always replace the gasket ring of the filter casing, ensuring a complete tightness of the filter. Ultimately you leave the garage with clean hands and spotless clothing. This is what you need to know:
- oil filters keep soot and combustion residue away from the engine
- oil and filter must be of excellent quality
- the life span of an oil filter is limited
- it must be replaced at regular intervals
- check oil on a regular basis
- in case of black colouring or the oil being too runny, immediately change oil
- old oil is always disposed of as chemical waste
- choose a KNECHT oil filter.