Disposable Oil Filters Don't Make Any Sense

Cars have been around for over a century, and during that time they've evolved tremendously.

Yet, for some reason, the design of oil filters hasn't changed much over the years. Most people still rely on cheap, paper oil filters to (kinda) keep their engine oil clean, which means we're dumping toxic oil filters in landfills at extraordinary rates! Here at PurePower!, we don't think this makes sense. Technology has changed. Oil filters should change with it.

Aren't you ready for a change?

Disposable Oil Filters Don't Work Very Well


Disposable oil filters aren't great. In fact, most of them don't work well.

  • Paper filter media can catch particles but can also quickly become "full" and lose effectiveness.
  • Paper filters are slow. In other words, paper filters have a low flow rate, and the filter media is often bypassed when the engine is running at higher RPMs (and oil pressure is high).
  • Paper filters are made as cheaply as possible to save the manufacturer money, which leads to major quality problems.
  • Often, the media is not properly glued into place, the bypass valve is not stiff enough, and there are large gaps between the filter media and the canister. All this allows oil to flow right on by the filter.

At PurePower!, we don't mess with disposable oil filters. While some are better than others, no disposable filter can match the features of our lifetime filters.

Disposable Oil Filters Don't Always Last Until The Next Oil Change

Have you ever wondered why disposable oil filters are so cheap?

It's because the filter media is cheap. Disposable oil filters only last a couple of months. In some cases, chunks of the filter media can tear off and seize the engine. In other cases, the filter media clogs up well before your next oil change.

It's also common for oil filters to come with strands of cellulose and glue hanging off the media that can break off and contaminate the oil. So much for keeping the oil clean.

The oil filter is single-handedly responsible for keeping the oil clean. That's a big deal. Your engine deserves better.


Disposable Oil Filters Are Bad For The Environment

Dirty used oil filters

By bad, we mean really, really bad.

  • Nearly 800 million oil filters end up in landfills every year...and the number is only going to get bigger if we continue the way we are.
  • One gallon of used motor oil can contaminate up to one million gallons of drinking water. Filters with oil left behind on them will pollute the soil and water supply.
  • Oil filters come loaded with materials that take hundreds of years to decompose.

One small change can make a big difference. Lifetime oil filters are a better choice.

Disposable Oil Filters Don't Have Magnets

You may be saying, "Hold up. Why on earth would an oil filter need magnets?"

Here's what you need to know:

  1. Metal particles can end up in your motor oil from typical metal-rubbing-on-metal within the engine.
  2. When metal particles contaminate your oil, this creates friction within the engine. That speeds up engine wear.
  3. Many metal particles are too small for oil filters to catch.

There's no way to know your oil has metal particles until you notice symptoms of engine wear. And the only way for an oil filter to catch metal particles is with strong magnets.

Good news. PurePower! Lifetime Oil Filters contain magnets to help filter engine oil. 


Reusable Oil Filters Are A Modern Solution


Disposable oil filters are so last century. It's our goal to bring you into the 21st century and reduce landfill waste and water pollution...and get you a better oil filter, too.

Choose a PurePower! reusable oil filter for a filter that

  • has a high flow rate
  • lasts until your next oil change (and the next, and the next, and the next)
  • won't pollute the landfills
  • won't speed up engine wear
  • will filter metal particles
  • is a great choice for your engine and the environment

PurePower! is a leading brand for reusable oil filters. You can't lose.