13 Best Automotive Performance Oil Filters

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Automotive Performance Oil Filters in 2020


Mobil 1 M1-110 / M1-110A Extended Performance Oil Filter

Mobil 1 M1-110 / M1-110A Extended Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Provides long-life performance for today's longer drain intervals
  • Effectively removes contaminants, with a 99.6 percentage Multi-Pass Efficiency Rating and an advanced synthetic fiber blend media
  • Holds double the contaminants compared to other filters, with 28.0 grams of total capacity
  • Withstands nine times normal system operating pressure, for exceptional protection up to 615 pascals per square inch
  • Prevents dry starts by eliminating internal leakage during shutdown through the use of a silicone anti-drain back valve (where required by OEM)

Mobil 1 M1-113 Extended Performance Oil Filter

Mobil 1 M1-113 Extended Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Provides long-life performance for today's longer drain intervals
  • Effectively removes contaminants, with a 99.6 percentage Multi-Pass Efficiency Rating and an advanced synthetic fiber blend media
  • Holds double the contaminants compared to other filters, with 28.0 grams of total capacity
  • Withstands nine times normal system operating pressure, for exceptional protection up to 615 pascals per square inch
  • Prevents dry starts by eliminating internal leakage during shutdown through the use of a silicone anti-drain back valve (where required by OEM)

K&N KN-171C Harley Davidson/Buell High Performance Oil Filter

K&N KN-171C Harley Davidson/Buell High Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • O/E replacement oil filters for most cars, trucks, SUV's, motorcycles, & ATV's
  • 17 mm exposed nut designed for easy oil filter removal
  • Heavy duty construction for extreme conditions
  • Resin-impregnated filter media traps 99% of harmful contaminants
  • Anti-drainback valve (where applicable) eliminates dry starts, prevents oil from draining back into crankcase during engine shutdown

Mobil 1 M1-102 / M1-102A Extended Performance Oil Filter

Mobil 1 M1-102 / M1-102A Extended Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • For Vehicles GM 1975 to 14, Isuzu 1989 to 94, 96 to 03, AC PF47 and GM 6439929 and 25010792
  • Provides long life performance for today's longer drain intervals
  • Heavy duty canister withstands 9X the normal system operating pressure
  • Synthetic blend media keeps oil cleaner and holds more dirt

Mobil 1 M1-104 Extended Performance Oil Filter

Mobil 1 M1-104 Extended Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Provides long-life performance for today's longer drain intervals
  • Effectively removes contaminants, with a 99.6 percentage Multi-Pass Efficiency Rating and an advanced synthetic fiber blend media
  • Holds double the contaminants compared to other filters, with 28.0 grams of total capacity
  • Withstands nine times normal system operating pressure, for exceptional protection up to 615 pascals per square inch
  • Prevents dry starts by eliminating internal leakage during shutdown through the use of a silicone anti-drain back valve (where required by OEM)

K&N Motorcycle Oil Filter: High Performance Black Oil Filter with 17mm nut designed to be used with synthetic or conventional oils fits Honda, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha Motorcycles KN-204

K&N Motorcycle Oil Filter: High Performance Black Oil Filter with 17mm nut designed to be used with synthetic or conventional oils fits Honda, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha Motorcycles KN-204
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Bosch D3300 Distance Plus High Performance Oil Filter, Pack of 1

Bosch D3300 Distance Plus High Performance Oil Filter, Pack of 1
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Bosch recommends the use of Castrol motor oil
  • Advanced Synthetic Fiber Media has 300 percent greater capacity, provides longer life, and 99.9 percent efficiency that reduces engine wear
  • Heavy Gauge Case provides increased durability and increased burst resistance
  • Heavy Gauge Steel Base Plate (500 PSI rating) which provides 2x's greater burst resistance strength and increased durability
  • Silicone Anti-Drainback Valve protects engine against dry starts and provides for longer life

Mobil 1 M1-108 Extended Performance Oil Filter

Mobil 1 M1-108 Extended Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Provides long-life performance for today's longer drain intervals
  • Effectively removes contaminants, with a 99.6 percentage Multi-Pass Efficiency Rating and an advanced synthetic fiber blend media
  • Holds double the contaminants compared to other filters, with 28.0 grams of total capacity
  • Heavy-duty canister withstands 9X the normal system operating pressure
  • Prevents dry starts by eliminating internal leakage during shutdown through the use of a silicone anti-drain back valve (where required by OEM)

Mobil 1 M1-212 / M1-212A Extended Performance Oil Filter

Mobil 1 M1-212 / M1-212A Extended Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Provides long-life performance for today's longer drain intervals
  • Effectively removes contaminants, with a 99.6 percent Multi-Pass Efficiency Rating and an advanced synthetic fiber blend media
  • Holds double the contaminants versus the leading brand, with 28.0 grams of total capacity
  • Withstands nine times normal system operating pressure, for exceptional protection up to 615 pounds per square inch
  • Prevents dry starts by eliminating internal leakage during shutdown through the use of a silicone anti-drain back valve

K&N KN-138 Powersports High Performance Oil Filter

K&N KN-138 Powersports High Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • O/E replacement oil filters for most cars, trucks, SUV's, motorcycles, & ATV's
  • 17 mm exposed nut designed for easy oil filter removal
  • Heavy duty construction for extreme conditions
  • Resin-impregnated filter media traps 99% of harmful contaminants
  • Anti-drainback valve (where applicable) eliminates dry starts, prevents oil from draining back into crankcase during engine shutdown

Bosch D3410 Distance Plus High Performance Oil Filter, Pack of 1

Bosch D3410 Distance Plus High Performance Oil Filter, Pack of 1
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Bosch recommends the use of Castrol motor oil
  • Advanced Synthetic Fiber Media has 300 percent greater capacity, provides longer life, and 99.9 percent efficiency that reduces engine wear
  • Heavy Gauge Case provides increased durability and increased burst resistance
  • Heavy Gauge Steel Base Plate (500 PSI rating) which provides 2x's greater burst resistance strength and increased durability
  • Silicone Anti-Drainback Valve protects engine against dry starts and provides for longer life

K&N KN-303 Motorcycle/Powersports High Performance Oil Filter

K&N KN-303 Motorcycle/Powersports High Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • O/E replacement oil filters for most cars, trucks, SUV's, motorcycles, & ATV's
  • 17 mm exposed nut designed for easy oil filter removal
  • Heavy duty construction for extreme conditions
  • Resin-impregnated filter media traps 99% of harmful contaminants
  • Anti-drainback valve (where applicable) eliminates dry starts, prevents oil from draining back into crankcase during engine shutdown

Mobil 1 M1-204 Extended Performance Oil Filter

Mobil 1 M1-204 Extended Performance Oil Filter
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Provides long-life performance for today's longer drain intervals
  • Effectively removes contaminants, with a 99.6 percentage Multi-Pass Efficiency Rating and an advanced synthetic fiber blend media
  • Holds double the contaminants compared to other filters, with 28.0 grams of total capacity
  • Withstands nine times normal system operating pressure, for exceptional protection up to 615 pascals per square inch
  • Prevents dry starts by eliminating internal leakage during shutdown through the use of a silicone anti-drain back valve (where required by OEM)

Shopping for Fram Auto Filters

Buying oil filters should not be too hard. Follow these simple fundamentals and you will get the best filter possible for your vehicle.

For this reason, you can see why the choice in oil filters is an important one. When you look around, you'll find oil filters on the market which deliver the basics. They will trap some dirt; they will hold some dirt. Using cellulose as the primary filter media, the average oil filter is handcuffed from the start. Looking at one of the Fram Oil Filters on the market, you can see the difference in filtration even from the lowest grade filters they sell. Average filters will trap about 80% of dirt particles. While that's not bad compared to nothing, if you raise the level to 95% --as the least expensive Fram Oil Filters do - you can see what that would mean for your engine. When you have less dirt particles interfering with your oil flow, you have a more productive engine.

Once you settle on the amount of dirt filtration you need on a daily basis, you can start looking at other factors on which your engine performance depends. One of the most basic considerations is how often you will have to change your oil and filter. Can your oil filter have an effect on the change interval? Certainly, the type of filter you use will directly influence the frequency with which you change your oil and filter. Fram Oil Filters can bring the number to as high as 10,000 miles with Xtended Guard products. You will need to use fully synthetic motor oil to guarantee your filter will last this long, but the long life of the filter means less maintenance combined with the superior performance.

How do Fram Oil Filters deliver a higher standard of performance? Another reason is the improvement upon the typical cellulose technology. With basic cellulose filtration media, you'll get only about 12g of dirt holding capacity along with the 80% trapped. Fram Oil Filters have improved upon the design by introducing microscopic fibers of synthetic materials. These synthetic fibers in effect create windows which allow for less dirt to pass while allowing a greater standard of oil flow. What you will see in the highest quality Fram products is an astounding 26g capacity for holding dirt, along with a 97% trapping ratio. Can it be improved upon? Perhaps in the future there will be the technology to raise the stakes to an even higher plane. It remains to be seen who can lead the charge in the future, though right now it appears Fram has locked down the standard.

As always though, when accessorizing your vehicle, from fitting roof rack accessories to replacing engine parts, speak to the qualified technicians at the auto shop. They are there to help and have all the information you need.

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