Elantra. I use them on my own Elantra GT. As Andrew suggested, you can't
go wrong with the OEM filter, either.
Avoid Fram filters like the plague! Rumor has it that they're the
filters that prompted Hyundai's warning regarding aftermarket filters.
everyone alwas talks about frams being so bad, ive never had a problem with
em or the motormaster brands that fram makes.
i never once seen any info / proof as to why and what makes them so bad.
that web site aboiut the oil filters being cut in half and looked at stated
how they were put togterht ats about it.
but no proof to a fram filter causing a engine failure.
why would they leave a product like that on the shelves, its just beggin for
Correct. They have much less filter area and inferior contruction
compared to other filters. They're crap.
That's a very difficult thing to prove, which is probably what Fram is
counting on. Additionally, they probably work just fine in most
applications. They don't work well on the newer Elantras.
Think about it for a moment. Fram sells hundreds of millions of dollars
worth of filters every year. Even if they had to pay out a $100,000 or
so in settlements per year, so what? It's a drop in the bucket (1/10 of
1 percent). There is no financial incentive to make their filters
better, but there is a significant incentive to make them cheaper and
promote the hell out of them. Since filters are blind items, people buy
into the advertising hype. Apparently, they've decided that cheap is the
way to go. Other companies like Wix and Purlolator are more interested
in making quality products.
It varies from by filter models, but it can be 30% of more.
Purolator apparently makes filters for a lot of other companies. They
make the generic filters that Pep Boys sells, too. The Pure One is their
premium filter that used a better filter medium than their standard filters.
NAPA Gold filters are very well made and available at any NAPA auto
parts store. There are other good choices available at real auto parts
stores (Wix, Baldwin, Mann, Denso, etc.) as well, but NAPA Gold is an
easy one to recommend because of consitent high quality and wide
On the other hand, other than Purolator, I would not use most of the
filters sold at the chain auto parts stores or the Big Box Marts.
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