Tightening an Oil Filter

Q: How tight should I tighten the oil filter when I do an oil change on my car?

A: Check the directions on the oil filter or the oil filter packaging. Generally most oil filter manufacturer’s recommend putting a thin film of oil on the gasket, spinning the oil filter on until the gasket contacts the engine, and then turning the filter another 3/4ths to 1 full turn. Always follow the directions that come with the filter.