Checking your owner’s manual will tell you if your driving habits are considered to be “severe service.” This type of driving will cause the need for more frequent lube and oil changes, as warned by the Car Care Council. You should have your oil changed accordingly, probably about every 3-5,000 miles. For less wear and tear on the engine, drivers in cold climates (sub-zero driving temperatures) should reduce their oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30.
Typically, oil filters consist of high-strength steel housing containing different types of filtering media. An anti-drain-back valve prevents oil from coming out of the filter when the engine is turned off. Oil filters of today have a convenient spin-on design that makes removal and installation easy.