- Oil Filters
An oil filter in a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) is a device that is installed in the engine oil system to remove impurities and debris from the oil before it circulates through the engine. These impurities can include dirt, metal particles, and other debris that can damage the engine components and reduce its performance and lifespan. Oil filters typically consist of a housing that contains a filter element made of paper or a similar material that is designed to trap impurities. The housing is connected to the oil system by inlet and outlet lines, which allow oil to flow into the filter and out of it. The filter element needs to be replaced periodically to ensure that the engine oil is clean and functioning properly. Oil filters play an important role in maintaining the performance and efficiency of the engine. They help to ensure that the engine is getting the clean oil it needs to run smoothly, which can help to prolong the lifespan of the engine and reduce the risk of breakdowns. The oil filter should be replaced as part of the regular maintenance schedule, as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. The recommended replacement interval may depend on the type of oil used, the driving conditions, and the mileage of the vehicle.