An engine free from gunk is a happy engine – a build-up of dirt and debris will stop it working efficiently and cause all manner of damage in the long run. Oil passing through the engine can pick up all sorts of residue, making a filter one of the unsung heroes of your car’s digestive system.
Oil filters generally come in two types. Filter cartridge styles are designed for the long term – once they’ve come to the end of their life the filter will need replacing but the casing lives on. A spin-on filter needs a full replacement once it’s clogged up. Both have their advantages depending on the make of your vehicle and the size of your bank account.
The most effective oil filter depends entirely on the engine make. For the best protection for your Mercedes CLK Class (C208/A208) , a ITG oil filter will be more than up to the task. At LK Performance we’ve a broad range of oil filters, and we’re constantly testing the market to ensure we stock the very best.