Why use Genuine Oil Filters
Genuine Toyota Oil Filters are designed and engineered specifically for Toyota vehicles. In many cases, non-genuine manufacturers
design one oil filter for use on a variety of makes and models. The result can be a poor fit and compromised performance.
In addition to proper fit, there are some specific features that set Genuine Toyota Oil Filters apart from the competition.
• Pressure Release Valve: Opens only when the filter is clogged, allowing oil to flow to the engine. The valve on
some non-genuine oil filters opens at lower pressures, allowing unfiltered oil to flow to the engine unnecessarily
even when the filter isn’t clogged.
• Filter Element: Meets all Toyota specifications for oil flow. By comparison, a lesser quality element may clog
over time, which could lead to engine seizure or other potential problems. Some non-genuine oil filters do not
meet Toyota’s stringent specs for this.
• Anti-Drainback Valve: Prevents oil from draining out of the engine and into the oil pan. This helps protect the
engine from damage.