Re: Fram Oil filters
I use Fram on all of my vehicles. Never had a problem.
For my bike, I do try to use a better one. But, if only fram was available on hand, I would use it no problem. Just change the oil earlier than usual just to be safe.
Sometimes I think all this is just a marketing tactic. But in some ways I can see why manufacturers are trying to downplay Fram because they are using cardboard! But I suppose cardboard works as well so why not?
Edit: I should note that all of my vehicles are older 2000 vehicles... Maybe if I had a newer vehicle or if I rolled a car off dealership lot, I probably would pay a little extra for something that will give you the peace of mind for your brand new car.