WIX Filters is dedicated to quality. When it comes to the aftermarket, quality is everything. Fit, form, and function must be as good or better than specifications set by original equipment manufacturers. Anything less is unacceptable for replacement parts that not only affect vehicle performance and longevity, but also operator and passenger safety. In today’s global economy, however, meeting or exceeding OEM standards for fit, form, and function are no longer enough. WIX Filters transverses the globe in search of the most competitive costs possible, while never compromising on quality. AMSOIL now offers WIX filters, allowing one-stop shopping for automotive customers. AMSOIL carries over 700 WIX air, oil, fuel, racing, and transmission filters for automotive and light truck applications.
A History of Excellence
WIX is well-known around the world for its innovative filtration products for the automotive and light truck market. Founded in 1939, the Gastonia, N.C., company earned acclaim during World War II when it created an oil filter out of a paper tube, wooden plugs, and yarn when steel was in short supply. In 1954 WIX created the revolutionary spin-on oil filter that was eventually adopted as original equipment on most vehicles.
Today WIX manufactures some of the best oil, air, lube, cabin air, hydraulic, fuel, crankcase breather, and transmission filtration products on the market. The company is also widely known for its support of NASCAR.
WIX oil filters have a full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal. They also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve that stays flexible in extreme temperatures. This improves oil flow and keeps oil in the filter to prevent dry starts.
WIX oil filters use an up-front by-pass valve. This design is superior to top-mounted valves because it helps to keep oil from washing past dirty media and entering the engine. The glass-enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron-sized particles than other cellulose/synthetic blend media. They also have a coil steel spring to ensure internal filter parts are sealed properly.
WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction, a specially formulated adhesive to form WIX's exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media, and a soft sealing urethane gasket molded in place on the filter element.
Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire. Each round filter is manufactured with heat-resistant plastisol with specially designed crush seals on the top and bottom walls and adhesive seal joining the media ends. Additional Filtration Products AMSOIL offers WIX filtration products for auto/light truck and racing applications. This includes not only standard air and oil filters but fuel, transmission, cabin air, and filters specially designed for racing as well.