Automotive filters come in a variety of brands. Major automotive manufacturers have a preference to which brand filter they use when the vehicles are built; some use a house brand. Using a filter cross reference will save the vehicle owner time and money in finding a replacement.
Popular filter manufacturers include Donaldson, Fram and Fleetguard. The filters are similar in design and shape in addition to internal media paper. Filter companies often use the same part numbers, either re-arranged or in a different configuration.
Filter Cross Reference
Many filters are interchangeable between manufacturers. By accessing a manufacturer’s website you will most likely come across a page that says interchange or cross-reference.