Preferred Oil Filter Brands
I did a search and saw several posts, but none comprehensive. So I am making a poll to see what the preferred oil filter brands are, besides OEM.
I usually use NAPA Gold (Wix), Mann, or Purolator.
I agree with @mmj that the answers you’ll get here are idiosyncratic and anecdotal. But then again, so is the whole Scotty Kilmer YouTube channel
The utility of this question, particularly for people who are new to the forum and just now getting into DIY maintenance and repair is that even though there may not be “one filter to rule them all”, there is a real and significant difference between quality parts and cheap parts. Scotty’s video yesterday about brake pads is another good example of that. With car parts, you mostly get what you pay for. If you want to do a job right, you need good parts.
I’ve seen Scotty use STP oil filters in his videos. I personally use OEM.