The Pros and Cons of Magnetic Oil Drain Plugs

Magnetic oil drain plugs have been around for years. The question remains, "does a magnetic drain plug really benefit a car's health?" We've heard both sides and decided to sum up some information. So, what are the pros and cons?



PROTECT YOUR ENGINE - By removing the metallic particles from cycling back through your engine (now adhering to the magnet of the drain plug), the oil will flow more effortlessly through your engine. In turn, you will increase the lifespan and health of your engine. Keep a careful eye on your drain plug, as a heavy amount of metals is an indication your engine may need to be checked. Speak with a mechanic before the problem becomes serious and expensive to fix!

EASY TO INSTALL - Use PitVisit's magnetic oil drain plug instead of regular drain plugs to remove unwanted metal debris and small metallic particles from cycling back into your engine. PitVisit's magnetic oil drain plug will decrease the chance of oil oxidation, since the metallic particles that contribute to the process of oxidation will adhere to the attached magnet.

REUSABLE - Made with high quality aluminum and a strong magnet, just clean off the particles on the magnet and you can reuse the drain plugs during routine maintenance oil changes. This will extend the life of your oil filter and keep your engine oil flowing smoothly.

ENGINE HEALTH - Trying to figure out what is wrong with your vehicle? You can identify what is harming your engine by taking samples from the particles that have adhered to the magnet.



ACCUMULATION - If your oil is not routinely changed (as it should be!), the metal particles that adhere to the magnet on the drain plug could clump up and cause engine trouble for you.

DIFFICULT TO CLEAN - As these are reusable, cleaning the particles off of the drain plug could get messy. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, you can also reap the benefits of having an oil drain plug by purchasing another one each time you change your oil.


All in all, the pros outweigh the cons. We believe that the benefits are worth the investment into this product. 



Find out which size you need to replace your oil drain plug and upgrade to PitVisit's Magnetic Style Oil Drain Plug. We have multiple sizes and easy to see color options available compatible with Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Nissan, and many more. Gasket is included! See our size and color options below and let our techs know if you need any assistance!