How Dangerous Are Metal Shavings When They Are Found In Your Oil Filter

I bought a Chevy HHR in May and when I had my oil changed, the mechanic showed me metal shavings that were in my filter. I took the filter to the service center of the dealership to show them and was told that the shavings did not look like they came from my engine and that it was not uncommon to have this happen in new cars. They also told me that since there was no noise or loss of compression in my engine, that I should not worry. This is my first new car that I have ever purchased and I don’t want problems down the road. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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