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Oil and filter change near you

Oil and Filter Change Near You

Engine oil is an essential part of your car and the key ingredient that keeps every moving part of your engine running smoothly. Without the oil your engine can overheat and cause serious and expensive damage to your vehicle.

When should engine oil be changed?

On average your car or motorcycle’s oil will need to be changed every 3,000 miles depending on the model. To be safe you should check your oil regularly.

There are several ways in which you can tell if your oil needs replacing:

  • Engine noises have increased
  • Colour of the oil has changed – darkened
  • Dark smoke coming out of the exhaust
  • Oil warning light on
  • Oil is gritty

If you notice any of the above, book your oil change with one of our trusted garages near you.

What happens if I don’t change the engine oil and filter?

Without an oil change your engine could become too hot and start to run less efficiently. The increased heat from the engine could cause a gasket to blow or may warp parts of the metal in the engine. If the oil filter is also not changed this could become clogged and reduce the amount of oil able to filter through. If both are left unserviced for long enough your car could have a complete engine failure, costing you the engine or even the entire car.

How much will it cost to get an oil and filter change?

Changing the engine oil is one of the easiest services, the average cost can range from £80 to £200. This will vary depending on the make and model of your car and the type of engine oil you need. We recommended getting your oil filter replaced at the same time, depending on the filter material and how long it is designed to last this could add an additional cost. To get an accurate quote, enter your car details in our online booking system, to compare prices and find a garage near you.

Do I need my oil filter changed?

Your oil filter is normally located on the bottom or side of the oil pan; however, this varies from car to car. The filter cleans the dirt and debris from the engine but can become clogged so a regular replacement when the oil change is performed will help to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently. While you can use your oil filter more than once, we recommend that you replace the filter every time you change the oil to ensure your car continues to run smoothly.

Book your oil and filter change today, through our network of garages you are guaranteed to find a trusted mechanic near you.

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