How much is an oil and filter change?

The average price of an oil and filter change is £102. The range of UK prices can be anywhere between £70 and £160.

Compared to replacing your engine—it’s a bargain.

If you choose a franchise or dealer to carry out the work, you can expect to pay anywhere from £70 or £80 up to £160. Your local mechanic will do it for less, of course; between £50 and £75 is pretty reasonable.

You might think you can save a little money by opting only to change your oil. It’s a false economy. For around £5 or £10, your filter is worth every penny when you’ve just spent £40 or £50 on engine oil. You should consider the change of oil filter price part and parcel of getting the job done properly.

Can I change my engine and oil and oil filter myself?

Sure! As long as you know where the drain plug is on your engine, and you can find your oil filter, it’s a fairly straightforward process.

As with most jobs, preparation is key. Make sure you’ve got a container big enough to catch all of your old oil and a way to get it to a responsible recycler. You can’t just throw your old oil away. You’ll also want to protect the ground from any accidental spillage. In the event of such a mishap, cleaning used oil and removing oil stains from your driveway can turn into a nightmare.

What are the oil and filter replacement costs at a dealership compared to Fixter garages?

Operation Vehicle Dealer Price Fixter Price Saving
Oil and filter replacement Dacia Logan MCV 1.5ltr Diesel £172 £151 14%
Oil and filter replacement Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5ltr Diesel £96