How much is an oil and filter change?

An oil and filter change is the main component of any car’s yearly service. This routine maintenance involves draining the old oil from your engine and replacing it with new oil, as well as changing the oil filter. This service is necessary to keep your car’s engine running smoothly and efficiently. 

So how much is an oil and filter change? 

During your car’s routine service, this will be carried out. Depending which type of service you go for will determine the cost. Asda Motoring’s interim service includes an oil and filter change along with a 39-point check with parts guaranteed for 12 months. This service is available from as little as £72, depending on the make and model of your car. Advanced service options from Asda Motoring, including the manufacturer-recommended service and the full car service also include the oil and filter change as standard.  

How often do I need an oil and filter change? 

For most motorists, a yearly oil and filter change as part of the car’s service is sufficient to keep fresh oil in the engine. Those who have a higher-than-average mileage and are behind the wheel a lot more may benefit from an additional oil and filter change between services to keep the vehicle running smoothly. 

In most modern cars, an indication on the dash will alert drivers if there is an issue with their engine oil. If this happens, it is best to get the car’s oil and filter checked as soon as possible. 

Why do I need an oil and filter change? 

Over time, the oil in an engine becomes contaminated with dirt, debris, and other impurities, which can reduce its effectiveness in lubricating the engine’s moving parts. In addition to this, the oil filter can become clogged with these contaminants, reducing its ability to filter out new impurities. A regular oil and filter change helps to ensure that the engine is properly lubricated and protected from wear and tear, as well as preventing potential damage to other components, such as the engine bearings, pistons, and valves.

What you’ll notice after an oil and filter change: 

An oil and filter change is not only imperative for maintaining your car’s health, but also its performance. 

  • Improved Engine Performance: Fresh oil helps to lubricate the engine’s parts more efficiently, leading to a smoother drive, better acceleration and quieter engine performance. 
  • Increased Fuel Efficiency: A clean engine with fresh oil and a new filter can improve fuel efficiency by reducing the workload on the engine. This can help you save money on fuel over time.
  • Longer engine life: Regular oil changes can help prolong the life of your engine by reducing wear and tear on engine parts. This can save you money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs or premature engine failure.
  • Better emissions: A clean engine with fresh oil can help reduce harmful emissions, including carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. This can help you do your part for the environment by reducing your car’s carbon footprint.
  • Improved reliability: A well-maintained engine is less likely to break down unexpectedly, reducing the risk of costly repairs and inconvenience.

If your car is due a service, or an interim oil and filter change, leave it to Asda Motoring to do the rest. Whether you’re in need of a full service or just a quick check-over and refresh, we’re happy to help. See all of our servicing options and see which one is best for your car. 

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