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369 Reviews

L&G Auto Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...


19th July 2022

ANDREW, BRISTOL

Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery


28 Reviews

Nation Auto Mechanics Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 20 years of experience

Stockwood Lane Garage has been operating for over 20 years. In 2016 Keith Malik took the helm and we have been going from strength to strength ever since. We operate a 4 ramp workshop including an MOT ramp f...


10th July 2021

JONATHAN, Bristol

Fiat Panda • MOT with collection & delivery


46 Reviews

Carcraft

Garage in Bristol, 40 years of experience

Carcraft Servicing and repairs has been operating since 1980 The garage offers a 5 bay workshop and an additional MOT bay for class 4 testing. We offer alloy and steel welding inc alloy wheel repairs , servi...



158 Reviews

Westbourne Motors

Garage in Bristol, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...



23 Reviews

Monster Dent

Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing Air Con Regas Air Con Recharge Bra...


16th March 2022

PETER, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter • Major Service


35 Reviews

Letang Auto Elctrical Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 9 years of experience

Lathaniel owns Letang Auto Electrics and the business has been operating since 2015 and branched out in mechanical repairs after specialising in tow-bars and auto electrics originally when the business first...


19th February 2022

JAMES, PATCHWAY

Skoda Fabia • MOT with collection & delivery


78 Reviews

Akb

Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...


27th June 2016

JEFF, KINGSWOOD

Volkswagen Sharan • Fuel pump (in-tank) replacement


39 Reviews

K And C Garage

Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience

K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...


13th June 2017

PETER, Bristol

Volkswagen Touran • MOT with collection & delivery


35 Reviews

D&S Autos Bristol Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 22 years of experience

D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd have been in operation for 20 years and counting! We service the local Bristol area. At D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd, our experts will provide you with top quality vehicle servicing to...



22 Reviews

The Mot Station

Garage in Bristol, 10 years of experience

The MOT Station has been around for 10 years but has had a name change but still offers the same great service and is ran by Simon Trotman, The MOT Station offers full workshop facilities with a 3 ramp work...


20th October 2021

BADER, Gloucestershire

Honda Civic • MOT with collection & delivery

Want to learn more about Engine Oil changes in Bristol?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does engine oil do?

Engine oil is a lubricant used to reduce the friction between the moving parts of the engine as well as an aid to cooling by dissipating the heat generated.

What does an engine oil change involve?

  • The mechanic will raise the vehicle and ensure that the surrounding area is protected against any spillage
  • The mechanic will drain the oil and change the oil filter
  • Mechanic will then refill the engine with the correct grade and quantity of quality oil
  • Mechanic will run the engine and once cool, will re check the level
  • Any dashboard based oil service and quality warnings will be reset to indicate the oil service has been performed

Is it worth doing your own oil change?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend an engine oil change is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of bad engine oil?

Fundamentally, unless it has gone too far, the average motorist is unlikely to know there is something wrong physically with it.

There may be an oil pressure warning on the dashboard that could indicate the oil isn’t circulating as well as it should due to a blocking filter or even a failing oil pump or there may be an oil level warning, which would indicate there isn’t enough oil in the engine. However both of these warnings are not really an indicator of the actual oil quality but can alert you to potential issues.
Therefore typical symptoms are;

  • Engine oil level warning
  • Engine oil pressure warning
  • Service indicator lights
  • Oil quality warning light

How long will an engine oil change take?

An engine oil change usually takes around 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace the engine oil?

As oil heats up and cools down, carbonisation occurs, which is why oil turns a dark black colour. The more this occurs and the more its chemical structure is mashed during the friction process, the oil quality will fall away until it not longer provides the purpose it is used for,

This is why the manufacturers have recommended oil change frequencies, however, it is not the full story. There is also the time recommendation as well, but this is to try and ensure that regular changes are made. An engine that is used in a vehicle that sits in stationary traffic the majority of its time, but doesn’t accumulate high mileages, is still going to be running and that is of course what reduces the properties.

Can I still drive with bad engine oil?

Having the correct level and grade of engine oil is of paramount importance both for maintaining engine efficiency and performance. Driving with a bad engine oil could cause damage to the engine. If you suspect there is any issue with your engine oil or there are concerns about its age or condition, book with a professional mechanic with immediate effect to check the engine oil and replace it if necessary.

Should I change engine oil every 10,000 miles?

Most auto manufacturers recommend changing engine oil every 5000-7000 miles. However, keep in mind that older cars may need its engine oil changed more frequently. The best thing to do is check the owner's manual for manufacturer recommended oil change frequency.

What does the 15% next to oil light mean?

The oil life indicator on the dashboard is a maintenance reminder that lets the driver know when it is time to change the engine oil and filter. The indicator is usually a percentage that counts down as the oil is used. When the indicator reaches 15%, it usually indicates you have a few hundred miles to go before it's time to change the engine oil.

How long will 15% Oil Life last?

If the manufacturer recommended oil change is recommended every 10,000 miles for example, then 15% would mean you have about 1500 miles to go before you need to change the oil. If it's 5000 miles, then 15% oil life indicator would mean 750 miles left. Remember this is a rough approximation so it's always good to check the engine oil regularly with the dipstick method and not let it do below the "low" mark.

What will happen when Oil Life hits 0?

When the oil life hits 0%, you can technically still continue to drive the car. But since the quality of oil has degraded, it is important to change the oil as soon as possible as it can cause harm to the engine.

What engine oil is better, synthetic or conventional?

Synthetic oil is generally considered to be more durable. high-performing and efficient than conventional oil, and it is often the recommended choice for newer vehicles.

Unlike conventional oil, fully synthentic oils are also designed to flow quickly in winter conditions and resist extreme heat, which allows the car engine to operate smoothly year-round.

Can I switch from using conventional oil to synthetic oil?

Yes, it is generally safe to switch back and forth from conventional to synthentic oil. However, it is important to remember that synthetic oil is far more superior then conventional oil so once you switch back to conventional oil it will not offer the efficiency the synthetic oil did for your engine.

If you're not sure about switching, you can always consult a mechanic to advise what's best for your vehicle.

Which engine oil is the best for my car?

The best oil recommended for your car will be listed in the owner's manual.

Engine oil comes in different viscosities, and is generally signified by a grade number, such as 5w40. It is important to consult the owner's manual as using the wrong type of oil can cause stress to the mechanical components of the engine that need optimum lubrication.

What happens if I do not top up engine oil?

If you don't get your engine oil topped up, it will eventually lead to engine failure.

Engine oil lubricates the moving parts in your engine, and without it, these parts will start to grind against each other and cause serious and expensive damage to the engine.

Is a bad engine oil an MOT failure?

No, bad engine oil does not lead to an MOT failure as it is not a checkpoint. However, an MOT tester may suggest that if the engine oil is bad or low that it is not advisable to test the vehicle as it could damage the vehicle. They may then refuse to test the vehicle.

How much does a Engine Oil change cost in Bristol?

The average cost of a Engine Oil change in Bristol is on average between £81 and £111. Ultimately the cost for a Engine Oil change in Bristol depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Bristol. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Engine oil and Engine oil filter. We have quotes for the top 39 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£100 £119 - £192 Get exact price

Audi

£131 £152 - £249 Get exact price

BMW

£112 £113 - £219 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£66 £89 - £117 Get exact price

Chrysler

£80 £78 - £173 Get exact price

Citroen

£87 £94 - £179 Get exact price

Dacia

£94 £140 - £174 Get exact price

Ferrari

£148 £226 - £226 Get exact price

Fiat

£72 £72 - £160 Get exact price

Ford

£86 £102 - £179 Get exact price

Honda

£98 £89 - £201 Get exact price

Hyundai

£77 £83 - £141 Get exact price

Infiniti

£130 £173 - £206 Get exact price

Iveco

£108 £126 - £198 Get exact price

Jaguar

£122 £132 - £236 Get exact price

Jeep

£153 £163 - £263 Get exact price

Kia

£78 £59 - £188 Get exact price

Land Rover

£116 £149 - £182 Get exact price

Lexus

£119 £140 - £215 Get exact price

Mazda

£111 £124 - £211 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£121 £142 - £224 Get exact price

MG

£82 £115 - £142 Get exact price

MINI

£77 £88 - £162 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£82 £146 - £146 Get exact price

Nissan

£85 £90 - £178 Get exact price

Peugeot

£69 £66 - £165 Get exact price

Porsche

£132 £181 - £193 Get exact price

Renault

£85 £102 - £177 Get exact price

Rover

£90 £157 - £157 Get exact price

Saab

£96 £96 - £193 Get exact price

SEAT

£94 £121 - £181 Get exact price

Skoda

£81 £98 - £171 Get exact price

Smart

£45 £51 - £101 Get exact price

Subaru

£95 £101 - £196 Get exact price

Suzuki

£64 £73 - £144 Get exact price

Toyota

£98 £112 - £199 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£90 £93 - £193 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£91 £109 - £184 Get exact price

Volvo

£100 £108 - £195 Get exact price

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  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • LDV
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daewoo
  • Daimler
  • Dodge
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Aston Martin
  • Daihatsu
  • Isuzu
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Proton
  • Ssangyong
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an engine oil change, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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