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Want to learn more about Oil Filter changes?

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

What does an oil filter do?

The oil filter in your car is an important part of the engine which helps to keep the oil clean, it protects the engine from wear by dirt and debris. As your vehicle runs, oil allows parts to move more easily but the oil gradually picks up dirt. This dirt can build up and clog your system, causing more serious failures. The filter catches a lot of this dirt and allows your oil to remain in a good condition for longer.

What does an oil filter change involve?

The mechanic will assess the situation on the car. They will then drain the oil and remove the filter, before replacing them with new parts. The mechanic will then advise if other repairs are required. To check the system, the mechanic will normally run the engine for a while, making adjustments as necessary.

Can I do an oil & oil filter change myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend an oil & oil filter 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 a bad oil filter?

New engine oil usually has a golden colour and flows smoothly. If you find that the oil is black or has a very thick consistency, then it is time to replace the oil filter, and the oil at the same time. This oil service will usually have your vehicle running a lot smoother than before.

How long does an oil and filter change take?

An oil & oil filter change usually takes under 1 hour, but can take 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 an oil filter?

You should replace your oil filter at regular intervals, at the very least at the manufacturer recommended intervals. Of course, in some cases your oil filter may become dirty long before this, at which point it should be replaced. It's important to ensure it's checked regularly.

Can I still drive with bad oil & oil filter?

If you suspect there is any issue with your vehicle's engine oil and oil filter or there are concerns about its age or condition, book with a professional mechanic as soon as possible to get it checked and replaced if necessary, driving the vehicle may lead to further complications and engine damage.

Can I change oil without changing the oil filter?

Yes, it is possible to change the oil without changing the oil filter but it is recommended the filter is replaced during an oil change. The oil filter, furthermore, should be changed at the recommended interval, or sooner as the filter will hold debris from the old oil and may be less effective at cleaning the newly changed oil.

What happens if I don't change my oil filter?

If you don't change your oil filter in the car, the filter will eventually become clogged and there will not be enough oil to properly lubricate the engine. This could potentially cause greater harm to the engine in the long run.

 Can I clean and reuse an oil filter?

It is not recommended to clean and reuse an oil filter because it can cause premature wear on engine parts. Keep in mind that most oil filters are not designed to be reused and are almost impossible to clean completely as it will have microscopic debris that could contaminate the new oil.

Are cheap oil filters ok to use?

Cheap oil filters may not provide the same level of protection as more expensive models, but they should still be sufficient for most purposes. Make sure to check the quality of the filter before purchasing it, and replace it as needed to maintain optimal engine performance.

 What is the difference between oil filter and fuel filter?

The main difference between an oil filter and a fuel filter is that oil filters remove contaminants from the oil, while fuel filters remove impurities from the fuel such as debris that made their way into or developed in the fuel supply system.

Is bad oil & oil filter an MOT failure?

The oil filter is generally not checked during an MOT test as it not a safety critical component. However, bad oil and a dirty oil filter can cause other issues that cause common MOT failures so be sure to get this checked and changed prior to an MOT test.

What filters are changed during an oil change?

During an oil change, mechanics normally recommend to change the oil filter at the same time. Clean oil and an oil filter are critical to keep the engine running smoothly.

How much does it cost to change oil and filter?

An oil change and oil filter change costs on average £100, the exact price will depend on the make and model of your car, the oil and filter used, and the location of the vehicle.

Does oil change include filter change?

An oil filter is a recommended part to be changed as part of an oil change, but it's not necessarily included as standard with all garages. ClickMechanic offers an oil and oil filter change job, which means you can be sure it's included if you book it.

When Should Car filters be changed?

It is recommended to change the oil filter every time the oil is changed (which is normally done during an annual service) to prevent the filter getting clogged up.

How much does an oil filter change cost?

On average an engine oil filter and oil change costs around £90. Typical prices can range anywhere from £60 to £150. Ultimately, the cost depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having the engine oil changed by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

Check out the ClickMechanic price for an oil filter change, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. These estimates may include Engine oil, Engine oil filter, Engine oil filter and/or Engine oil. We have oil filter change prices for 55 different manufacturers.

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Alfa Romeo

£93 £97 - £190 Get exact price

Asia

£103 £171 - £171 Get exact price

Audi

£107 £115 - £208 Get exact price

Austin

£68 £132 - £132 Get exact price

Bentley

£171 £233 - £258 Get exact price

BMW

£105 £105 - £214 Get exact price

Cadillac

£120 £148 - £184 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£80 £82 - £169 Get exact price

Chrysler

£98 £79 - £217 Get exact price

Citroen

£82 £91 - £171 Get exact price

Dacia

£81 £91 - £160 Get exact price

Daewoo

£56 £76 - £115 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£69 £80 - £140 Get exact price

Daimler

£115 £154 - £184 Get exact price

Dodge

£108 £121 - £185 Get exact price

DS

£96 £163 - £163 Get exact price

Ferrari

£149 £215 - £215 Get exact price

Fiat

£74 £67 - £168 Get exact price

Ford

£86 £98 - £173 Get exact price

Honda

£83 £85 - £179 Get exact price

Hyundai

£81 £75 - £179 Get exact price

Infiniti

£122 £172 - £202 Get exact price

Isuzu

£122 £133 - £220 Get exact price

Iveco

£110 £132 - £176 Get exact price

Jaguar

£115 £138 - £215 Get exact price

Jeep

£112 £120 - £209 Get exact price

Kia

£76 £61 - £182 Get exact price

Land Rover

£126 £133 - £254 Get exact price

LDV

£73 £79 - £120 Get exact price

Lexus

£109 £129 - £200 Get exact price

Maserati

£146 £163 - £232 Get exact price

Mazda

£84 £88 - £181 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£100 £104 - £204 Get exact price

MG

£70 £80 - £158 Get exact price

MINI

£79 £84 - £178 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£93 £93 - £194 Get exact price

Nissan

£76 £72 - £168 Get exact price

Perodua

£74 £135 - £135 Get exact price

Peugeot

£78 £76 - £170 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£84 £117 - £117 Get exact price

Porsche

£113 £131 - £205 Get exact price

Proton

£68 £113 - £114 Get exact price

Renault

£83 £93 - £170 Get exact price

Rover

£73 £89 - £167 Get exact price

Saab

£80 £70 - £168 Get exact price

SEAT

£83 £89 - £170 Get exact price

Skoda

£87 £94 - £170 Get exact price

Smart

£61 £64 - £134 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£98 £147 - £175 Get exact price

Subaru

£87 £89 - £178 Get exact price

Suzuki

£69 £74 - £150 Get exact price

Toyota

£82 £93 - £173 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£85 £85 - £180 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£91 £104 - £182 Get exact price

Volvo

£92 £94 - £187 Get exact price

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  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an oil filter 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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Recent Oil Filter change quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£102.00

Engine oil & filter replacement

BMW 1 Series
Sutton Coldfield
£80.95

Engine oil & filter replacement

Vauxhall Zafira
Peterborough
£217.57

Engine oil & filter replacement

Vauxhall Astra GTC
Leamington Spa
£100.12

Engine oil & filter replacement

Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Nottingham