Has your Land Rover Discovery oil light been blinking at you recently? Or maybe you want to find out more about your Land Rover Discovery’s oil change procedure. Luckily, the qualified team of mechanics at ART Garage Crewe can help! With years of experience carrying out oil and filter replacements, keeping your Land Rover vehicle in tip-top condition is no hard task if you follow our expert advice.
How is a car’s oil changed?
To help keep all the internal components of your Land Rover engine running smoothly, oil is essential. Unfortunately, dirt and contaminants can make their way into this oil, compromising the quality and creating friction that damages the important components, hence the need for frequent oil and filter changes.
To do this, a mechanic needs to obtain the right type of oil and filter for the vehicle, jack up the vehicle, and then unscrew the oil plug. After draining the old oil and removing the gasket and filter using an oil filter wrench, the fresh oil will be added using a funnel.
The mechanic will then install a new gasket and oil filter, while ensuring any old oil is collected and responsibly recycled. Once the oil light on the dashboard has gone out, the mechanic will check the oil level using a dipstick and, if necessary, top it up.
When should the oil be changed in a Land Rover?
Previously, it was recommended that the Land Rover discovery oil light came on in vehicles every 3,000 miles and should therefore be changed then. However, thanks to the developments in oil and technology, this period has been significantly extended. Now, according to the latest official manufacturer guidance, the Land Rover discovery oil light will come on and therefore should be changed should be changed every 7,500-10,000 miles.
How much does a Land Rover oil change cost?
According to Fixter, the average cost of an oil change in the UK is £102 with this service costing anywhere between £70-£160. Local mechanics will tend to offer more affordable services, but it’s worth noting that the quality of engine oil will also affect the price. Changing the oil in high-performance vehicles will typically cost more as the internal components tend to suffer more wear. As a result, they require a higher grade of oil or specialist oils that can withstand this use.
When it comes to conducting an oil and filter replacement, Land Rover’s Range Rover requires more time (0.9 hours) in comparison to vehicles like the Ford Fiesta (0.5 hours), the BMW 5 Series (0.35 hours), and the Audi A4 (0.8 hours), which can contribute to the extra cost.
FYI ART Garage Crewe offer amazing Land Rover Service cost discounts compared to your mainstream Garages, and we us the same specialist machinery and knowledge!
Land Rover servicing at ART Garage Crewe
Conducting frequent oil changes and booking your Land Rover in for regular servicing is essential to keeping your luxury 4×4 vehicle running smoothly. Here at ART Garage Crewe, we offer a wide range of Land Rover services including annual servicing and diagnostics using our high-end tools specifically designed to help keep your Land Rover on the road.
Regardless of whether you want to find out more about the Land Rover Discovery oil change cost, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with out team today by calling 0127 021 4445. Alternatively, you can also contact us by filling out our handy online contact form. After receiving your enquiry, we’ll ensure a Land Rover Specialist gets back to you soon to find out more about your Land Rover servicing needs.