Changing oil and oil filter on Peugeot

Peugeot Oil Change Price Estimate

11 April 2019, 08:37

At Autobutler we calculated the average price of a regular oil change for your Peugeot.

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£55 41%

The price is calculated based on all the Peugeot models which have had oil changes done at garages affiliated with Autobutler.

Some garages advertise a "from" price for an oil change. Included in the price are working hours and possible parts (oil filter), while the oil consumption depends on the Peugeot model you drive.

Other garages offer a fixed package price, where everything is included. Therefore, it is important that you read the quote description carefully when you have requested the three quotes.

If you are unsure about which garage to choose, get help from other car owners. On Autobutler, you can read how other users have reviewed the garages you are considering.

Engine oil – what is it?

The engine oil on your Peugeot is an essential component for lubricating and cooling the engine parts. The engine oil helps ensure that the moving parts can work smoothly, and without the required amount of oil, the friction in the engine increases. If the oil level drops, a greater strain is placed on the remaining oil, and you run the risk that the engine's vital parts are damaged.

Therefore, it is important to check and change the oil in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. From the service manual for your Peugeot, it is indicated which type of oil your car uses and how often the oil should be changed. Additionally, you may also read how many litres are needed for a complete oil change.

If in doubt, ask your garage. Here, the mechanic will surely know which type of oil you need to buy if the car needs a refill between two regular oil changes.

When is it time for an oil change?

Most recent Peugeot models have a warning light in the dashboard, which tells you if the engine needs oil. However, things should preferably not come to that, as the lamp only lights up when the engine badly lacks oil.

A Peugeot typically needs an oil change every 10,000 miles or so. Many garages perform an oil change in connection with regular servicing.

Between each oil change, however, there may be a chance that the car needs the oil topped off. In particular, this applies to older cars, where wear and tear on the engine means that oil consumption increases a little.
Therefore, make a habit of checking the engine’s oil level. Most manufacturers recommend that you check the oil level once a week, or every approx. 1,000 miles driven.

5 tips for oil change

  1. If you are planning a long road trip where the engine will be exposed to heavy loads, it is a good idea to check the oil level in advance. You see, on such long, demanding trips, oil consumption will most definitely increase.

  2. Always carry a bottle of oil in the car for long trips. That way, you can easily refill the engine oil. Make sure you do not mix two engine oils with different specifications. If you do, you risk that the properties of the original oil deteriorates.

  3. If you add oil yourself, make sure you do not spill oil on the engine, as this may at worst cause a fire in the engine compartment. Remember to screw the oil cap on properly and wipe off any spilled oil with a cloth.

  4. If you adhere to the intervals Peugeot specified for your car model, it will improve the car's performance and service life.

  5. The advantage of changing the oil at regular intervals is that the mechanical parts of the engine are properly lubricated. At the same time, oil helps clean the engine and collects the dirt which may have entered the system. When the oil contains dirt, the car's performance is impaired, and the engine is worn. Finally, regular oil changes ensure that the engine is cooled better, which is especially important on longer trips where you drive many miles at high speed.

How to change the engine oil in your car yourself

You can change the oil in your Peugeot yourself. You simply need to get under the car, loosen the drain plug and drain the old oil. Then you change the oil filter and add the new oil. Below, we go through how to change the engine oil in your car yourself, and tell you what you need.

What you need:

  • A container for collecting the used oil
  • A funnel for adding new oil
  • A hex wrench or a socket wrench
  • New oil – choose an oil with the right specifications
  • A pair of gloves.

Some oil producers have developed engine oils to suit a particular type of car and brand, so before you begin to change the oil, check which type of oil best fits your car. Find information in the car's service or instruction manual.

Today, there are also websites where you just need to enter the vehicle’s registration number, and the supplier will make sure that you receive the oil which fits your Peugeot.

Oil change: step-by-step

  1. Get under the car and find out where the drain plug is located
  2. Start the engine and leave it idling for a few minutes. When the oil is hot, it runs out of the engine easily, taking the dirt with it.
  3. Now turn off the engine and place the collection container under the drain plug, which you can now unscrew.
  4. Beware! The oil is hot, remember to use gloves to protect your hands.
  5. Make sure all the oil is drained off before screwing the drain plug back in. Tighten it securely, without over-tightening it.
  6. Use the funnel to add the new oil.
  7. Start the engine and leave it idling for a few minutes. Check that the oil does not leak at the drain plug. If it does, you need to tighten the drain plug further.
  8. You have now changed the engine oil.
  9. Often, it will also be a good idea to change the oil filter, which helps keep the oil clean.
  10. Remember to take the used oil to the recycling depot.

If you are not all that dexterous, and if you do not have any friends who can help you, the car will have to go to a garage. Request quotes on Autobutler, so you get the engine oil in your Peugeot replaced easily and quickly.

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