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    My car isn't due for a service but I was thinking of getting an interim oil change done. Knowing that mine is one of the most expensive cars in the VX range to service I thought I'd phone round for a few prices just for an oil and filter change.

    So if I do it myself its 7 or so litres of 5-30w or 10-40 @£30 for 4 litres plus the filter at £40 - ****** Izuzu!!!!

    So I call Kwikfit in town and ask for a price, I wouldn't normally trust them with anything but if I watch them, what can they get wrong? I'll check the oil going in to make sure its the right type etc........ The price I hear you ask? £45 and a few pennies! I think they may well be doing it next week! I don't think they have researched that very well do you
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I was going to leave mine go to the full 2 year interval, but at that price I may as well have it done now.

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    let us know how you get on big-sig have they got the filter yet?do they know what price the filter is or are they just estimating

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    If you go to SAAB i was told they do the filter for just under 15 quid. Thats a GM one

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    After reading your post I got thinking... either top up my oil for about £12 or have it changed for £39.95... b-b-b-bargain as far as i am concerned

    Mine's booked in for tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG NEIL View Post
    let us know how you get on big-sig have they got the filter yet?do they know what price the filter is or are they just estimating
    not sure, I called them and asked for a price for an oil and filter change, he asked what car, engine size etc. Off he went, he came back and told me the price and to just drop in when ever, so next week I'll do just that and see what happens. A supervised oil change is all I would trust them to do! But at that price - as long as its correct - its not worth getting my hands dirty.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    wortha try at that price and as you say if your watching what can they get wrong.. well worth the money... lets us know how you get on!

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    i get my 2.2 oil change done at ATS for £29.99 (shell helix 10/40w),every six months or around 5k for me.
    £60 a year for oil changes and dont have to get my hands dirty, no brainer really.

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    not bad Mac12... but i thought you had to used 5w30..? albeit VX did advise after 3 years they revert back to 10/40 semi, when the warranty is over.. assume this is a profit issue for them.
    have you noticed any difference? how many miles has yours done?

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    You can use 10/40w but you need to change it at 10k max rather than the 5/30w 20k.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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