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OIL & FILTER

WHAT IS AN OIL & FILTER SERVICE?

An Oil & Filter service involves draining your existing engine oil and replacing it with new oil as per your vehicle manufacturers recommendation. The service also includes the replacement of your oil filter to keep your new oil grime free.

Oil and oil filters form an important part of your engine. Oil is used for the lubrication of your internal combustion engine minimising friction and wear on each of the moving parts. Your oil filter keeps your oil free from dirt therefore minimising the risk of damaging vital engine components.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR OIL?

Manufacturers and car experts recommend that your oil is changed every 12 months, or a little less for higher mileage vehicles.

Oil is the lubricant in your engine which prevents friction and protects the mechanical components. Over time engine oil gradually loses this ability to lubricate effectively and low, thin or old oil causes the internal components to wear much faster. To prevent this, it’s very important that your car has a regular oil service.

WHAT TYPE OF OIL DOES MY CAR NEED?

Your vehicle’s engine requires the correct grade of oil in order to lubricate and protect the internal parts. The grade of oil for your vehicle is determined by the vehicle manufacturer based on many factors, like size and operating temperature range of the engine. At HiQ our highly experienced teams can advise you on the best oil and care for your engine and we stock most oils at all our centres.

To help decide which of our car servicing options is best for you, use our simple comparison guide below or call your nearest HiQ centre.

*Please note: In-centre servicing inclusions may vary. For more information please contact your local centre.

What's included with our services?

Take a look below for more details on what's included in each of our car care services.

*Certain vehicles use specialist oils, if the manufacturer advises your car needs a premium oil we will advise before commencing any work if any additional costs are involved

**In rare cases certain car makes carry premium priced fuel filters. If this is applicable to your vehicle then we will always advise before commencing the work if there would be an additional cost for your vehicle

***Applies to standard spark plugs. If your vehicle carries long life spark plugs or similar we will advise if there are any additional costs before commencing any work

Item Oil & filter Interim service Full service Major service
Item Oil & filter Interim service Full service Major service
Oil
Renew engine oil* included included included included
Replace oil filter included included included included
Run engine and check for leaks included included included included
Refit sump plug and replace washer if required included included included included
On Level checks
Check vehicle lights included included included
Check vehicle registration plate condition included included included
Fuel cap condition included included
Horn Operation included included included
Dashboard Warning Lights included included
Seat belts Front & rear (inc. lap belt) included included
Windscreen wiper blades checked included included included
Washer Jets included included included
Shock Absorbers included included included
Tyre wear/condition included included included
Lubricate door hinges included included
Under the bonnet
Renew air filter included included
Replace pollen filter included
Check brake fluid levels included included
Top-up washer fluid included included included
Check and top-up power steering resevoir included included included
Check cooling fan operation included included
Check coolant level and concentration % included included included
Top up coolant included included
Visual check of hoses and pipes included included included
Battery check included included included
Replace external fuel filter, diesel only** included
Visual inspection of drive belts included included included
Check timing/cam belt (Interval check only) included included included
Replace spark plugs*** (Petrol Vehicles only) included
Lubricate bonnet latch and hinges included included
Under the vehicle
Check wheel bearings included included
Check steering components included included
Visual brake inspection included included included
Remove wheels and inspect brake drums and shoes included included
Remove wheels and inspect brake pads and discs included included
Check brake system hydraulics included included
Check brake servo included included
Check handbrake operation included included
Inspect exhaust system included included included
Tyre pressures checked and adjusted included included included
Check propshaft/drive shaft, joints and gaiters included included
Check suspension springs included included included
Check shock absorbers included included included
Road Test
Check gearbox operation included included included
Engine noises included included included
Clutch included included included
Exhausts operation included included included
Steering included included included
Final checks
Recheck engine oil levels included included included
Check/adjust wheel nut torque included included
Service book stamped included included included