Unique Facts about a Jaguar Oil Change

June 10, 2014

If you are lucky enough to be a Jaguar owner, you should know that a Jaguar oil change may not be as simple as it would be on a Toyota or other make. The jaguar oil change itself if more complicated, and the oil is generally more expensive.

Jaguar Oil Change Considerations

While a Jaguar is considered a fine high-performance vehicle, changing the oil is usually not as straightforward a process as it is with other types of cars. It's not uncommon for the mechanic to need to remove other parts in order to gain access to the filter and plug. Because the oil filter should be changed whenever the oil is changed, this may present a problem for those who prefer to do the work themselves. Many "quick lube" type shops won't work on these vehicles because of the complications that can be involved. Jaguar owners will usually find that they have to take the vehicle to a Jaguar dealership, or qualified mechanic for an oil change.

Also, because Jaguar engines are generally rather large when compared to other vehicles, Jaguar oil capacity requirements are higher and the vehicles require more motor oil. Because most Jaguars are considered high performance vehicles, you will probably want to use high quality synthetic oil. This type of oil will increase the price of the oil change. While many other vehicles allow for an oil change that is priced at around $20 to $25, the average minimum cost for a Jaguar oil change is around $50 to $60.

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