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What is the approximate cost of a full synthetic oil change?

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A full synthetic oil change typically costs between $45 and $70. This price is markedly higher than conventional oil changes, which typically cost between $20 and $55, as of 2015.

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Synthetic oil is ideal for high-performance engines and often lasts longer between oil changes. Individuals who choose to perform their own oil changes can save significantly on the cost of each oil change, typically paying between $10 and $20, depending on their preferred brand of synthetic engine oil.

Generally, auto repair shops performing oil changes do not charge for labor the same way they do for most other maintenance services. Most shops pay their technicians at a between two- and three-tenths of an hour for the oil change job, making labor take up between $10 and $15 of the total cost.

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