As of 2015, consumers reported paying between $25 and $50 for oil changes using conventional oil and $45 to $70 for oil changes using synthetic oil, according to Angie's List. Pricing varies depending on the car's model, the oil filter used and any additional services the customer requests.
Premium oil filters can drive up the price of an oil change. Economy oil filters, while cheaper, do not last as long as premium oil filters. Those who choose premium oil filters can expect to pay more for their oil changes.
Additionally, late-model cars may have more expensive oil change costs. Newer vehicles require more labor during an oil change because body and engine components get in the way and inhibit accessibility.
During an oil change, the technician may inspect the vehicle for additional maintenance requirements. If the technician recommends maintenance, the owner can accept the extra services at an added cost.