Lamborghini Maintenance COSTS HOW MUCH?!
How much does it cost?
Lamborghinis fall into two different categories; the Gallardo and the Murcielago. While both are quite expensive to maintain, the Murcielago is more expensive to maintain. The Murcielago will cost $2000 for an oil change and the Gallardo will cost $400 for an oil change. Oil change for a Lamborghini Huracan is roughly $1000.
You may think the cost of this oil change is high due to the cost of materials used, but that is far from the truth. The cost of oil used in both models costs around $100 while the filter costs $60, and $25 for a custom wrench needed for Lamborghinis.
Why is it so expensive?
A majority of the money charged is labor cost. Most car shops will charge for 2-3 hours of service when in reality they only need 30-45 minutes for the entire oil change process. Additionally, if you own a luxury car then you will definitely be visiting a professional with experience and the specific set of skills to handle oil changes in expensive vehicles.
Can you change the oil at home?
Yes. you can change the oil at home. And if you change your oil frequently, there will be no sludge buildup, so don’t worry about getting every ounce out from every possible drain point. All you have to do is drain the sump and refill it. You should be able to get 90% of the oil, and what’s left will be quickly diluted by the fresh synthetic.
However, it is not advisable to try to change the oil if you do not have a basic understanding of the process and the car parts. Especially if you own a luxury car that will end up costing an arm and a leg to remedy any mistakes made.
The Lamborghini Huracan on the other hand should not be messed with owing to the complex nature of its drain plugs. And if one is not familiar with the layout of the vehicle, it may take you hours on end to get the job done. Before getting to the oil to drain it, you will have to remove three panels and 50 bolts to even get to the drain plugs.
Additionally, the “drain plugs” are plural and you will have to remove eight. Then you have to remove all nine quarts of engine oil and replace the drain plugs. Then reassemble the panels after closing the drain plugs. But it can still be done if they are really determined. That said, keep reading to learn how an oil change is performed on a Lamborghini.