The prices of automobile oil have increased by 4% in the past few days, and the price of passenger car filters have increased by 10%, both resulting from the increase in the US dollar exchange rate—which affects importing the requirements for production.
Sales director at Al Barkah International Ltd for automobile oil trade, Ahmed Mohamed, said that the US dollar exchange price increase in the past period increased the price of automobile oil and filters. The oil prices increased by roughly 4% and the filters by 10%, which negatively affected the monthly sales of the company—the sales of both declined equally.
As a result of these changes, car owners have begun to prolong the period between oil changes. They have started to change the oil when their cars reach 8,000 km, instead of 5,000 km.
Mohamed explained that the price of Fesco oil 3000 is roughly EGP 120 per gallon and sustains a car for 10,000 km to 15,000 km, while the price of Shell’s yellow oil is roughly EGP 120 and sustains the car for 5,000 km.
The price of a gallon of Co-op blue oil is EGP 71, which powers the car for 2,500 km.
The price of Shell Helix yellow oil is EGP 109 and runs a car for 3,000 km, while Shell Helix 1litre oil is priced at EGP 260 and powers the car for 2,000 km to 15,000 km.
The price of Mobil super oil reached EGP 68 and it powers the car for 1,500 km to 2,000 km, while the price of Mobil 1 oil reached EGP 260 and powers the car for 10,000 km to 15,000 km.
The price of Misr 1000 oil reached EGP 71 and it lasts for 3,000 km, while the Shell Helix yellow oil price reached EGP 121 and powers the car for 3,000 km.
Mohamed noted that the US dollar price increase led to a 10% increase in the prices of passenger car filters. Fiat filter prices reached EGP 13.5, Peugeot filter prices EGP 13.5, Mercedes filter price reached EGP 45, Daewoo filter price EGP 35, Toyota filter price reached EGP 25, and Lancer filter price reached EGP 30.
Mohammed Ramadan, owner of Heliopolis institution for automobile oil, said that the US dollar price increase caused the motor oils price increase due to the high prices of the raw materials used in oil production.
He explained that the price of Mobil oil reached EGP 117 and sustains the car for 5,000 km, while the price of Mobil 1 oil reached EGP 260 and powers the car for 14,000km.
Mobil oil, which is used in the gearshift, registered a price of EGP 19 per package.
The price of Misr petroleum oil registered EGP 58 and powers the car for 3,000 km, while the price of Mobil super XHP reached EGP 121 and lasts for 5,000 km. Shell Helix plus oil reached EGP 144 and powers the car for 7,000 km.
The price of Shell super oil reached EGP 70 and powers a car for 4,000 km, while Emarat Misr Synthetic oil reached EGP 225 and runs a car for 10,000 km. Emarat Misr’s normal oil is priced at EGP 64 and powers a car for 5,000 km. Caltex synthetic oil is priced at EGP 180 and powers the car for 10,000 km.
The normal Caltex oil price reached EGP 67 and runs a car for 4,000 km, while Total Quartz 9000 oil is priced at EGP 219 and runs a car for 10,000 km. The price of Total Quartz 3000 normal oil reached EGP 65 and powers a car for 3,000 km.