Leading the charge to its success and acting as the flagship model is the highly-rated Geely Coolray. The subcompact crossover comes feature-packed and at an attractive price point. Now the question on everyone’s minds, or at least those who plan to buy one soon, is how much does it cost to maintain such a feature-packed crossover?
Thanks to photos posted on the Geely Coolray PH Facebook page, we got to see a quick breakdown of just how much it will cost to own a Coolray or basically the cost of PMS. Owners can expect to pay more than P6,000 a year for maintenance depending on usage and mileage of the vehicle.
Servicing for the Coolray is scheduled every six months or every 7,500 kilometers. The first preventative maintenance at 1,000 km is free, but the next visit will cost the owner around P5,008,82 according to the chart below, which covers labor (P1,300), fully-synthetic oil (P2,766.40), parts (P442.42), maintenance (P500).
By the 15,000-km mark, owners will have to pay around P7,000 for their PMS visit. By the 22,500 kilometer mark, the cost will go down to about P5,000. For the breakdown of each PMS visit, refer to the chart above.
Where things get interesting is at the 30,000-kilometer mark as the PMS will be expensive. At this mileage milestone, owners will have to pay P13,000 due to parts and fluids being replaced. Pricing for the next two PMS schedules will be cheaper hovering between P5,000-7,000. Where things can get really expensive for owners is at the 60,000-kilometer reading where maintenance will cost P18,000. At this point, more parts and fluids will be replaced leading to the hefty price tag.
Here’s a breakdown of the prices of the parts required by the Coolray (including the required quantity) at some point during the ownership:
- Fully Synthetic Oil (OW20) – P494 (quantity 5.6)
- Oil Filter – P397.10 (quantity 1.0)
- Drain Plug Gasket – P45.32 (quantity 1.0)
- Spark Plugs – P405.45 (quantity 3.0)
- Fuel Filter – P886.03 (quantity 1.0)
- Air Filter – P727.43 (quantity 1.0)
- Brake Fluid – P228 (quantity 3.0)
- ATF (DCT 10) – P660 (quantity 4.5)
- Air Conditioning Filter – P845.45 (quantity 1.0)
- Engine Coolant – P371 (quantity 5.0)
- Canister – P1371.38 (quantity 1.0)
- Drive Belt – P1,056.56 (quantity 1.0)
- Coolant Pump Belt – P484 (quantity 1.0)
- Timing Belt – P2183.47 (quantity 1.0)
With these laid out, the expected cost of maintenance per year, assuming that you’ll cover 15,000 km annually and you’ll change your oil filter and drain plug gasket every PMS visit, would be below:
- 1st year – P12,000 (parts replaced: air filter and air-conditioning filter)
- 2nd year – P18,500 (parts replaced: air filter, A/C filter, sparkplugs, engine coolant, fuel filter, and brake fluid)
- 3rd year – P12,000 (parts replaced: air filter and A/C filter)
- 4th year – P23,500 (parts replaced: air filter, A/C filter, sparkplugs, engine coolant, fuel filter, brake fluid, canister, and DCT fluid)
- 5th year – P16,000 (parts replaced: air filter, A/C filter, drive belt, coolant pump belt, and timing belt)
It is important to note that these figures are just estimates and the actual costs can differ. Each person drives their vehicle in varying conditions and as such, certain vehicles will need more (or less) maintenance visits than others. This is also in the assumption that you’ll follow the needed parts replacement mentioned above.