Proton Preve Executive – Service 20000 Km

This post is about the 20000 Km Scheduled Maintenance for my Proton Preve.

For a start, Here’s the exact specification of my car:

Manufacturing Date: 2016
Purchased Date: December 2016
Model: Proton Preve 1.6 Executive Manual

Firstly, let’s check the price quoted at the Proton Official Website for my car.
You can view the file here.

It is stated that for the Proton Preve Executive MT 20k Km service will cost RM184.45. The work that will be done during this service as per the Website are as follows:

1. Engine Oil (Syntium 800 SE 10W/30 SN) 4L
2. Engine Oil Filter
3. Drain Plug Gasket
4. Spark Plugs
5. Air Filter
Free Labour Charges

However, the Service Advisor quoted me the following work:

1. Engine Oil (Syntium 3000 SE 5W/30 SN) 4L
2. Engine Oil Filter
3. Air Filter
4. Drain Plug Gasket
5. Spark Plugs
6. Labour Charges

Cost for all of these ? RM269.26
However, my car is still entitled to a 20k Km service voucher which was valued at RM197.73. In the end, I only paid a total of RM71.50

Why the differences are huge between the Proton Service Menu on the website and the ones quoted at me ? Well, the Proton Service Menu uses Petronas Syntium 800 SE 10W/30 SN which as per Lazada website it costs RM90 while the one quoted to me uses Syntium 3000 SE 5W/30 SN which costs RM190.80.

Is it worth it to pay that price for a better Engine Oil ? Well, if you accelerate up to 6500RPM before changing gears all the time, I say it is worth it. 🙂

Where did I send my car to ?

Proton Glenmarie Service Centre  
Address: 6, Jalan Juruhebah U1/50, Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya, 40150 Shah Alam, Glenmarie, Malaysia
Hours: 8AM–6PM
Phone: +60 3-5569 5499
I will give my review on PGSC on my future post.

That’s all for now.

If you have any question about Preve/Proton/Proton Glenmarie Service Centre, feel free to send me an email at

Have a good day folks !


Proton Service Menu

Good Day All !

This post is about the Proton Service Menu on their official website.

As you can see, they have listed out the service menu for all proton models that are currently on sale today. The list includes the parts to be changed on each service intervals and also the cost.

Take for example the Service Menu for my Proton Preve Executive MT.

From the looks of it, it will cost me RM184.45 for my 20k Km Service which I have scheduled to be on this Sunday (15 Oct 2017).

How accurate is this service menu compare to the one quoted by their Service Centers you say ?
I have posted the update on here comparing the quoted price on Proton Service Menu and the one quoted by the SC that I sent my car to. (Updated 17 Oct’17)

Having own various Proton models in the house hold, I am sure the price difference is there especially from those Proton Dealer Service Centre instead of Proton Edar Branch Service Centre.

Is there any difference between the Proton Service Menu on their website and the Owner’s Manual Handbook and Service Booklet that came with the cars ? Of course there is.

The two main differences are, the Proton Service Menu display the current price of the parts involved as well as the Labour Charges, you cannot find the cost estimation in the Owner’s Manual Handbook and Service Booklet. The second one is that the Owner’s Manual Handbook and Service Booklet display much more than parts change, it displays the inspection requirements on each service interval too.

Anyway, I sincerely believe that this Service Menu on their website is a good reference for Proton owners, you can refer to the Service Menu for the cost of the service involved and compare it to the one quote to you by your mechanic. But, don’t forget to read through the Owner’s Manual Handbook and Service Booklet too, it will definitely come in handy if you want to send your car for outside service or try to do the car maintenance mostly on your own.

PS: I don’t recommend you to send your car to other workshop than the authorized service centre, not only it violates your car warranty, it also might be costlier than the one quoted by the authorized centre especially if you don’t know what they are doing to your car. But, if you don’t care about the warranty and know what you want to do with your car, who am I to argue with that ? 🙂


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