How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

oil change on a car

No matter what model of vehicle you’re bringing in, when it’s time for an oil change you might be wondering to yourself, “How long should an oil change take?” We know that life can be busy, and the last thing you want to do is be stuck waiting around for your vehicle. However, keeping up with routine oil changes is important to maintain your vehicles’ health and prevent more problems down the line while you’re driving around Tyler. Most oil changes are finished within an hour or less, so you can get in and out during your lunch break in many cases, or while the kids are at practice. To better understand how long an oil change takes for your specific model, It’s important for you to contact us to schedule a service appointment, to get in and get out as quickly as possible. 

How Long Should an Oil Change Take If You Do it Yourself?

If you’re looking to save some time, and prefer to do your own oil change, the amount of time it takes will vary depending on your skill level, tools available, and a few other factors like how often the kids try to help. Changing your oil requires various tools and supplies, such as new oil, new oil filter, new oil filter gasket, car jack, wheel blocks, and a rubber mallet. If it is your first time changing your oil, you’ll want to set aside around an hour to familiarize yourself with the process. As you become more familiar, however, an oil change should only take about half an hour. 

If you prefer to do your own oil change, the amount of time it takes will vary depending on your skill level, tools, and other factors, such as the number of interruptions from your kids. Changing your oil requires various tools and supplies, including new oil, an oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a car jack, wheel blocks, and a rubber mallet. If it’s your first time changing your oil, you’ll want to set aside about an hour to familiarize yourself with the parts and process of an oil change. As you become more familiar with how to change your oil though, you’ll be able to change your oil in about half an hour. 

Normally it costs less, and is faster, to turn to a service crew like the ones available at Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, near Longview. When you bring your vehicle in for an oil change, it shouldn’t take more than half an hour, depending on your vehicle’s condition, and the number of customers currently in the bay.

More Oil Change Tips

If it’s time for an oil change, these are some helpful tips from your friends at Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat:

  • In the past, it was recommended that Longview drivers were supposed to get an oil change approximately every 3,000 miles, but these days new vehicles can go anywhere between 5,000 – 7,500 miles between oil changes. Specific models may even go as far as 10,000 miles between regular oil change intervals. You should always check your owner’s manual for specific oil change recommendations for your make and model.
  • Review your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional motor oil. Synthetic oil costs more, but it won’t impact the time to complete an oil change or when it’s due.

Let Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat Handle Your Service Needs

Now that you know how long an oil change takes, you can decide whether you want to bring your vehicle into Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat or handle the oil change process for yourself. When you bring your vehicle into our service center near Marshall, you’ll get all the benefits of our expertly trained staff, and the satisfaction of knowing it will be done right the first time. 

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