How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Oil Change

Changing the oil in your car is one of the most important parts of taking care of it. If your vehicle is due for an oil change near Corpus Christi, then you may be asking, “How long does an oil change take?” Not very long. In fact, most oil changes at the Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass service center take less than an hour, so you could even schedule one during your lunch break and eat a sandwich while you wait. If you want a better idea of wait times, contact us today. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more answers to “How long should an oil change take?” 

How Long Should an Oil Change Take If I Do It Myself?

If you want to change your oil yourself in Kingsville, it’ll take a different amount of time depending on your expertise and your gear. Usually, you’ll want to give yourself at least an hour, but it can take more or less than that. If you want to change your oil yourself, make sure you have:

  • New oil
  • A new oil filter
  • A new oil filter gasket
  • A rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • A jack
  • Wheel blocks 

It’ll usually take less time, cost less, and be less trouble if you simply schedule an oil change at a dealership near Port Lavaca like Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass. We’re professionals, after all!

More Oil Change Tips

Once you know the answer to “How long should an oil change take?”, and it’s time for your car’s oil change, make sure to keep these tips in mind: 

  • Conventional wisdom used to dictate that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles — but these days, new vehicles need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. In fact, some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval.
  • Our service coupons page frequently offers oil change coupons and other discounted services.
  • Be sure to check and see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Your owner’s manual will have that information. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but it won’t affect the time required for an oil change.

Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass Can Teach You More About Oil Changes

Now that you know the answer to, “How long does an oil change take?”, do you want to learn more? Read our service tips and tricks for more information on how to best care for your vehicle. Or, come to our dealership in Aransas Pass and browse our inventory of new vehicles

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