How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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Is your vehicle due for an oil change? You may be wondering, “How long does an oil change take?” Well, the answer is not long at all! It usually takes less than an hour, so you can easily schedule one on your lunch break at work. Take a closer look at some more precise service wait times with Dan Cava's Buick GMC today! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!



How Long Should a DIY Oil Change Take?

If you plan on performing the oil change yourself, the length of time it takes could vary. However, it’s important to at least put aside an hour for yourself to perform the oil change. There are some added expenses when changing the oil yourself, such as new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. Therefore, it’s often more time- and cost-effective to bring it into the Dan Cava's Buick GMC service center and have it done in minutes by our experts. 

More Oil Change Tips

If you’re still asking yourself “how long should an oil change take?”, check out these tips below:

  • It used to be commonplace to change your oil every 3,000 miles. However, due to various advancements, new vehicles only need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Depending on which model vehicle you have, you could potentially go around 10,000 miles between oil changes. However, it’s always best practice to check the owner’s manual to be sure.
  • Make sure you check your owner’s manual to know whether your vehicle takes synthetic or conventional oil. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but it won’t affect the time required for an oil change.

Schedule Service With Dan Cava's Buick GMC Today!

Now that we’ve answered the question, “How long should an oil change take?”, come stop by Dan Cava's Buick GMC and schedule service with our experts today! It’s much easier and less time-consuming to let the experts in Bridgeport get your vehicle serviced instead of doing it yourself! Be sure to check out our service specials to save big on car maintenance near Grafton!


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