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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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In need of an oil change near Los Banos? Our service team at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock can help you learn how long an oil change takes and more oil change tips to help you better care for your Chevy model. Typically, oil changes will take less than an hour depending on the oil needed and the vehicle. Learn more with our team today, then schedule an appointment with us at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock.

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

The amount of time it takes to change your oil can vary if you’re doing it yourself. If you decide to change your oil at home, you’ll want to budget at least an hour. Changing oil yourself will require new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks on top of your time. In the long run, it’s a definitely cheaper and less of a headache to have your local service center take care of it for you.

More Oil Change Information

If it’s time to get an oil change, be sure to keep the following points 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 specials 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.

Visit Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock for a Quick Oil Change!

Ready to have your vehicle’s oil changed? Schedule service at our dealership near Modesto and Ceres. Our parts center can also help you find all of the parts you need to complete this service yourself. Contact our team to learn more about oil changes, how often to rotate tires, how to bleed brakes, our savings options, and more.


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