How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

oil change on a car

If your car is ready for oil service, you might ask, “how long does an oil change take?” It’s actually a rather quick process. Most oil changes you can get at Edwards Nissan will take less than an hour, meaning you can most likely get it done during your lunch break. You can schedule service for your Omaha car online with Edwards Nissan, skipping the game of phone tag if you were to go with your local mechanic.

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

If you’re DIYing an oil change, the amount of time it’ll take you varies. You’ll want to budget at least an hour’s time, but it might take more or less time than that. Changing your oil yourself requires new oil, a fresh oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, the right size wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. It will often take less time and money to just get it done by a dealership like Edwards Nissan, though. It’s also less of a hassle!

More Oil Change Facts

If you need to get your oil changed, it’s prudent to keep these facts in mind:

  • Conventional wisdom used to state that you needed an oil change every 3,000 miles. However, modern automobiles need an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles on average. Some can even go 10,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual to get the facts for your car.
  • We’ve got a service specials page for Bellevue drivers who want to save a little bit of money. We often feature oil changes on this page.
  • Be sure to check if your vehicle needs synthetic or conventional oil. Your owner’s manual will tell you the facts. Synthetic oil will typically cost you more, but it won’t affect the time needed to get your oil changed.

Get Your Oil Changed with Edwards Nissan!

We’re conveniently located in Council Bluffs near La Vista and we’re a full service auto maintenance center that will help you through any challenge facing your vehicle. Got a question? We’ve got an online contact form that will help you through anything.

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