How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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Is it nearly time for your next Buick oil change service? You may find yourself asking, “how long does an oil change take” – especially if you find yourself with a packed schedule and lots of errands to run around Hickman and beyond. Luckily, the team at Sid Dillon Buick of Lincoln is here to help with a quick breakdown of what goes into an oil change, and about how long it should take for a certified technician to complete on your behalf, as well as how long it could take if you choose to complete your oil change service at home. Remember to reach out to us if you have any questions – or visit this page to schedule an oil change appointment!

How Long Should an Oil Change Take at Home?

Oil changes are one of the most common auto-maintenance steps that people take from home. In that light, before we dive into how long an oil change should take a trained professional, let’s talk about how long an oil change should take if you choose to do it yourself at home. In this scenario, the amount of time it takes to complete an oil change can vary pretty drastically depending on your skill level and the difficulty of the oil change components to be removed and replaced.

Changing your own oil also requires some shopping for items like new engine oil and a rubber mallet, as well as correctly sized wrenches. In either case, having a trained and certified mechanic like those at our service center take care of your oil change is a lot less of a hassle and is even less time-consuming!

How Long Does an Oil Change Take a Professional Tech?

When it comes to oil changes performed by a trained professional, there are a couple of factors to weigh in when it comes to asking how long an oil change takes. First, it’s important to consider that some shops, like ours, commit to a more thorough vehicle inspection during your oil change – which can take more time but is well worth it in the eyes of savvy Beatrice motorists.

Second, it’s important to remember that different makes and models of vehicles involve different levels of difficulty to perform an oil change. Sometimes parts of the vehicle are difficult to reach and require other components to be removed beforehand and subsequently replaced when the oil change is complete, this also adds time.

Handy Oil Change Notes & Information

  • The frequency at which an oil change is needed depends directly on the make and model of your vehicle. Some vehicles, especially older ones, typically require oil changes every 3,000 miles, while newer vehicles are sometimes engineered to go up to 10,000 miles before an oil refresher!
  • Keep an eye out for hot deals on oil changes and other services available through our service specials page! We regularly update that page with deals you won’t believe!
  • If changing your oil at home, make sure you get the right type! Some vehicles very specifically require synthetic vs. conventional motor oil!

Oil Changes & More in Lincoln, NE!

How long should an oil change take? Now you know – and now that you’ve got some key information regarding what to expect out of your next oil change service, it’s time to get the ball rolling on scheduling that appointment! Give us a call at 402-413-0437 and ask our friendly receptionist to transfer you to a Omaha local, Buick trained Service Writer who can provide more information about scheduling an oil change appointment!

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