How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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Usually, an oil change at the Vermilion Chevrolet Buick GMC service center near Danville takes less than an hour, so if you’re wondering “how long does an oil change take?” the answer is, “not long at all!” You can even schedule one during your lunch break. Times may vary depending on the model, so contact us today for more information. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about oil changes. 

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

The answers to “how long does an oil change take?” and “how long should an oil change take?” can vary. If you want to perform your own oil change, the time it will take will vary depending on your expertise. Budget for at least an hour, but it could take longer. To change your oil you’ll need: 

  • new oil
  • a new oil filter
  • a new oil filter gasket
  • a rubber mallet
  • correctly sized wrenches
  • a jack
  • and wheel blocks

Most Champaign drivers find it takes less time and is less stressful to have a professional change your oil for you. Schedule service with us today if that’s what you would prefer. 

Oil Change Tips

Keep these tips in mind when it’s it’s time to get an oil change: 

  • New vehicles generally need oil changes every 5,000-7,500 miles, but some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes. Your owner’s manual will contain specifics for your make and model. 
  • You can get a great deal by taking advantage of our rotating service specials.
  • Different vehicles require different kinds of oil. Check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Synthetic oil is more expensive, but that won’t change the answer to, “how long should an oil change take?”

Regularly changing your oil is vitally important to the health of your vehicle’s engine. Be sure to follow your regular maintenance schedule! 

The Vermilion Chevrolet Buick GMC Service Center can Change Your Oil

Stop by our service center in Tilton to get your next oil change. We’re just a short trip from Savoy. We look forward to seeing you!

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