How Long Does An Oil Change Take?

For those who bring their car to a certified service centre, you might wonder, “How long do oil changes take?”

In most cases, you can expect an oil change to take less than an hour around Charlottetown. For a more accurate idea of how long an oil change takes, contact the Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC service centre near Stratford.

But how long does an oil change take if you do it yourself at home? That depends. If you have all the tools assembled and the know-how, it will take an hour, but if it’s your first time, and you need to make a trip to the store for the tools, it could take all afternoon. Keep in mind that you can also call our team if you have questions along the way, and we’ll do our best to help out over the phone. Read on for a step-by-step at-home oil change guide from Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC.

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

For those who would rather take care of your car maintenance needs in your Cornwall garage, you might be wondering, “How long do oil changes take if you perform them yourself?” If you’ve never undertaken this before, you should budget at least three hours to undertake this task. That’s because you’ll need to go out and purchase some tools, and learn how to properly perform the task. One way to make this process run smoothly is to make sure you have all the supplies and tools needed. Among what’s required are:

  • Fresh engine oil (Make sure you know the right oil for your Chevrolet, Buick, GMC vehicle).
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • Car jack
  • Wheel blocks

If your vehicle needs synthetic oil, it’s important you purchase it before undertaking this effort. Your owner’s manual can indicate this, along with providing information on a variety of other car maintenance requirements for your vehicle.

Where Should You Go for an Oil Change Around Stratford?

If it seems your engine oil looks grittier or sludgy when you’re doing an oil check, it’s time for an oil change. For those who think this task is not ideal to undertake themselves, a certified service centre can help. There are multiple benefits to working with the pros. Let us answer some common questions about the reasons to choose a certified mechanic below: 

  • How Long Does an Oil Change Take at a Service Centre? Coming to the Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC service centre, you’ll be in and out in under an hour.
  • Why Consider Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC For Certified Service? Certified technicians have access to the most state-of-the-art equipment and have specialised in Chevy, Buick, and GMC vehicles from years past and present.
  • Will You Save Money Working With a Pro? PEI and Charlottetown drivers can save with essential service specials and OEM replacement parts coupons. What’s more, oil changes are remarkably inexpensive. While doing it yourself may save you in the long run, it’s going to be far less expensive to let a professional handle the job, than it will be to buy all the supplies to do it yourself. 

Order Oil Change Supplies from the Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC Service Centre

How long does an oil change take? Not long when you work with Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC in Charlottetown! And if you’d like to perform the job yourself, you can find the supplies at our parts centre! Order parts online, or contact our technicians to schedule an appointment to have your oil changed quickly and affordably. For more extensive auto car topics and other questions, Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC is here to help. We hope to make sure you’re operating at peak performance no matter where the Stratford roadway takes you. And in the meantime? Take a moment to explore our service tips for helpful reads on a variety of topics related to everyday car care. They range from our overview of how long car brakes last to our primer on how to remove that smoke smell from your car, and so much more!

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