How Long Does An Oil Change Take?

If you bring your car to a certified service centre, you can expect an oil change to take less than an hour. For a more accurate idea of how long you can expect to wait, contact the Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC service centre near Stratford. Oil changes can also be performed at home, even by car owners without auto maintenance experience. 

So how long does an oil change take if you do it yourself at home? That depends, but it definitely won’t take all day. 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?

If you’re considering the DIY approach in your Cornwall garage, you may want to know how long should an oil change take if you do it at home. If you’ve never performed an oil change before, it’s hard to know — so we recommend budgeting at least two hours. You can cut down on time by gathering all the necessary tools and supplies before you get started. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh engine oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • Car jack
  • Wheel blocks

Note: Some vehicles require synthetic oil. Remember to check your owner’s manual to see whether you’ll need to buy synthetic or conventional oil for your car.

Where Should You Go for an Oil Change? 

If your engine oil looked sludgy or gritty at your last oil check, it’s time for an oil change. If you’re not comfortable performing an oil change yourself, remember that there are lots of benefits to taking your car to certified service center:

  • How long does an oil change take in the hands of an expert vs. DIY? When you come to our professional service center, you know you’ll be in and out in under an hour.
  • Why choose Hillside Chevrolet Buick GMC for certified service? Certified service translates to more access to state-of-the-art equipment and technicians who specialize in Chevy, Buick, and GMC vehicles.
  • When you bring your car for professional service, how long should an oil change take? Not all auto shops are equal. We can guarantee your oil change will be complete within the hour; generic auto shops may take longer.
  • Save money with special offers! PEI drivers can save with essential service specials and OEM replacement parts coupons.

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

If you do decide to change your car’s oil at home, you can order all your supplies and tools from us! Browse and order online, and feel free to contact our technicians with any questions. We can help walk you through all of your car care questions to ensure you have a smooth ride!

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