How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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One of the most crucial maintenance tasks needed for any vehicle on Kyle roads is oil service, and you may be wondering, “How long does an oil change take?” Thankfully most oil changes should take no longer than an hour or less. This enables you to check this essential service off your list and get on with your day. Learn more about how long an oil change should take and then set up your next appointment at Sterling Acura of Austin today!

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

If you’re up to the task of doing an oil change for your vehicle on your own, then you’ll want to set aside at least an hour or so of your time to get it done. This obviously depends on how familiar you are with the process and working in your car in general. 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. Even if you’ve got all of those things on hand, you can make your day easier by bringing it into a dealership like Sterling Acura of Austin where we’ll have it done in no time. 

More Oil Change Information

When your vehicle is ready for its next oil change, here are some other helpful tips to keep in mind:

  • Conventional wisdom used to dictate that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles — but these days, new vehicles need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. In fact, some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval.
  • Our service specials page frequently offers oil change coupons and other discounted services.
  • Be sure to check and see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Your owner’s manual will have that information. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but it won’t affect the time required for an oil change.

Schedule Your Next Oil Change at Sterling Acura of Austin

When it comes to how long an oil change should take, you can count on our team to get you back on San Marcos roads in no time. Set up your next oil change at Sterling Acura of Austin and explore more helpful service tips and tricks on how to best care for your luxury vehicle. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your next oil change at our service center right here in Austin!

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