How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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How long an oil change takes vs. how long it “should” take are two different things. The first relates to how long your oil change will actually take in reality. The second relates to how long it normally takes, on average, if the oil change technician(s) working on your car know what they’re doing and shop conditions are ideal (i.e. not right before a busy holiday). Still, if you’re looking for a ballpark estimate of how long an oil change usually takes in Fairbanks, the answer is roughly an hour or less. Wondering how long an oil change will take today at Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks? Call or contact us online.



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

The Chevrolet, GMC technicians at the Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks service center know a thing or two about oil changes and can likely get yours completed for you faster than you can complete an oil change at home. If you’re not sure how long an oil change will take, chances are you haven’t completed one before. That means, you should allow yourself extra time to get the job done right. Plan to budget at least an hour if not two for your first go.

What Do I Need to Do a DIY Oil Change near North Pole?

Changing oil yourself will require you to have the right supplies and parts on hand, including:

  • Fresh oil — ensuring it’s the right grade and type for your car 
  • A new oil filter
  • A new oil filter gasket
  • A rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • A jack
  • Wheel blocks. 

It often both takes less time and costs less to turn to a dealership like Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks when it’s time to replace your vehicle’s oil — and it’s certainly less of a headache to let us handle it!

More Oil Change Information

Remember the following tips when looking to have your next oil change service completed near Fort Wainwright or Eielson Airforce Base:

  • Older cars may require oil change every 3,000 miles — but these days, new vehicles generally need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Some models can even make it to 10,000 miles between oil changes! Check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval for your Chevrolet, GMC vehicle. 
  • Our service specials are frequently updated to help you save more on oil changes at our dealership service center. Remember, an oil change should take less time at a service center like ours than at home doing it yourself.
  • Does your car require synthetic oil, or will conventional oil do just fine? 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 one way or the other.

Visit Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks for a Quick Oil Change!

Ready to get your oil changed in an hour or less? Chances are, if you visit Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Fairbanks today, we can make that happen for you! So, why waste any more time? Schedule service online now!


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