How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Mechanic Holding Oil Filter
Knowing the Volkswagen maintenance schedule can help you save time by planning ahead. You can easily schedule an appointment on your time. But how long should an oil change take once you’re at our service center? In most cases our certified technicians can get your car in and out in well under an hour! How long does an oil change take if you do it yourself at home in Willoughby? Find out more about how long an oil change takes at Classic Volkswagen, and how it compares to our oil change time.



Important Oil Change Information

If you’re new to changing your own oil at home in Bedford, here are some very important issues to keep in mind when it comes to oil change time:

  • New vehicles need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval. You no longer need to change your oil every 3,000 miles if you’re driving a newer car, thanks to improvements in automotive engineering,
  • Be sure you know 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. In fact, synthetic oil generally means less frequent oil changes, which will save time in the long run.
  • Our service specials page frequently offers oil change coupons. You’ll save both time and money when you make an appointment for an oil change and use one of our coupons.

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

There are some Chardon DIY mechanics who love spending time working on their cars, and they don’t mind the time it takes to do an at-home oil change. But if you’re thinking about learning how to do this task on your own to save oil change time and money, you’ll need to consider that it takes time to learn how to change your own oil. You’ll also need to make the financial investment in new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. For novice home mechanics without oil change experience, changing oil at home generally doesn’t save time or money.

Get Oil Change Help From Classic Volkswagen

Save time and money when you choose the service team at Classic Volkswagen for your oil changes! Got questions about how long an oil change should take? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to make car ownership easier for Mentor drivers!


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