How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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At Apple Tree Acura, we don’t think an oil change should take very long for Asheville drivers. When you schedule an oil change at our service center, you should be in and out in less than an hour. We get a lot of clients who schedule their oil changes during their lunch break. Our goal is to provide the maintenance your car needs in a time frame that doesn’t throw off your day.

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

There are a lot of factors that go into how long an oil change will take if you do it yourself at home in Hendersonville. You’ll need to set aside at least an hour. Doing an oil change at home requires a variety of tools. Do you have these items in your garage?:

  • New oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • A jack
  • Wheel blocks

The time it takes for an oil change at home, even for an experienced DIYer, is going to take more time than a professional oil change in a garage that’s designed for efficiency and precision, like the one you’ll find at Apple Tree Acura.

More Oil Change Information

In addition to knowing how long an oil change takes at a service center and if you do it yourself, here are some other bits of information about oil changes that are handy to know:

  • While everyone used to get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, that number has changed. Thanks to improved engineering, newer vehicles should get an oil change every 5,000-7,000 miles. Your owner’s manual can tell you what’s right for your vehicle.
  • While you’re looking up oil change information in your owner’s manual, check to see if your car requires synthetic or conventional oil.
  • Our service specials can help you save money on the cost of an oil change.

Stay on Top of Oil Changes with Apple Tree Acura!

Learn more about how often to change your oil and more from the service center at Apple Tree Acura, where we’re happy to answer all your service questions! Just contact us and we’ll gladly help.

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