How Long Does an Oil Change Take?



Is your Buick car, truck, or SUV due for an oil change? Wondering how long an oil change should take? Here at Ray Buick, Inc., an oil change won’t take any longer than an hour, so you can feel confident dropping your car off during a lunch break knowing that you’ll get back on the road in a timely manner. Read on to learn more about oil changes, or feel free to contact us online to find out about wait times and how long an oil change and tire rotation takes at our Chicago Service Center.

How Long Does an Oil Change Take If I Do it Alone?

Plan on performing a DIY oil change from the comfort of your Oak Lawn home? An average oil change takes about an hour, but your skill level and the vehicle’s make and model can also impact how long it takes you to safely and effectively change your oil. You’ll also need the following tools and components:

  • New Oil
  • New Oil Filter
  • New Oil Filter Gasket
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Properly Sized Wrenches
  • Jack
  • Wheel Blocks

Changing your oil at home can often take longer than if you just took your car to an auto repair center. How long does it take to get an oil change at Ray Buick, Inc.? Our service experts have been doing oil changes for years, so believe us when we say we’ll have you in and out before you have time to get a snack from our vending machines!

Oil Change Tips & Tricks

Plan on coming in from Orland Park or Palos Heights for an oil change? Make sure to keep the following pieces of advice in mind before you stop by Ray Buick, Inc.:

  • 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 offers page frequently includes 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.

Visit Ray Buick, Inc. in Chicago for a Rapid Oil Change!

Ray Buick, Inc. is conveniently located just a short distance away from Oak Lawn and our expert service technicians specialize in oil changes, battery replacements, and more! Just schedule a service appointment, bring your Buick to our service center, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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