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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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The oil change schedule for your car, truck, or SUV is designed to ensure that your vehicle is always running smoothly at peak performance levels on Stamford-area roads, no matter their age. And routine oil changes are one part of that service needs. So, how long should an oil change take? The oil change experts at Garavel CJDR will get you safely back on the road in an hour or less, but it’s still good to know how long it might take. Learn more about how long should an oil change takes, and if you’re due for your next oil change, come see us today! You can always schedule service today to make sure that your vehicle is up-to-date on all of its needs.

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

New models come equipped with a system that monitors the oil level and will alert you when you are due for an oil change. That being said, you should check your car’s oil level on a regular basis to ensure that you are always carrying the proper amount. If you plan on changing the oil in your car, truck, or SUV yourself, it will take about an hour, possibly more than that, depending on your skill level. When you change the oil yourself you’ll need to have the following on hand:

  • New oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • A rubber mallet
  • The correct wrenches
  • A jack
  • Wheel blocks

More Oil Change Information

When your car is due for an oil change or any scheduled maintenance service, you can depend on the certified service technicians in our state-of-the-art Service Center to get you back on the roads in and around Greenwich and Bridgeport with as little downtime as possible. Some information you should be aware of while learning how to long an oil change should take:

  • Most manufacturers recommend that you get an oil change every 5,000-7000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the specific oil change interval for your vehicle.
  • Make sure to also consult your owner’s manual to find out if synthetic or conventional oil is recommended for your vehicle. Synthetic oil often costs more, but some models require it. The type of oil used doesn’t affect the time it takes to complete an oil change.

Get a Professional Oil Change Today at Garavel CJDR

It’s time to recap! Is your vehicle due for an oil change? Visit the Garavel CJDR Service Center in Norwalk. How long should an oil change take? No more than an hour when you rely on our expert technicians. Don’t wait until your oil change becomes a major issue for your engine. Take advantage of our monthly specials for even more ways to save.


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