How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Service Technician changing the oil on a vehicle


How long should your next oil change take? Getting an oil change should normally take around an hour, give or take. But how long an oil change does take vs. how long it “should” take are very different. Actual oil change times will vary depending on how busy the service center you visit is, how much oil your vehicle requires, if your vehicle needs to be lifted to change the oil and more. Read on to learn more, brought to you by the INFINITI of Chattanooga service center. Be sure to also check out our other service tips for answers to your other common maintenance questions!



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

DIY oil changes are one of those things that once you start doing, you probably won’t want to stop. That is, of course, if you have the DIY itch. Most Dalton, GA and Dunlap drivers find it much more convenient to get their INFINITI taken care of by trained professionals. Still, you can save a lot of money if you’re mechanically-inclined and are willing to spend about an hour or two the first time around, and somewhere around an hour or less thereafter for your subsequent DIY oil changes in Chattanooga. Remember, changing oil on your own will require you to have new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. If savings is your main concern but you don’t want to be bothered with the time and hassle associated with doing your own maintenance, then you should definitely check out our service specials.

More Oil Change Information

  • Traditional wisdom used to dictate that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles. If you drive an older vehicle, that could be a good guideline to follow.
  •  Today’s vehicles generally only require oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. In fact, some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes.
  • Always check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval for your INFINITI.
  • 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 INFINITI of Chattanooga for a Quick Oil Change!

Ready to have your car’s oil changed quickly and affordably? INFINITI of Chattanooga is here to help! Schedule your next appointment online or by calling (423) 424-4040 now. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check our parts specials for discounts on oil, oil filters, and more near Athens.


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