How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Oil Change
How long does an oil change take? Oil changes at Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center take a little under one hour. Wait times defer, but if you schedule an appointment online or take advantage of our express lane, you won’t have to wait long. If you decide to change your car oil yourself, however, you can expect to spend a little over an hour depending on your experience level.

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

How long should an oil change take? When you perform the service at home depends on if it’s your first time or you’ve done it before. Adding in the time it takes to gather the required materials and wait for the old oil to drain, it takes about an hour, sometimes more. Before you can get started, you’ll need the following equipment

  • New oil, oil filter, oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Jack
  • Correct sized wrenches
  • Wheel blocks

If it’s your first time and you had to buy all the equipment new from a parts store, then the cost of an at-home oil change may exceed the cost of having it professionally done. Check if your car is still under warranty, as routine maintenance, like oil changes and tire rotations, is free during the warranty period.

More Oil Change Information

If you Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram needs its oil changed, our Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service technicians can get the job done in under an hour. Browse our service specials for savings on routine maintenance. Need more reasons to choose a professional oil change? Consider the following:

  • Our service center is equipped to perform all sorts of routine maintenance efficiently and correctly. Doing an oil change yourself may sound like saving money but if you make a mistake you’ll have to visit a service center near McKinney to fix it, anyway.
  • Some cars can go as long as 10,000 miles without an oil change while others need it sooner, around 5,000 to 7,000 miles depending on your model and Denison driving conditions.
  • Check your owner’s manual to see if your car takes conventional or synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is more costly but some cars require it.

Schedule a Service Appointment at Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today

If you don’t want to spend an hour or more spent hunched over your car in Sherman, we’ll handle routine maintenance for you at our service center. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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