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How Long Should an Oil Change Take? – Certified Service Center

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You’re driving around Smithtown and all of a sudden you receive a service message on your vehicle. In most cases, the message is requesting that you need to schedule an oil change. Unfortunately, you’ve got a busy schedule and now you’re wondering, “How long does an oil change take?” Luckily, when you get an oil change with our service technicians, we’ll do our best to get you back on the Huntington roads in no time.

 

 

So, how long should an oil change take? If you’ve got a team of trained technicians changing your vehicle’s oil, it should take less than an hour. Most oil changes are relatively quick so you won’t have to worry too much about squeezing it into your tight agenda. We recommend you work with the service professionals at Atlantic Chevrolet for quick and certified oil changes!

How Long Should an Oil Change Take? – At Home

We’ve just answered, “How long should an oil change take when you do it at a service center?” but, what if you change your oil on your own? With how quickly a service center can change your oil, it can be tempting to perform one in your own Medford garage.

However, the truth of the matter is that it can take a bit of time when you consider that you have to get the correct oil and oil filter, and have the necessary sized wrenches and tools to begin your oil change. With that in mind, how long does an oil change take if you do it yourself? Budget at least an hour, if not more, if you plan to do your own oil change. Truthfully, we think it’s worth it to let our team handle the service and it’ll be much less of a headache.

Things To Remember With an Oil Change

Oil changes may seem trivial but there are actually some important things to keep in mind. At the end of the day, oil is vital to your vehicle’s health and it ensures your engine can run smoothly for many years to come. With such an important role, it makes sense that there are some vital points to remember:

  • Frequency: Some vehicles may need oil changes more often than others but the days of 3,000-mile oil change intervals are likely over. With modern technology and advancements in oil, some vehicles can go up to 5,000 miles and even 10,000 miles in between oil changes. Always reference your owner’s manual for specifics.
  • Synthetic vs. Conventional: If your vehicle allows it, consider upgrading to synthetic oil. Synthetic oil can go much longer in between oil changes. However, synthetic oil does typically cost more than conventional oil.
  • Viscosity: Viscosity refers to how easily oil can flow. There are many different oil viscosities so it’s best to check your owner’s manual for some guidance on which oil viscosity you should be using.

Atlantic Chevrolet Is Your Certified Oil Change Experts

If you’re ready to get quick and seamless oil changes, you can count on our Bay Shore service center to get you in and out in a timely manner. Let us know today when you’re ready to begin working with our team!

 

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