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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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Every vehicle will need to have its oil changed at some point in time, but how long should an oil change take? You can usually expect an oil change to take less than an hour, but this amount of time can vary from vehicle to vehicle. Learn what factors affect how long an oil change should take with the service center at Wesley Chapel Toyota, and see how you can get your oil changed and your vehicle back on the Tampa roads in no time. 

How Long Does An Oil Change Take by Yourself? 

If you’re a DIY driver, then you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty. If you decide to perform an oil change by yourself, then it might take longer than it would if you brought it into your local Lakeland service center. How long should an oil change take if you do it yourself? You’ll want to plan for at least an hour but maybe longer. 

You’ll need to be sure that you have the following parts if you’re going to change your oil by yourself: 

  • New oil (check your owner’s manual for the right kind)
  • New filter
  • New filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Jack
  • Well chock
  • Wrenches

Other Things to Consider

Now that you have an idea of how long an oil change should take, here are some other things to keep in mind regarding oil changes: 

  • Check your owner’s manual for specific recommendations on how long your vehicle can go between oil changes. For most vehicles, this number is somewhere around 5,000-7,000 miles. 
  • Check to see whether you need synthetic oil or conventional oil for your vehicle. 
  • Synthetic oil costs a little bit more than conventional oil but lasts longer. 

If you’re due for an oil change, use our service specials at Wesley Chapel Toyota to save on your next visit to our service center near St. Pete. 

Toyota Express Maintenance at Wesley Chapel Toyota

At Wesley Chapel Toyota, we provide a wide range of services that extend far beyond just a traditional oil change. Whether you need an oil change or a tire rotation, our service team is standing by and ready to help. Our team of certified service technicians knows your vehicle inside and out, and we only use genuine OEM parts on every service request. 

Have Your Oil Changed at Wesley Chapel Toyota

So, how long does an oil change take? Contact us to have your oil changed in no time at all, so you can get back to your Wesley Chapel commute.

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