How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

oil change on a car

Oil changes are among the most essential services you should regularly perform to keep your vehicle running in top condition on the Pottstown roads. Your vehicle will come with a specific maintenance schedule, but in general the most important services include oil changes, battery inspections, tire rotations, and fluid replacements. But how long should an oil change take? You might be wary about bringing your vehicle in for maintenance and spending the entire day at the Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading service center, but there’s no need to worry! Most oil changes can be done in under an hour, although times vary based on your make and model. We’ve got more details on oil changes in the guide below – check it out!



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

Unlike many vehicle services, oil changes can actually be done from home if you want! However, there are a very specific set of steps to follow and it takes much longer than if you use a service center–you’ll want to budget at least a few hours. You’ll also need the correct materials, which include new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. If this all sounds a bit intimidating, go ahead and schedule an appointment with our service center and we’ll take care of everything!

Important Oil Change Information

Here are a few key points to keep in mind regarding oil changes in Lancaster:

  • Conventional wisdom tends to differ on when you should get your oil changed. It used to be agreed that you should wait no more than 3,000 miles before coming in for an oil change, but these days experts generally think you can go between 5,000 and 7,000 miles. In fact, some vehicles can even go as long as 10,000 miles between oil changes, thanks to high-performance synthetic oil!
  • On that note, be sure to check your owner’s manual to see if you need regular (conventional) or synthetic oil for your vehicle. While synthetic oil is more expensive, it’s also more efficient and lasts longer, so the costs tend to balance out.
  • If you’re interested in saving on your next oil change, be sure to check out our service specials for deals and coupons updated all the time!

Get Your Oil Changed at Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading!

If it’s time to get your oil changed, contact our office or schedule an appointment on our website! We’ll take care of everything and get you back on the Allentown roads in no time. You can also contact us or stop by our dealership with any questions, and a member of our team will be happy to help you.


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