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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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Whether you are wondering, “how long does an oil change take?” or “how long should an oil change take?”, we have the answers to both. At Sunrise Chevrolet, we can help you with any questions you have about your vehicle. Our service department can change your car oil within less than an hour. Schedule a service appointment online to get started, and learn more about oil change times below!

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

If you are contemplating changing your oil yourself, the time it will take can vary depending on whether you have the correct oil and tools. You will want to budget at least an hour and be prepared if it does take longer. Here is what you need to do an oil change yourself:

  • new oil
  • a new oil filter
  • a new oil filter gasket
  • a rubber mallet
  • correctly sized wrenches
  • a jack
  • wheel blocks

It does take less time and money for Addison drivers to have an oil change at our dealership. However, if you are not wondering, “how long does an oil change take?” and have time on your hands to complete an oil change at home; we salute you! Carol Stream drivers who find changing your car oil more of a hassle, please feel free to reach out to us.

Helpful Oil Change Information

Here are some things to keep in mind before an oil change:

  • The old oil change rule that you needed an oil change every 3,000 miles no longer applies to newer vehicles. Instead, through the vehicle advancements over the years, an oil change is necessary every 5,000–7,500 miles. Check your owner’s manual for your specific oil change interval.
  • Our service specials offer a wide range of money-saving coupons, including oil changes. We update our service specials page frequently, so be sure to check the page before coming in for service.
  • Before adding any oil to your car you need to refer to your owner’s manual to see if your car, truck, or SUV uses synthetic or conventional oil. In short, synthetic oil tends to cost less but won’t affect the time it takes to change your oil.

Get an Oil Change at Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights!

Whether you were wondering “how long does an oil change take?” or looking to find out how long an oil change should take, we hope we have answered your questions. We are located in Glendale Heights and are only a short trip from Chicago. Thus, when looking to have your oil change done correctly and in an hour or less, or even if you want to learn more about how often to get your oil changed, you can count on us at Sunrise Chevrolet!

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