How Long Does an Oil Change Take?


Having your oil changed is one of the most important auto maintenance steps you can take to make sure your new or used vehicle is running at top capacity. But for some people who have to change their vehicle’s oil during their busy workday, they may not know how long it’ll take. Auto oil changes usually take around an hour to complete. So, not a lot of time will be taken out of your busy day!

If you’re looking to change your vehicle’s oil and don’t want to spend too much time at our service center in Hobbs, schedule an appointment with us today! At Tate Branch Hobbs, you won’t worry about how long should an oil change take because our certified technicians will get this done quickly. Contact us today for more information!

How Long Will It Take to Change Oil Yourself?

If you’re up to the challenge of changing your vehicle’s oil at home, you may be wondering how long does an oil change take? If you’re doing it from your Seminole home, you should set aside an hour to get this done. But there are a few tools that you’ll need to change your vehicle’s engine from home, including:

  • New Oil
  • New Oil Filter
  • New Oil Filter Gasket
  • Rubber Mallet,
  • Correctly Sized Wrenches
  • Jack
  • Wheel Blocks

But if you want to save yourself the time and not have to worry about how long should an oil change take, schedule an appointment with our service center near Andrews today! Also, learn how often you should have your oil changed with us!

Oil Change Information and Tips

When you’re changing your engine’s oil, there are some things that you should have in mind so as to be on top of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. Including:

  • Conventional wisdom used to dictate that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles — but these days, new vehicles need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. In fact, some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval.
  • Our service specials page frequently offers oil change coupons and other discounted services.
  • Be sure to check and see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Your owner’s manual will have that information. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but it won’t affect the time required for an oil change.

Change Your Vehicle’s Oil at Tate Branch Hobbs

Now that you know how long does an oil change take, come down to our Midland-area dealership and how it done with pros. Contact us today for more information!

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