How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Oil Change

Oil is what properly lubricates the engine to prevent it from overheating and breaking down, which is why it’s crucial to get an oil change regularly. However, how long does an oil change take?

To help answer that question, we created this oil change guide for drivers like you in the Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury areas. Read all about below and contact us at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury if you have any questions.

Oil Change Process

Oil Change

An oil change typically takes about 30 minutes. The process to do an oil change is as follows:

  1. Lift the car on a jack.
  2. Open the drain plug.
  3. Drain the oil.
  4. Change oil filter.
  5. Put in new oil.
  6. Bring the car back down.

How Often Do You Need an Oil Change?

Now that you know how to do an oil change, the question is when you need to do it. One of the best ways to determine when you need an oil change is to check your car’s owner manual. However, you typically need one every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.

If you typically drive under severe road conditions, then you’ll need an oil change about every 3,000 miles. Severe driving conditions include:

  • Short road trips of less than five miles in normal temperatures and less than 10 miles in freezing temperatures.
  • Driving in constant stop-and-go traffic, especially in hotter weather.
  • Driving long distances at speeds less than 50 MPH.
  • Regularly traveling on bad roads that are muddy, sandy, dusty, or gravelly.

If you don’t remember the last time the oil was changed, there are some warning signs to look out for. These include dark and dirty oil, a loud engine, and the engine check light appearing on the dash.

Auto Service Center

Oil Change

While an oil change doesn’t take long, the process be a little complex to a novice. If you prefer help with an oil change, then bring your car to our Toyota service center.

Our certified technicians have years of experience performing oil changes. They also work on all types of vehicles, so they’ll know which oil is right for your automobile.

Along with oil changes, we offer a range of auto services to help keep your car in tip-top shape, such as:

  • Battery check
  • Tire rotation
  • Brake inspection
  • Cabin air filter replacement

We’ll only use genuine parts to get any job done. These are the same parts found on the assembly line when the car was first built. This way, there’s no issue of quality or fit. Plus, we’ll work quickly and efficiently to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Schedule an Oil Service Today

If you need an oil change, then schedule service at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury. Either give us a call or schedule an appointment online. Supply us with information about your car, and we’ll confirm a day and time that work for you.

We love helping vehicles stay in quality condition. So, whether you live in the Lowell, Dracut, or Tewksbury areas, you can schedule service with us today!