How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Oil change

If you own an internal combustion engine, it requires oil changes every 5,000 to 7,500 miles for full synthetic oil if you want the best results on every Dublin drive. Older used vehicles might need an oil change every 3 months or 3,000 miles, but most new vehicles have a longer oil change interval.

If you love DIY car maintenance, you need to know how long an oil change takes to help you gauge your available timeframe. Will you have time to do it yourself? Should you take it to our dealership near Upper Arlington?

Find out how long an oil change takes for your car, truck, or SUV with our guide. We’ll go over the supplies you need for a DIY oil change and how long an oil change should take when you bring your vehicle to an auto dealership like Byers Subaru Dublin.



How Long Does an Oil Change Take With a Dealership?

Most oil changes at Byers Subaru Dublin near Powell will take less than an hour. We have the tools and the staff already in place, and our service technicians are highly trained to take care of an oil change.

Contact us or call 614-923-4582, and we’ll give you an estimate of how long an oil change takes at our dealership at any given time.

You might call ahead if you are on your weekday lunch break. These times are popular because many people get an oil change when they take lunch away from work! Weekends are also busy, especially when the weather is nice in Columbus. Your wait times might be a little longer during these peak times.

How Long Should an Oil Change Take for a DIY Task?

The amount of time an oil change should take depends on your experience. Have you done oil changes before? Has someone shown you how to perform an oil change for your vehicle? We suggest setting aside at least an hour for a DIY oil change. But it can take more or less than that.

First, you need to purchase your tools and supplies before you learn how long an oil change should take.

  • Five quarts or more of new oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • Jack to keep your vehicle raised
  • Container to put the used oil
  • Wheel blocks to prevent your vehicle from rolling

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your DIY oil change. Afterward, you must dispose of the oil properly. You can’t just throw it away or pour it down a drain. Bring the old oil to our service center, and we’ll dispose of it properly.

You may find that bringing your vehicle in for an oil change in Columbus is a better use of your time. We totally understand that! Leave your oil change to the pros at Byers Subaru Dublin. We’d be happy to help.

Quick, Affordable Oil Changes in Columbus!

Is your car, truck, or SUV ready for its next oil change? Stop by our dealership and we’ll take care of you. Reach out to us for more information about our car maintenance services.


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