How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Service Technician changing the oil on a vehicle

If your vehicle is due for oil service, you could be wondering, “How long does an oil change take?” At Western Motors Los Banos in Los Banos it doesn’t take long at all! Most oil changes in our service center take less than an hour. That means you can probably get it done during your lunch break. For a better idea of wait times for an oil change, contact us, or just schedule a service appointment online. We’re here for you!

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

If you’re going to do your oil change yourself, the amount of time can vary. You should budget for at least an hour, but it can take much longer than that if you don’t have the right tools. DIY oil changes also require an oil filter, new oil, an oil filter gasket, a variety of wrenches, a rubber mallet, a jack, and wheel blocks. It often both takes much less time and is less expensive to turn to the auto pros at a dealership like Western Motors Los Banos near Dos Palos. 

More Oil Change Tips

Here are some helpful oil changes tips from the service team at Western Motors Los Banos. 

  • Gone are the days when you needed an oil change every 3,000 miles. These days new vehicles can go 5,000 – 7,500 miles between oil changes. In fact, some vehicles can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes around Gustine. Your owner’s manual will provide specific oil change intervals for your vehicle.
  • Check our service specials for oil change coupons and other common discounted auto care services.
  • Be sure to check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Synthetic oil costs more than regular motor oil, but it lasts longer. It also won’t impact how long it takes for an oil change.

Western Motors Los Banos is Your best Source for a Quick Oil Change!

Now that we’ve answered the question, “How long should an oil change take?” if you need auto care, make a service appointment at Western Motors Los Banos. We’re conveniently located near Newman and serve the greater Los Banos area. From oil changes to a new battery or brake repairs, we will do the job right!. So, reach out to us today!


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