How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Oil Change


Is your vehicle in need of an oil change near Amherst? If this is the case, you may be asking, “How long does an oil change take?” When you bring your vehicle to our state-of-the-art service center, we strive to get you back on the roads of Clarence as soon as possible. Generally, when you bring your vehicle to us for an oil change, it will take less than an hour, however, it could take longer if the service center is busy. For a better idea of wait times, contact us today. Making an appointment online is quick and easy.

How Long Should an Oil Change Take at Home?

If you plan to perform an oil change at home, you may be wondering how long should an oil change take. Budget at least an hour, but the amount of time needed depends on how familiar you are with the task at hand. When you change your oil, you will need the proper supplies:

  • New oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • A jack
  • Wheel blocks

If you do not have all of the supplies necessary, it is likely quicker and more affordable to leave your next oil change to the automotive experts at Basil Resale Sheridan & Basil Resale Transit.

Additional Oil Change Basics

  • Oil changes used to be recommended every 3,000 miles (or 3 months). However, with newer vehicles, oil changes are not needed as often. Most recent vehicles only require an oil change every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. In fact, some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes! Remember to check your owner’s manual to see what interval is recommended by the automaker.
  • Don’t forget about our service specials! You can save on your next oil change in Williamsville.
  • Do you know if your vehicle needs synthetic or conventional oil? This information can once again be found in your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but it won’t affect the time required for an oil change. Some vehicles, particularly performance cars, require synthetic oil. While it may be a bit more pricey, it lasts longer than conventional oil, which helps mitigate the added cost.

Expect Top-Notch Oil Changes at Basil Resale Sheridan & Basil Resale Transit

We are just a short drive away from Amherst. When it’s time for your next oil change, you can feel confident that your vehicle is in excellent hands at the Basil Resale Sheridan & Basil Resale Transit service center. Contact us today if you have any questions.


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