How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Mechanic performing oil change
p>If it is about time for an oil change of your GMC vehicle, then you may be curious how long should an oil change take? Luckily, it’s not long at all before you’ll be back on the Salem roads! Most oil changes at a dealership like Lum's GMC take less than an hour, so you can easily get one done during your lunch break and have everything taken care of quickly. If you are curious about current wait times, contact us today. You can also schedule a service appointment online and get back on the streets of Newberg quickly.



How Long Should an Oil Change Take at Home?

If you are performing your oil change at home in Hillsboro the time it takes will vary. At the minimum, you will want to budget at least an hour, but it can take more or less than that depending on your experience. You will also want to be sure you have all of the tools and materials you need, including new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. It is usually more cost effective financially and with time to turn to a dealership like Lum's GMC when it’s time to replace your vehicle’s oil!

Additional Oil Change Information

Keep in mind these additional tips when you are getting your next oil change in the Hillsboro-area:

  • Conventional wisdom used to dictate that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles — nowadays, new vehicles can go between 5,000 – 7,500 miles until needing their next oil change. 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 your owner’s manual to 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.

Visit Lum's GMC for Your Oil Change in the McMinnville-Area!

Our service center is located just a short distance from Hillsboro and Keizer, and our qualified service team is here to help handle any maintenance tasks from oil changes to brake repairs. Contact us online or call us at (503) 472-6144 for more information or stop in for an inspection today!


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