How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Checking oil level on dipstick

If you’re like a lot of Peoria drivers, you have a full schedule that doesn’t include a lot of time for getting your car serviced. So how long does an oil change take at our service center? How long should an oil change take if you do it yourself? Keep reading to find the answers.



How Long Should an Oil Change Take at Ray Dennison Cadillac?

How long does an oil change take in our service center? Our experts do tons of oil changes every day, and can change the oil in your car in only a few minutes. But regular oil service is a great time to take care of other things that your automobile may need at the time, like a tire rotation or changing the spark plugs. So the length of a service visit will depend on what services are performed. But you can schedule an appointment online to ensure that you get back on our Morton roads in the quickest way possible.

How Long Does an Oil Change Take When You Do It Yourself?

As with anything else, the more experience you gain at doing something, the less time it takes to do it. So, how long should an oil change take when you do it yourself? The first time you do it may very well take around an hour. But subsequent times may take as little as half an hour or even less. However, that doesn’t count cleaning up, changing in and out of dirty clothes, and disposing of the dirty oil. Here’s a list of the items you’ll need if you take this on yourself:

  • Replacement oil
  • Oil filter
  • Filter gasket
  • Oil pan
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Wrench or socket (with socket wrench) that fits your drain plug
  • Funnel
  • Rags
  • Floor jack
  • Jack stands
  • Wheel blocks

Let the Experts at Ray Dennison Cadillac Help

Why go through the trouble and the mess of changing the oil in your car yourself when you can just bring your car into our service center and let our trained professionals do it? If you’d like to learn more, check out our detailed overview on what you should know about oil changes as well as our other service and parts tips. We’re just down the road from Bloomington, so drop by or contact us today!


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