How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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If your Toyota vehicle is due for service, then it’s time to schedule a service appointment with our service team. However, you may be wondering how long an oil change will take at our Irmo service center. Most oil changes take less than an hour for our technicians to perform, allowing you to schedule your oil change and leave time for other appointments during your day. Learn more about how long an oil change takes at our dealership and if you perform it on your own with our team below, or contact our team if you have specific questions about our oil change services.

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

If you want to change your oil at your Columbia home, the amount of time it will take will vary depending on your experience. If you’re just beginning to perform them yourself, you’ll want to schedule at least an hour. However, as you perform more oil changes on your vehicle that time will drop significantly. If you want to change your oil at your home, you’ll need the following items:

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

If you need new oil and an oil filter for your vehicle, you can get everything you need from our parts center

Oil Change Information

When it’s time for your Toyota oil change, keep the following points in mind: 

  • Conventional wisdom used to dictate that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles — but these days, new vehicles need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. 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 and 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.

Get an Oil Change at Jim Hudson Toyota

Whether you decide to get an oil change at our service center or at your Lexington home, you can count on Jim Hudson Toyota to provide you with the parts and service expertise you need! Bring your Toyota in for an oil change today and soon you’ll be back on Chapin roads!

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