How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

September 9th, 2021 by
Oil Change

Oil changes are a key part of your Mazda maintenance schedule, and you should have your car’s oil changed on a regular basis for best results. But just how long does an oil change take? The answer will vary depending on whether you change the oil yourself at home in North Wales, or if you take your car to a certified Mazda service center and have the professionals take care of it. In the guide below from North Penn Mazda. find out how long an oil change should take when the time comes to schedule service near Lansdale.

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

If you’ve never done it before, changing your car’s oil yourself isn’t likely to save you any time, and may in fact take even longer. If you’ve got a free afternoon, it may be worth your while to learn how to check your oil and change it at home. You also won’t save time by changing your oil yourself unless you have all the necessary tools and supplies on hand. These include:

  • Fresh motor oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Properly sized wrenches
  • Car jack
  • Wheel blocks

While some drivers do regularly change their oil at home, most defer to the professionals and take their car in for service. Especially if you schedule ahead, the expert technicians at North Penn Mazda have you in and out in no time.

More Oil Change Information

When the time comes for your next oil change near Chalfont, here are a few points to remember:

  • Wondering how often to change your oil? Today’s new vehicles need an oil change about every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, and sometimes more. For an oil change interval that is specific to your vehicle, check your owner’s manual.
  • You can save on routine services like oil changes, tire rotations, and more with service specials at North Penn Mazda.
  • There are multiple kinds of engine oil — including conventional, synthetic, synthetic blends, and high-mileage oil. Refer to your owner’s manual or ask our team if your vehicle would benefit from another type of engine oil.

Schedule a Quick Oil Change at North Penn Mazda of Colmar!

Looking for more information about how much an oil change costs at North Penn Mazda or how to order replacement oil and filter from our Mazda parts department? We’re here to help. Visit us near Harleysville or contact us online to speak with a factory-certified Mazda technician today.


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