How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

New oil being put into engine

How long should an oil change take? No longer than an hour, and when McComb drivers schedule in advance at the Mike Whatley Honda service department in Brookhaven, we’ll make sure that an oil change fits nicely in the slot of your lunch break. If you’re considering performing an oil change yourself, and you’re weighing the time-costs to see if it’s worth it, read on for a thorough breakdown of everything you need to know. Don’t forget to check out our service specials while you’re here!

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

If you’ve been considering performing your oil change yourself, and you’re wondering, “How long does a DIY oil change take?”, the answer varies depending on a number of factors. The first question to ask yourself is, “Do I have all the tools?”. You’ll need a new oil filter, the right kind of replacement oil for your vehicle, a new oil filter gasket, the right sized wrenches, a jack, a wheel block, and a rubber mallet. Furthermore, if you’re unfamiliar with the steps of draining and replacing your oil, you’ll need to set aside some time to make sure you can learn to perform this service without damaging your vehicle. If you need to go to the store to gather all of these supplies before you change your own oil in Hammond, and/or you need to learn how to perform a Honda oil change correctly, it’s not only going to cost you more time but also more money.

More Oil Change Information

If you need a refresher on basic things every driver should know regarding oil changes, here’s a quick recap:

  1. If your vehicle was built before the mid-2000s, we recommend changing your oil every 3,000 to 4,000 miles. If it was built more recently, you can likely squeak by with an oil change every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. For the facts, always check your owner’s manual for recommendations specific to your vehicle.
  2. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but it also lasts longer. There’s a wide variety of synthetic oils with a range of lifespans, so you’ll always want to check the back of the bottle before you buy.
  3. We frequently run oil change specials to help you save on your next oil change.

How Long Should an Oil Change Take? Find Out By Booking an Appointment at Mike Whatley Honda

If you landed on this page because you were wondering, “How long does an oil change take?”, let Mike Whatley Honda show you just how efficiently we work. Collins drivers can call us at (601) 990-5166 to book an appointment. If you have any more questions about car care, be sure to explore our Honda service and parts tips for more informative reads about why you should rotate your tires and more! We look forward to showing you the excellent customer service you deserve.

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