How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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If it’s time to change the oil on your Toyota vehicle, you may be wondering, “How long does an oil change take?” When you bring your Toyota to a Tallahassee service center like Peter Boulware Toyota, you can expect to have your vehicle serviced in about half an hour, depending on the time of day and the number of customers in front of you. If you’re planning to change your oil in your Thomasville driveway, you should plan for about an hour the first time you change it. As you become more familiar with the process this time will go down. Learn more about how long an oil change in Tallahassee takes with Peter Boulware Toyota below, or schedule a service appointment online if you’re ready to have your oil changed.

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

If you’re performing an oil change at your Bradfordville home, the amount of time it will take can vary depending on your experience and the tools you have on hand. To begin, you’ll want to budget at least an hour so you can collect all your tools, identify the oil pan and plug, and drain the oil. As you become more comfortable with changing the oil on your Toyota, you’ll find it will take less and less time. Changing your own oil is a great way to save money, but the initial cost of purchasing all the tools you’ll need is something you’ll have to budget for. Keep this in mind when it’s time to have your Toyota oil changed.

Oil Change Tools

  • New oil
  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • Carjack
  • Car jack stands
  • Wheel blocks

In some cases, it’s more convenient and cost-effective to bring your Toyota to a Crawfordville service center to have the oil changed. When you bring your vehicle to a certified Toyota service center, you can expect to have your oil changed in about half an hour – depending on the time of day and number of other customers ahead of you.

Important Oil Change Information

When it’s time to have your Toyota oil changed in Tallahassee, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind. Read below for some important oil change information by the Peter Boulware Toyota service team.

  • New vehicles typically need an oil change every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes. However, if you own an older model, you may need to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval.
  • Browse the Peter Boulware Toyota service specials page for rotating oil change coupons and other discounted services.
  • Check 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.

Get an Oil Change in Tallahassee at Peter Boulware Toyota

Whether you have your oil changed at our dealership or you perform your oil change at your home, Peter Boulware Toyota is happy to help you keep your vehicle in its best condition. Visit our service center for Toyota parts, oil, or to have your vehicle’s recommended maintenance performed. You can also learn about the benefits of Toyota OEM parts and how much an oil change costs while you’re here! Visit us today, we look forward to seeing you!

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