HOW LONG DOES AN OIL CHANGE TAKE? IT’S SOMETHING YOU PROBABLY WONDER EVERY TIME YOU THINK ABOUT TAKING YOUR CAR IN FOR SERVICE. AN OIL CHANGE IS ONE OF THE MOST ROUTINE TYPES OF MAINTENANCE TO KEEP YOUR CAR IN TOP SHAPE.
SO, IF IT’S SO ROUTINE, WILL IT BE QUICK AND EASY? IRA LEXUS OF DANVERS HOPES TO ANSWER THIS COMMON CAR MAINTENANCE QUESTION FOR DRIVERS WHO LIVE AND WORK IN NORTH ANDOVER, PEABODY, AND DANVERS.
HOW LONG WILL AN OIL CHANGE TAKE?
The nice thing about routine maintenance is that if you keep up with it, your trips to the service center will be very quick. Typically, an oil change takes just 15 to 30 minutes.
In only a half hour, you’ll be caught up on your auto maintenance and ready to head out on the road with fresh oil—good for another few thousand miles of driving.
WHY DO I NEED AN OIL CHANGE?
Moving parts and machinery can generate a lot of heat and break down over time. Oil serves as a way to both lubricate your car’s parts and keep them cool. Still, over time, the oil also begins to break down.
New motor oil pours easily and is clear with an amber color. After several months and several thousand miles of constant work, it eventually turns into a thick, black sludge with the consistency of syrup.
When this happens, your car’s parts are more likely to run into issues—and that’s why an oil change is necessary. It replenishes your car’s fluids and keeps it running effectively.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO CHANGE MY OIL
When you need an oil change can vary depending on what car you drive and what kind of oil it takes. With conventional oil, you’ll be due for routine maintenance every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or every three months. If you have a newer car that uses synthetic oil, you’re looking at every 6,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months.
These are general guidelines, though, so this can vary depending on what kind of car you’re driving. Consult your owner’s manual to get the most accurate information on your car’s MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
A few things can tip you off that it’s time for an oil change. If you check your car’s engine frequently, you’ll be able to see on the dipstick if the oil has changed color and corroded. You’re also likely to hear it in your engine. If it’s running much louder than normal, you probably need an oil change.
Another sign is if you have a Check Engine light on your dashboard. This will come on when it’s time for a routine oil change and will likely have either a logo of an oil can, a drop of oil, or say the words “Check Engine” on it.
SCHEDULE AN OIL CHANGE
Now that you no longer have to wonder, “how long does an oil change take,” you can rest easy knowing that your next oil change will be quick and easy.
For drivers in North Andover, Peabody, and Danvers, waiting for routine maintenance should be convenient, too. That’s why the service center and Ira Lexus of Danvers has a fully stocked café and free Wi-Fi.
Don’t wait on your next oil change. SCHEDULE SERVICE
with Ira Lexus of Danvers today.