How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Oil Pouring into Engine

How long should an oil change take? At Atlantic Volkswagen, an oil change will likely be completed in an hour or less. You can contact our service center to get a better idea of wait times for a particular day or set up an appointment online. 

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

How long does an oil change take if you are completing the task at home? That amount of time can vary. It is best to budget at least an hour of your time, but depending on your skill level, it could take more or less time than that. Before you can complete this task, you will need the right supplies: new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. If you do not have these supplies on hand, it may be more convenient to leave your next oil change to the professionals at Atlantic Volkswagen. 

Oil Change Tips

Before getting your next oil change, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Our experienced service team and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to work on more cars than a generic auto shop.
  • We offer rotating service specials, so be sure to check our current offers when setting up your next appointment. 
  • Know whether your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. In most cases, this information can be found in your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil generally is a bit more pricey, but the time it takes to complete an oil change with synthetic oil is the same as it would be with conventional oil. 

How Often Should You Change Your Oil? 

You may also be wondering about oil change frequency. So, how often should you change your oil? Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle, and in the past, oil changes were recommended every 3,000 miles. However, nowadays, this is not the case thanks to advances in oil and engine technology. Today, most vehicles can go 7,500 and 10,000 miles between oil changes. Once again, it is best to look at your owner’s manual to see what is recommended by the manufacturer.

While 7,500-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, oil change frequency can vary depending on your driving habits in Atlantic City and Wildwood. If any of the following situations apply to you, you may need to have an oil change performed more often.

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing

Expect a Reliable and Quick Oil Change at Atlantic Volkswagen

Atlantic Volkswagen is conveniently located near Millville, and we are ready to assist you with routine vehicle maintenance, including oil changes. Contact us today if you have any questions.

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