How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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If your new Tacoma or Camry is ready for its first oil change, you might be wondering, “How long does an oil change take around %%di_city?” Pappas Toyota knows you have a busy schedule, and fortunately, it doesn’t take long at all. Most oil changes at Pappas Toyota are completed within an hour. That means you can likely get in and out on your lunch break or while your child is at softball practice. To better understand how long an oil change takes for your specific Toyota model, contact us. You can also schedule a service appointment quickly over the internet or by phone.

How Long Should an Oil Change Take If You Do it Yourself?

If you prefer to change your oil yourself, the amount of time it takes depends on your skill level, having the correct tools, and other factors, such as the number of times you’re interrupted by your family or neighbors. Changing your oil requires specific supplies and tools, such as the right kind and amount of new oil, an oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, wheel blocks, a car jack, and a rubber mallet. It generally costs less and is faster to have the experienced service team at Pappas Toyota do it for you.

More Oil Change Tips

If your Toyota needs an oil change, read on for some helpful tips from Pappas Toyota:

In the past, you were supposed to get an oil change approximately every 3,000 miles. But these days, St Louis drivers can go 5,000 – 7,500 miles between oil change intervals. Some vehicles may even go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes. You should always check your Toyota’s owner’s manual for specific oil change recommendations for your make and model.
Don’t forget to review the service specials at Pappas Toyota and watch for oil change specials and other discounted car care services to see if you can save some money.
Review your owner’s guide to see if your vehicle needs synthetic or conventional motor oil. Synthetic oil costs a bit more, but it won’t affect the time to complete an oil change or when it’s due.

Pappas Toyota is Always at Your Service

Now that we’ve answered the question, “How long should an oil change take?” when it’s time, bring your vehicle to Pappas Toyota for auto service. We are conveniently located near O'Fallon, not far from St Charles and are here to help. We are happy to take care of all of your auto service needs, from oil changes to new tires and more. While you’re at the dealership, check out our extensive inventory of new and used Toyota models. You can also browse our new vehicle specials from the comfort of your home. Contact us today!

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