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How Long Should an Oil Change Take?

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Is your Nissan sedan or SUV due for an oil change? If so, you may be wondering how long an oil change will take so you can plan your schedule accordingly. When you bring your vehicle in for service at South Austin Nissan, an oil change will take less than an hour. However, if you’re performing an oil change at your San Marcos home by yourself for the first time, it may take over an hour. Learn more about how long an oil change should take below, or contact our service team if you need a Nissan oil change.

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

When you bring your Nissan to a certified service center like South Austin Nissan, you can expect to have your oil changed and your vehicle returned in under an hour, however, this time will change if you perform your oil change at your Round Rock home.

If you’re attempting to change your oil on your own for the first time, block off an hour to an hour and a half. Changing your oil by yourself requires new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. Additional time is needed to locate the oil pan and plug, drain the oil, and replace it properly. While this will take over an hour the first time you do it, the time will decrease dramatically as you become more proficient in changing your oil.

Changing your own oil is a great way to stick to your schedule and save money, but if you’re more comfortable having your oil changed by one of our certified technicians, you can bring your vehicle to South Austin Nissan and use our service specials to save on your next Nissan oil change!

Common Oil Change Information

If your vehicle is due for an oil change, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Read below to learn some common oil change information that every Lakeway driver should know:

  • Most new Nissan models only need an oil change every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Some vehicles can even go 10,000 miles or a whole year before needing an oil change. However, if you drive an older model vehicle, you may need to have your oil changed every 6 months or every 3,000 miles.
  • Check your owner’s manual to see if your Nissan requires synthetic or conventional oil. There’s an important distinction between each oil type, and you cannot use them interchangeably on your vehicle.
  • You can read more Nissan oil change facts with our service team.

Have Your Oil Changed at South Austin Nissan

Now that you have a better idea of how long an oil change will take, schedule an appointment at our Austin service center to have your oil changed and your regular Nissan maintenance performed. Our team is happy to help you keep your Nissan running like new on your daily drives and weekend adventures. Make sure to read our other service tips while you’re here for more information on how to keep your Nissan going for years to come in Lakeway!

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