How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Car servicing mechanic pouring fresh oil to engine

How long should an oil change take? An oil change when performed by certified technicians can take as little as 30 minutes at your local authorized service center, since the technicians will be very familiar with your model. Learn more about oil change times and car service options with Tulley BMW of Nashua near Manchester today!

How Long Does it Take to Get an Oil Change?

Where should you get a BMW oil change? If you choose a certified service center, you could be in and out in under 45 minutes or even under 30 minutes. However, if you go during peak hours to a BMW Center or generic auto shop, it may take longer to get to your vehicle. It’s best to make an appointment ahead of time, and customer service can give you a better time estimate. Less busy times tend to be first thing in the morning, and early in the work week.

At a certified BMW Center you might also be able to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Frequent BMW service specials and Value Service options
  • Service covered by warranty with BMW Ultimate Service
  • Use of genuine BMW parts like the specially-engineered Original BMW engine oil
  • If you don’t mind waiting longer, technicians can also perform a full vehicle inspection when they check the oil to ensure the health of the vehicle

It’s not recommended to go to a big box chain like Jiffy Lube because the technicians aren’t BMW-certified and may not know luxury imports like BMW well. This means you won’t get the star treatment your vehicle deserves.

How Long Does It Take to Change Oil Myself?

If you’re performing an oil change for yourself, the amount of time it takes can vary depending on whether you change oil regularly. It’s best to budget at least an hour, and make sure you get the following materials ahead of time:

  • Fresh oil, a new oil filter, and a new oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks
  • Gloves, rags and towels for protection and easy cleanup

If you don’t already have these materials, it will likely take less time and cost less to rely on your Lowell, MA-area authorized BMW service center to change the oil.

Oil Change Tips

Conventional wisdom used to dictate that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles — but these days, new vehicles need oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. In fact, some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual for a specific oil change interval, and make sure you know whether you need synthetic oil or conventional oil.

Rely on Tulley BMW of Nashua for a Quick Oil Change

Schedule service at Tulley BMW of Nashua when it’s time for your next oil change and we’ll get you in and out in no time. We’re located just a short trip from Westford, and our qualified service team can handle any maintenance tasks from oil changes to brake repairs. You can also rely on us for more service tips and tricks so you can get to know your BMW better!

Service Specials

$199 Three Oil changes
BMW Value Service Oil Change
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