How Long Does An Oil Change Take?

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Most of the time, an oil change will take your Honda vehicle off the road for just under an hour. For a more accurate estimate of how long does an oil change take when it comes to your Honda model, speak with the service team at Honda of Downtown Chicago to make a service appointment. That way, our experienced technicians will be ready and waiting to get started on your oil change the minute you arrive.

How Long Does it Take to Change Oil at Home?

The time you’ll need for a DIY oil change at home can vary depending on your vehicle make and model, as well as your experience level. Budget at least an hour, but be aware it could take longer if you don’t do it frequently. Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary tools:

  • New oil filter
  • New oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Correctly sized wrenches
  • Car jack
  • Wheel blocks

Not all Honda owners are comfortable with performing an oil change at home, so don’t hesitate to schedule service at Honda of Downtown Chicago instead of you’d rather a professional take care of it!

More Oil Change Tips & Tricks

If you decide to take your car in to your local Honda dealer near Oak Park, check out these oil change tips & tricks from Honda of Downtown Chicago, as well as benefits you’ll get by heading to a service center specializing in Honda vehicles like your Honda CR-V:

  • With state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced team of certified technicians, we’re able to work on more cars and provide more specialized care than generic shops in the Skokie area.
  • How often should you bring your car in for an oil change? While the recommended timeframe for an oil change is 5,000 – 7,500 miles, check your user’s manual for a more exact figure. With the improved fuel quality and engine efficiency we see in newer cars, some models can even go 10,000 miles between oil changes.
  • Be sure to explore our rotating selection of service specials, available for services including oil changes and other routine maintenance.
  • Before changing your oil yourself, check your owner’s manual to confirm whether your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Synthetic oil typically costs more, but it won’t lengthen the time you need for an oil change.

Learn More About your Honda Service Schedule at Honda of Downtown Chicago

Contact our service team for more info about sticking to your Honda vehicle’s recommended service schedule, or for plenty more service tips when it comes to serious maintenance mistakesDIY auto repairs, common home maintenance mistakes, or common vehicle defects. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Honda of Downtown Chicago
Honda of Downtown Chicago
1111 North Clark Street Suite 2
Chicago, IL, 60610 United States
(312) 429­-4937
Honda of Downtown Chicago 41.9021467, -87.6318233.