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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Are you searching for MINI Cooper oil change service in the San Francisco area? At East Bay MINI, we have a certified MINI service center where you can count on factory-trained technicians to complete your MINI maintenance––or any other type of vehicle––with care. But, about how long does an oil change take when you visit us? If you’re solely getting an oil change, you should be back on the road to Oakland in about an hour. Scheduling an appointment ahead will help you save some time, and you can contact us to ask about our peak service hours.

How Long Should an Oil Change Take at Home?

Lots of Livermore car owners prefer to take care of oil changes in their home garage. If you’re new to DIY car maintenance, how long should an oil change take when you’re doing it on your own? You should give yourself at least one full hour to get the job done, but it might take a little longer the first time you try it on your own.

When venturing to change your oil at home, remember you need the proper tools:

  • Correct oil type for your car
  • A new oil filter and oil filter gasket
  • Rubber mallet
  • Wrenches of the proper size
  • Jack
  • Wheel blocks

Oftentimes, it’s easier to make the trip to a service center if you want to get your oil change done as quickly as possible. You can rest assured that the service is being performed to the manufacturer’s standards when you turn to East Bay MINI. And, while your car is with us, our technicians will be able to catch any underlying issues you might be unaware of and can fix them before they escalate.

Oil Change Tips

Learn more about oil changes with these quick tips:

  • Gone are the days of getting an oil change every 3,000 miles! These days, most new vehicles only need their oil changed every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Of course, you should follow the interval listed in your maintenance schedule.
  • You should never skip an oil change as doing so can pose certain risks to your vehicle. We offer ongoing service specials to help make routine maintenance more affordable.
  • Does your vehicle take synthetic or conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual if you’re unsure. Even though synthetic oil is pricier, it lasts longer.

East Bay MINI Offers Service Pick-Up and Delivery!

How long does an oil change take at East Bay MINI? With our new Concierge Services, getting your routine maintenance has never been easier or more convenient! We will pick up your vehicle from your home or office and bring it to our dealership for service. When it’s finished, we’ll bring it right back to you fully sanitized. It’s that easy! Call us at 844-684-9295 to learn more about this amenity.

Contact Us for More Service Tips

Have additional questions related to “how long should an oil change take?” Our team is always here to answer your questions and provide service tips you can trust. Get in touch or visit us today to learn more!

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