How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

When it’s time for your next BMW oil change, you may need to know “how long does an oil change take?” before you can schedule your appointment. When you schedule ahead of time, an oil change can be done very quickly! On a typical day, customers who visit our service center from Corona and Riverside will find themselves in and out in about an hour. If you don’t have an appointment scheduled and would like to know current wait times, we recommend calling us at 833-613-1189 before stopping by for oil service.

How Long Should an Oil Change Take When Done at Home?

Confident car owners in Ontario may wish to change their own oil at home. How long should an oil change take when you’re going the DIY route? If this is your first time changing your oil, you should give yourself at least one full hour to get the job done. If you’re familiar with the routine, you may be able to wrap it up in less time than that!

When endeavoring to change your oil at home, remember you’ll need these materials: fresh oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, oil filter wrench, a rubber mallet, a jack, and wheel blocks. If you don’t already have this equipment, you’ll probably find that it’s more time- and cost-effective to get your oil changed at the dealership.

Additional Oil Change Tips

Whether you’re visiting a service center or changing the oil yourself, keep these tips in mind:

  • In years past, you may have changed your oil every 3,000 miles. But times have changed! These days, you can change your oil every 5,000 – 7,500 miles instead. Some cars can even go 10,000 miles, but you’ll definitely want to confirm the interval in your owner’s manual.
  • Want to save on your oil change? Check out our service specials for an opportunity to knock some off the price of your appointment!
  • Do you know whether your car requires synthetic or conventional oil? Your owner’s manual will tell you if you’re unsure. Synthetic oil is sometimes recommended for performance vehicles and luxury models, and while it can cost more than conventional oil, it can also last longer between oil changes. The time it takes for a conventional oil change is the same as for a synthetic oil change.

Concierge Service at BMW of Murrieta

BMW of Murrieta understands how difficult it can be to make time to visit the dealership for service, which is why we introduced our Concierge Center! We provide pick-up and drop-off services to your home or office, so it’s more convenient than ever to keep up with the routine maintenance of your BMW.

You’ll no longer have to worry about asking “how long does an oil change take?” because it can be done while you’re working at home or in the middle of a meeting!

Schedule Your Next Oil Change Today!

How long should an oil change take? At BMW of Murrieta, we believe service appointments should be as convenient as possible for our customers. Schedule an appointment to get started today, or contact us to learn more about concierge services.

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