How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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How long does an oil change take at Toyota of Downtown LA! Not long at all! A standard oil change can often be taken care of in less than an hour, making it easy to pop into our Los Angeles service center on your lunch break.. Learn more about the average oil change time, and call ahead and our technicians can provide you with a better estimate


How Long Should an Oil Change Take If I DIY It?

Expect it to take longer if this is your first time attempting a DIY oil change. We suggest budgeting a minimum of an hour. However, it’s also important to remember that changing your oil yourself also includes making sure that you have the right tools. For a DIY oil change in Mission Hills, you’ll need:

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

When you consider the materials and time, it’s often faster and less expensive to bring your vehicle into our dealership near West Hollywood. Especially when you take into account our selection of service specials!


Other Oil Change Tips

  • Most newer vehicles require oil changes every 5,000 – 7,500 miles, although there are some that can go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes. For more specific information, review your owner’s manual. 
  • Make sure you know if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Your owner’s manual will have that information.

Toyota of Downtown LA Express Maintenance

In order to decrease your average oil change time and get you back on the roads of Los Angeles faster, Toyota of Downtown LA offers Express Maintenance. Along with oil changes, you can enjoy quick service visits for routine maintenance like: 

  • Tire rotation
  • Brake Inspection
  • Multi-point Inspection
  • Fluid Inspection

Schedule Your Oil Change Today at Toyota of Downtown LA!

In summary, how long should an oil change take? Less than an hour at Toyota of Downtown LA, possibly an hour or more if you DIY. If you’re ready to leave your oil service to the professionals, schedule your appointment today at Toyota of Downtown LA!

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