How Long Does an Oil Change Take?


When it comes to vehicle care, most drivers know the importance of an oil change, but life gets busy around Watkinsville, and you may find yourself wondering, “how long does an oil change take?” Thankfully, getting an oil change with Athens BMW can take less than an hour, so you get your car serviced on your lunch break or between errands around town. Contact our team to get a better idea of the wait times, or easily schedule your service online at a time that works best for you.

Performing an Oil Change at Home

Performing your own oil change can be a rewarding experience and provide you a chance to be aware of any potential problems, but how long does an oil change take when performing it at home? Changing the oil yourself can take around an hour depending on your experience level. You’ll want to ensure you have new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks. If you’re looking for convenient and worry free care, turn to the Athens BMW service center expert care at an affordable price.

Oil Change Tips

When it’s time to get your oil changed around Jefferson, keep these oil change tips in mind:

  • In the past, it was suggested that the vehicle’s oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. However, with advancements in automotive technology, newer vehicles can go for 5,000 – 7,000 miles before needing an oil change. Some models can even go for 10,000 miles between changes. Verify with the vehicle’s owner’s manual to see the manufacturer’s recommended schedule.
  • Even if the vehicle hasn’t been on the roads around Greensboro, the vehicle’s oil degrades over time and should be changed at least two times a year.
  • The type of oil getting changed matters, be sure to verify whether the vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. While synthetic oil typically costs more, it helps the vehicle run as it should. Check the owner’s manual for the recommended oil type.

Athens BMW Ultimate Care Oil Services

If you would rather leave your oil changes to the professionals, you can get an excellent deal at Athens BMW! We offer the BMW Ultimate Care Oil Service plan which allows you to get 3 years of oil changes and oil filter changes for just $199*. To quality your BMW model must reach 60 months or 60,000 miles on the odometer and you must prepay the $199. Your oil change will be performed by a BMW certified technician and we will only use OEM BMW parts and recommended BMW Engine oil. Have a question about this exclusive BMW service? Contact our team for more information!

Learn More Service Tips with Athens BMW!

Now that you have an idea how long an oil change takes, be sure to take a look at our service specials where you can find oil change coupons and other discounted services. Our certified technicians used genuine BMW OEM parts, so you know your vehicle has reliable, high quality care. While you’re here you can browse our other car service tips for information like why your car is overheating and the difference between premium and regular gas.

*Pre-paid, based on your BMW’s Condition Based Service (CBS) system.

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