Is it time for your next oil change in North Tonawanda or Grand Island? If so, you may be wondering if you have time to fit this service into your busy schedule. How long does an oil change take? When you bring your vehicle in for service at Basil Ford of Niagara Falls, an oil change usually takes an hour or less. You can always contact us for more information on current wait times. Learn more about this important maintenance task below. 


How Long Should an Oil Change Take If I Do It Myself?

How long should an oil change take if you plan to perform this task at home? It is a good idea that you budget at least an hour to complete the oil change, but you may need a bit more time depending on how familiar you are with the task. You also need the right supplies to perform a DIY oil change in Lockport:

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

If you do not already have these items on hand, it will likely take less time and be more affordable to set up an appointment for service with us. 

Helpful Oil Change Tips

These tips can be beneficial in ensuring that your vehicle gets the proper service it needs. 

  • In the past, oil changes were recommended every 3,000 miles. That is not the case for many new vehicles. It is likely that you will only need an oil change every 5,000-7,500 miles.We do recommend checking your owner's manual to see when regular oil changes are suggested by the manufacturer. 
  • You do not have to spend a fortune to keep up with routine vehicle maintenance at Basil Ford of Niagara Falls! We offer a rotating selection of service coupons
  • Make sure you are using the correct oil for your vehicle. Your owner's manual should tell you if it requires synthetic oil or conventional oil. Synthetic oil is the pricier of the two, but it generally lasts longer. 

Make Basil Ford of Niagara Falls Your Preferred Service Center

If you are looking for a service center you can trust for oil changes and more, you've come to the right place. Contact us today if you have any questions.