How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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Whether you’re new to car ownership or it’s your first time being the one who handles the routine maintenance of your family vehicle in Detroit, you may need to ask, “How long does an oil change take?” At most service shops in the Detroit area, a standard oil change shouldn’t take longer than one hour. If you’re trying to book an oil change at Ray Laethem Buick GMC, Inc. and you’ve got a tight schedule, feel free to call us at (877) 250-1859 to learn more about wait times. 

 

 

How Long Should an Oil Change Take if You Do it at Home?

Are you interested in learning how to change oil in your own Royal Oak-area garage? If it’s the first time you’ve ever done it, you should budget at least one hour to get the job done, but it might take longer. Before you get started, remember you need new oil, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, an oil filter wrench, a car jack, and wheel blocks. With so many new materials required, it might end up being cheaper and less time consuming to have your oil changed by a professional. 

Additional Oil Change Information

Whether you’re doing it at home or at a service center in the Farmington Hills area, keep these things in mind before your next oil change: 

  • These days, you only need to change your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Some cars can even go up to 10,000 miles before an oil change is needed! Your owner’s manual will have the most accurate information.
  • Make sure you use the correct oil type for your vehicle. Some vehicles only need conventional oil, but others require full synthetic oil. You can find this information in your owner’s manual.

Get a Quick Oil Change at Ray Laethem Buick GMC, Inc.!

If you only need an oil change, we should be able to take care of you in a timely manner. Schedule your next appointment with our service center in Detroit, and remember you can always call us at (877) 250-1859 for more information. We hope to see you soon!

DEXOS FULL SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE

$63.99

6 Quarts Full Synthetic Oil Change – Oil & filter replacement with tire rotation, top off all fluids and perform a multi-point inspection.

DEXOS FULL SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGE

$74.53

8 Quarts Full Synthetic Oil – Oil & filter replacement with tire rotation, top off all fluids and perform a multi-point inspection.

PRE-WINTER CAR SAFETY/SECURITY PKG

$252.39

Includes Dexos full-synthetic oil change and oil filter, 4-wheel tire rotation with computerized tire balance, new AC Delco wiper blades, total engine coolant system service/fluid change, multi-point inspection, with battery/changing system check.

FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT

$89.95

Four Wheel Alignment – Inspect all steering & suspension components and adjust steering tow and camber angle back to factory specification.

TWO WHEEL ALIGNMENT

$49.95

Inspect all steering & suspension components and adjust steering tow and camber angle back to factory specification with our two-wheel alignment.

COOLANT SYSTEM SERVICE

$149.95

Clean debris from cooling system. Remove rust scale and sludge from cooling system fins. Replenish depleted coolant details.

BRAKE PADS INSTALLED

$99.95

Front & Rear Brake Pads installed per axle with AC Delco Advantage brake pads, rotor resurfacing extra.

TIRE PRICE MATCH

GUARANTEE

Provide us with a better price at the time of purchase & we’ll match it. Find a better price within 30 days, we’ll refund the difference.

BATTERY INSPECTION

FREE

Inspect battery & battery cables and perform a state of health battery test.

FUEL SYSTEM SERVICE

$179.20

Cleans Throttle Body, fuel injectors, upper intake valves. Improves performance & fuel mileage.

BRAKE FLUID SERVICE

$99.95

This will protect your brake system from corrosion, contaminates & air, while increasing your vehicle’s stopping ability.

TRANSMISSION FLUID SERVICE

$186.95

Replace worn-out lubricant that is no longer performing the job it was formulated to do with new lubricant for smoother gear shifting and longer component life. This also clean bearings and gears, soften seals, and remove any contaminants that may be in the transmission.

SENIOR DISCOUNT

10% OFF

Senior Discount on all repairs & maintenance. Not to exceed $50.00.

PRE-WINTER TRUCK SAFETY/SECURITY PKG

$261.44

Includes Dexos full-synthetic oil change and oil filter, 4-wheel tire rotation with computerized tire balance, new AC Delco wiper blades, total engine coolant system service/fluid change, multi-point inspection, with battery/changing system check.

Ray Laethem Buick GMC, Inc. 42.4016, -89.918.