How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

February 25th, 2019 by
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The typical oil change service at the Nissan of Richmond service center takes less than an hour. To better estimate your wait time, contact us to schedule an appointment online to reserve your spot and get back on the Glennallen and Mechanicsville streets in no time at all.

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

While it costs less and normally takes less time to have the oil changed at the dealership, some like to do it themselves. If you decide to change the oil in your vehicle yourself, it could take over an hour for those not as experienced or under an hour for those who know how off the bat. In order to change the oil yourself, you’ll need to get the right type of oil, which you can find in the owner’s manual, a new oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, correctly sized wrenches, a jack, and wheel blocks.

More Oil Change Information

If changing the oil yourself isn’t something that interests you, you can find plenty of benefits choosing to have your vehicle serviced with us at Nissan of Richmond including:

  • Our state-of-the-art service center and highly trained technicians
  • Advice to help you learn to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles, or for newer models, every 5,000 – 7,000 miles. For an accurate maintenance schedule, be sure to check the owner’s manual.
  • We have rotating service specials and oil change coupons to help you save on services.
  • Check your owner’s manual to see if your model requires synthetic or conventional oil. While synthetic oil typically costs more, it’s sometimes required.

Visit Nissan of Richmond for an Oil Change!

Make the trip to our Nissan of Richmond service center near Glennallen for one of our qualified technicians to have a look at your vehicle no matter if you need an oil change service, new tires, or if the TPMS light comes on. Call us or contact us online to schedule an appointment today to get back on the roads, and on your way to the Richmond Raceway, in no time at all. Also, browse our service and part specials to help you save on both regular and unexpected maintenance services.

Service Specials at Nissan of Richmond

FREE VA STATE INSPECTION

FREE VA STATE INSPECTION

Excludes tire sales.

ALIGNMENT SPECIAL

ALIGNMENT SPECIAL – ONLY $79.95

Disclaimer: Excludes tire sales. Cannot be combined with other offers. (1 year, 12,000 mile warranty) (not valid if front end parts have been replaced after)

Brake Special

$299.95 BRAKE SPECIAL OEM PADS & ROTORS

Disclaimer: Excludes tire sales. (on front wheel drive vehicle per axle)(not valid with no other offer)

A/C RECHARGE SPECIAL

$149.95 SUMMER SPECIAL A/C RECHARGE, DYE ADDED & SYSTEM CHECK

Disclaimer – Excludes tire sales. Can not be used with any other coupon or special priced items

$10 OFF BRAKE FLUID FLUSH

$10 OFF BRAKE FLUID FLUSH!

Disclaimer – Excludes tire sales. Can not be used with any other coupon or special priced items

OEM BATTERY SERVICE SPECIAL FOR $169.95 (on most vehicles)

OEM BATTERY SERVICE SPECIAL – ONLY $169.95 (on most vehicles)

Disclaimer – Excludes tire sales. Can not be used with any other coupon or special priced items. Not all vehicles apply.

CABIN AIR FILTER & ENGINE AIR FILTER SPECIAL

CABIN AIR FILTER & ENGINE AIR FILTER +BG FRIGI FRESH COMBO – ONLY $139.95

Disclaimer – Excludes tire sales. Can not be used with any other coupon or special priced items

15% OFF

15% OFF ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY FOR ANY MAJOR SERVICE.

Disclaimer – Excludes tire sales. Only on List Prices. Can not be used with any other coupon or special priced items

OIL FILTER & ROTATION SPECIAL

OIL FILTER & TIRE ROTATION – ONLY $49.95!

Disclaimer – Excludes tire sales. Can not be used with any other coupon or special priced items

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