The service experts here at Arlington Toyota know your vehicle inside and out. So, when you come in for your service visit, trust them to complete it in record time.
Those wondering, “How long does an oil change take?” will be pleasantly surprised when they find that our team can handle it in just 30 minutes to an hour. By the time you get back on those Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows, IL, area roads, your vehicle will be running to top condition.
Oil changes can be completed so quickly because they’re a fairly simple maintenance item.
For an oil change, a technician will drain the old oil from your vehicle. Once it’s fully drained, they will also remove the old filter since it’s likely full of debris. Finally, the technician will top your model off with fresh oil and replace the old filter with a new one.
This process can be completed with ease and speed at our dealership, but the service typically doesn’t end there. Since you’re already bringing your vehicle to us, now is also the ideal time to have our team check over the rest of your vehicle with a general inspection.
This way, if there’s a problem with the transmission, steering, brakes, tires, or another system, we can find it and solve it before you start to experience symptoms. Overall, we’ll ensure that your vehicle achieves a long and healthy lifespan.
Upon hearing how simple oil changes are, many drivers may start to wonder if they need to get their oil changed. Let’s face it, sometimes when life gets busy, our vehicle’s maintenance needs can fall to the bottom of the to-do list.
However, if you’re planning to keep driving your vehicle for the next several years, getting its oil changed is essential. The engine oil keeps your vehicle from overheating and keeps all the moving parts lubricated.
Therefore, the longer you go without an oil change, the more the engine is at risk of getting overheated. Waiting too long for an oil change can also cause a decrease in performance. The engine will be slower to accelerate and might burn more fuel than usual.
Waiting too long to get an oil change can lead to internal engine damage, which will require some serious repair. However, getting an oil change too soon will have no side effects. That is why it’s best to get an oil change at the recommended frequency.
You can check your owner’s manual or talk to a service technician to find the recommended oil change schedule for your vehicle. However, a good rule of thumb is to get your engine oil changed around every 5,000 miles.
Wondering if it’s time to get your oil changed? Contact the team here at Arlington Toyota and find out. Our expert can answer all your vehicle maintenance and oil change questions so you can continue driving around Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with ease.
Schedule your oil change today!