How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

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When planning for your next service trip, you may find yourself asking, "How long does an oil change take?" Most oil changes can be completed in less than an hour, allowing you to get in and out over your lunch break. If you want a better estimate of your wait time, you can reach out to the Audi Stratham service team before heading over from your office in Nashua!

How Long Should an Oil Change Take If I DIY It?

How long should an oil change take if you do it yourself? If you're interested in trying a DIY oil change, you'll find that the times can vary. Our recommendation would be to set aside at least an hour, but know that it could take longer than that. What's more, you'll also need to make sure you have the appropriate tools for an oil change. These include:

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

Between the time and money investment, you'll see why many drivers in Manchester and Concord prefer to visit the Audi Stratham service center instead.

Additional Oil Change Considerations

When it's time for your vehicle to get an oil change, you'll also want to keep in mind the following:

  • Consult your owner's manual to view your oil change schedule. While conventional wisdom used to dictate oil changes every 3,000 miles, some vehicles today can go up to 10,000 miles between oil service!
  • Browse our service specials to see if we have any oil change incentives on offer. 
  • Ensure that you're choosing the right oil for your vehicle. Your owner's manual will include whether your vehicle needs conventional or synthetic oil

Schedule Your Audi Oil Change Today Near Portsmouth

Now that you know how long an oil change takes, you can contact the team at the Audi Stratham service center to schedule your next Audi service appointment. Our certified service professionals are standing by to take care of your vehicle today, and they can help you learn more about your Audi vehicle's maintenance schedule.