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90 MacKenan Drive, Cary, NC, 27511

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

How Long Does an Oil Change Take at a Dealership?



Planning ahead is always helpful when it comes to vehicle maintenance. So. how long does an oil change take? At Hendrick Kia of Cary’s service center, we can complete an oil change in about an hour or less! Our goal is to make it easy for you to swing by on your lunch break or on your way home from Raleigh and get back on the road swiftly. You can always call us at (833) 756-7614 to ask about current wait times before coming in, but we also recommend scheduling an appointment ahead of time so you’re guaranteed a spot on our calendar.

How Long Should an Oil Change Take at Home?

Some car owners in Durham prefer to change their car’s oil on their own. How long should an oil change take when you do it yourself? If you’re a first-timer, you should allow at least one full hour to get the job done, but it could very well take longer than that when you’re learning as you go. 

You will need to have the correct type of synthetic or regular oil for your car, a fresh OEM oil filter, a new oil filter gasket, a rubber mallet, an oil filter wrench, a jack, and wheel blocks ready to go before you get started on a DIY oil change. If you don’t already have most of these tools, it may be less costly and less time-consuming to have your oil changed at a service center. Plus, if you’re not very experienced with at-home car maintenance, you won’t have to stress about whether it’s being done right.

More Helpful Oil Tips

When your vehicle needs an oil change, remember:

  • Depending on how long you’ve been driving, you might remember a time when oil changes were recommended every 3,000 miles. That’s an outdated recommendation now, as most new vehicles only require an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, and in some instances even up to 10,000 miles. If you’re unsure, you can consult the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual.
  • When you get an oil change at a dealership service center like Hendrick Kia of Cary, you’ll often find oil change coupons and other savings on maintenance offered among rotating service specials.
  • It’s important to know what type of oil your vehicle requires. Most vehicles can use either synthetic or conventional oil, but some strictly require synthetic oil. Again, you can check your owner’s manual if you’re uncertain. Synthetic oil is more expensive than conventional, but it typically lasts longer between oil changes.

Schedule an Oil Change at Hendrick Kia of Cary

How long should an oil change take? If you make the trip from Apex to get Kia maintenance at our dealership, you should budget an hour for an oil change. If you need more than just an oil change, it may take a little longer. You’re welcome to relax in our service lounge while you wait or get some work done using free Wi-Fi! If you have any questions prior to your visit, contact us to connect with a service advisor.

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