How Long Does an Oil Change Take?
An oil change is one of the most important maintenance items you can take care of when it comes to your car. Fresh oil keeps the engine running and ensures high performance, the best possible fuel efficiency and a smooth ride on the roads of Gulfport, Pascagoula and Waveland.
At Pat Peck Nissan, our service team will work efficiently to get you back on the road and on with your day. In this article, we'll explain a little bit about the oil change process and what to look for if you don't know when your last oil change was.
The Oil Change Process
Getting an oil change is a relatively simple and easy commitment. Generally, it takes about 30-45 minutes to complete an oil change.
The oil change process involves draining the oil and changing the oil filter, then putting new oil into the engine. After this is done, some time will be taken for an inspection and any necessary cleaning. Coolant, windshield washer fluid and other fluids will also be checked to ensure they are properly leveled.
Our waiting room offers complimentary water, coffee HDTVs and Wi-Fi, so you can stay connected if you need to do any work while waiting. We'll let you know when the oil change has been completed, finish up with any paperwork, and send you on your way.
How Do You Know if you Need an Oil Change?
Every car is a little bit different, so always keep an eye on the odometer or any of the oil monitoring technology that has been utilized in many cars over the last few years. Checking your owner's manual can also tell you when your car may need an oil change.
If you don't know when your last oil change was, there are some things you can look for when driving:
- Loud clanking sound in the engine
- Decreased fuel efficiency
- Oil smell inside the cabin
Loud engine noise is a sign that your oil may need to be changed. Clean oil keeps your engine running smoothly, but if the oil is not changed, the engine will make noise due to a lack of lubrication.
Our factory-trained technicians are standing by and ready to work on your car. To protect your important investment, it's important to have an oil change completed. Generally, that should be every 6 months/5,000 miles, but our staff will let you know if that number should be adjusted in any way.
Check out our oil change specials or any of our other current specials to see how you can save on your next visit to our service center.
Come Visit Us for Your Next Oil Change
Ready to schedule your oil change at Pat Peck Nissan? It might be a relatively quick service item to take care of, but it's an important one. Ensure your car is ready to handle the roads of Gulfport, Pascagoula and Waveland.
Our service team of factory-trained professionals will perform an oil change to keep your engine running smoothly. Schedule service with us today or visit our service center.