How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

January 9th, 2019 by

Male adding oil with a funnel

When you come to Biggers Mazda, your oil change will usually take less than an hour. Of course, we’re busier on some days than on others, so you should call us at (866) 681-6469 today to get a more precise estimate on wait times. If you want to get in and out quickly, you can also schedule service online.

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

The time you’ll need to do an oil change on your own could vary widely, but it’s a good idea to set aside at least an hour for the task. For beginners, the process could take even longer! If you decide that you have the time and the energy to perform the task yourself, you’ll still need to gather new oil, a new oil filter, a rubber mallet, properly-sized wrenches, and a new oil filter gasket. You may also need a jack and wheel blocks to hold your vehicle while you work.

Whether you’re right next door in Schaumburg or all the way out in Bartlett, it will almost always be quicker and easier to let the trained technicians at the Biggers Mazda Mazda service center handle the task.

More Oil Change Information

Even if time isn’t an issue, there are still plenty of reasons to come to us:

  • Our service team has earned the trust of drivers all across the St Charles region, and we utilize state-of-the-art equipment so we can work quickly on your vehicle.
  • It’s not uncommon to hear about the ‘3000-mile oil change,’ but most modern vehicles can go 5,000 to 7,500 miles between changes. You can always check your owner’s manual for a more precise recommendation.
  • Some vehicles require synthetic oil, while others can run on conventional or synthetic. Your owner’s manual will be able to tell you which one is necessary, so be sure to check before attempting to change the oil yourself.
  • Drivers who take advantage of our rotating service specials can save on necessary maintenance like oil changes and tire rotation.

Visit Biggers Mazda in Elgin for a Quick Oil Change!

The Biggers Mazda service center is located just a short drive from Geneva, and when you come to us, our dedicated team can get you in and out with an oil change in around an hour. In need of major repairs, or just want to have your vehicle inspected? Our trained technicians can cover that too! Contact us today to learn more about wheel alignment vs. wheel balancing, our services, and more.

Service Specials at Biggers Mazda

Mazda Car Care - Enhance Air Quality with a New Cabin Air Filter
$39.95
The air you breathe is only as clean as the filter it goes through. A new cabin air filter will reduce impurities such as pollen, dust, mold and other airborne containments. Recommended every 12 – 24 months.
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Mazda Car Care - Wiper Blade Replacement
Call Today

Are your wipers streaking or noisy?
Replace them with Genuine Mazda
wiper blades. They start at $18.95.
*Easy and fast installation, sold per
pair
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Mazda Car Care - Engine Air Filter Replacement
$26.95

Changing your car’s filters on a
regular basis can have a significant
impact on engine life and performance.
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Mazda Car Care - Front or Rear Brake Special
$25.00 off

Problems with your Mazda’s brakes are
serious- don’t wait too long! Use this
coupon to receive a special discount on
the brake service you need.
Call to schedule your appointment today!
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Mazda Car Care - Fuel Saver Package To Maximize Fuel Efficiency
$69.95

Save money at the pump by using this
special offer! We will replace engine
oil & Genuine Mazda oil filter.
– Rotate tires
– Inspect belts, hoses, and brakes
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Mazda Car Care - Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
10% off

Our multi-point inspection provides you
with a comprehensive review of your
Mazda. PLUS, save on any recommended
repairs. *Max. discount $100.
**Excludes oil changes & tires
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Mazda Car Care - Cooling System Special
$129.95

-Check and drain cooling system
-Pressure test system and refill with up
to one gallon of coolant
-Check all fluids, wiper blades & drive
belts. *Price does not include tax
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Mazda Car Care - Complimentary Car Wash

Being a valued customer has its
benefits. Present this coupon to receive
a complimentary car wash with any
service!
Plus applicable taxes. Valid only at BIGGERS MAZDA. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Mazda vehicles only. Prices may vary by model. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Coupon expires 10/04/2019.
EXPIRES: 10/04/2019
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Integration
$475.00 + tax

Most Mazda Connect vehicles now available to upgrade to Apple CarPlay Integration for your iPhone and Android Auto Integration!

Available dealer-installed feature. Requires compatible phone and standard text and data rates apply. Third-party interface providers are solely responsible for their product functionality and third-party terms and privacy statements apply. Don't drive while distracted or while using a hand-held device. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC> Apple CarPlay, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.