How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

Pouring Oil

In general, an oil change at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram takes less than an hour. Oil changes are a routine maintenance procedure, and we work to get you in and out as quick as possible. Of course, the time will vary based on how busy our service department is — so get in touch with us for an idea of our current wait times for an oil change.

How Long Does a DIY Oil Change Take?

If you’re a DIY-er who’s performing an oil change for yourself, the amount of time it will take varies. Make sure to budget at least an hour of time for the oil change, but if you’re more experienced or don’t run into any issues, it could take less than that. If you’re set on changing your car’s oil yourself, make sure you have the following handy:

  • New Oil
  • New Oil Filter
  • New Oil Filter Gasket
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Correctly Sized Wrenches
  • A Jack
  • Wheel Blocks

Keep in mind that it often both takes less time and costs less to take your vehicle into a service center in Mount Shasta for a synthetic or conventional oil changes. It’s also far less of a headache to let us handle it for you.

Reasons to Get an Oil Change at a Mount Shasta Car Dealership

Turning to our SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram service center for an oil change provides the following benefits:

  • With an experienced service team and modern equipment, we’re able to simultaneously work on more cars than a generic auto shop.
  • We frequently offer oil change coupons and other discounts on routine vehicle maintenance.

Other Oil Change FAQs

How Often Should I Get My Oil Changed?

The common rule of thumb used to be that you should get an oil change every 3,000 miles. However, with more modern and efficient vehicles, you should schedule an oil change at every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Some models can even go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes. Consult your owner’s manual for the oil change interval you should follow for your vehicle.

Does My Car Take Synthetic or Conventional Oil?

Check with your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle requires synthetic or conventional oil. Although synthetic oil typically costs more, this won’t change the time required between oil changes on your vehicle.

Schedule Your Quick Oil Change in Mount Shasta

Located just a short trip from Yreka, our qualified service team can handle any maintenance tasks — from oil changes to brake repairs. Call us at 530-926-4817 for more information, or stop in for an inspection today.


Car Maintenance Coupons at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

No Interest for 6 Months on Parts - Tires - Service Repairs $199 or More
SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep & Tire Center

Made with your CarCareONE credit card. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 months or if you make a late payment. Minimum Monthly Payment Required and may pay off purchase before end of promo period.

Coupon not valid with any othe offer. On approval of credit. No interest will be assessed on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purhcase amount in full within 6 months. See dealer for details.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2018
Low Tire Price Guarantee

SJ Denham Tire Center provides tires for All Makes and All Models of Vehicles! We provide with most tire purchases – Road Hazard, Free Rotations, Free Re-Balancing and more! We carry over 20 brands of tires including Goodyear, Kelley, Cooper, Toyo, Michelin, BF Goodrich, General, Firestone, Continental, and more!

Other Restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited.

Check Engine Light Diagnosis
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Check Engine Light Diagnosis at SJ Denham in Redding!

SJ Denham your 3rd Generation Family Owned and Operated Dealer has ASE Certified Techs that can diagnose and repair all makes and all models of vehicles! Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Ford, Chevrolet, Buick, Subaru, Mazda, and more!

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