An oil change can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the location and the services performed in addition to the oil change. An individual who chooses to change his own oil can expect it to take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Quick lube shops specialize in speedy oil changes that can take less than 15 minutes. Such shops allow drivers to simply drive up and have the oil changed and paid for all without having to get out of the car. Regular auto shops and dealerships can take 30 to 45 minutes, but the mechanic might check the vehicle's other fluid levels in the process.