While many national and local auto shops offer oil change services for cars, it can be more difficult to find a shop that will do a motorcycle oil change. Often, service availability will depend on the technicians on staff and whether they have the training and are comfortable working on motorcycles. In general, the only places that always offer motorcycle oil changes are specialized motorcycle shops and dealerships. Below, we explain where to get a motorcycle oil change — and where you can’t.
Where to Get a Motorcycle Oil Change
Unless you want to do the work yourself, the best option for getting a motorcycle oil change is to take it to the dealer you purchased it from, such as your local Harley Davidson dealer. Dealerships are likely to have the right oil for your bike, and nearly all motorcycle dealerships offer the service.
We researched and contacted several nationwide auto parts stores and service centers that do oil changes for cars to find out if they also service motorcycles. We found that whether or not a company offers oil changes for motorcycles will vary depending on the shop location. The following auto service centers provide motorcycle oil changes at some locations; contact your nearest shop to find out which services are available:
- Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers
- Firestone Complete Auto Care
- Jiffy Lube
You can also get a motorcycle oil change at a local mechanic’s shop. Search for “motorcycle mechanic near me” on your search engine of choice to find locally-owned, specialized shops.
Customer service representatives weren’t able to provide specific pricing information because service offerings vary by location. However, customer reports indicate that you can expect to pay between $30 and $50 for a motorcycle oil change at a major service center. Prices will be highest at dealerships and specialized shops. For example, one Harley Davidson location in Florida charges nearly $100 for an oil and filter change, and a power sports shop in Ohio charges between $45 and $85 for a motorcycle oil change, depending on the brand.
DIY Motorcycle Oil Change
If there aren’t shops near you that do motorcycle oil changes or you want to save money and are comfortable working on your bike, the most cost-effective option is to change your own oil. You can buy motorcycle oil from stores like Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, or even Walmart, and prices will vary depending on the type of oil you need. Online resources, such as YouTube tutorials and expert guides from automotive brands, can provide instructions and safety tips if you’ve never changed your own oil before.
Need a place to do your own oil change? See our related research on how to rent a garage.
Places That Don’t Do Motorcycle Oil Changes
In the course of our research and communications with customer service representatives, we found that a number of auto service centers don’t offer oil changes for motorcycles, including:
- Sam’s Club
- Valvoline (though it will take the drained oil)
- AAMCO customer service (800) 462-2626
- Express Oil Change customer service (844) 268-3972
- Express Oil Change customer service via contact form
- Firestone customer service (800) 367-3872
- Firestone customer service via contact form
- Goodyear customer service (800) 667-8138
- Goodyear customer service via contact form
- Jiffy Lube customer service (800) 344-6933
- Jiffy Lube customer service via contact form