Engine Oil Change Essentials

Your vehicle’s engine is an assembly of hundreds of moving metal parts, altogether weighing between 200 and 500 pounds. Engine oil makes it possible for all those metal parts to slide past each other at high speed and high temperatures without destroying each other. Without oil, your engine will quickly overheat and fail. Regular oil change service at Clayton’s Auto Repair & Service will prevent this from happening.

Any engine oil has a limited lifespan, whether a basic conventional oil or a more expensive full synthetic. While oils are specially formulated to resist oxidation, extreme temperatures and pressures will eventually break your engine oil down. It will burn and leave sludge deposits in critical areas of your engine. Left unchecked, a major loss of oil can easily destroy the engine of any car, Honda, Cadillac and Chrysler alike.

Prompt Oil Changes for Long Engine Life

No matter what make of vehicle you drive, always use the automaker’s recommended oil change service interval as a guide. Your recommended interval may be 3000, 5000, 7500, or even 10000 miles, but this will depend on the type of oil and the way you drive. If you use a synthetic blend or full-synthetic oil, you might be able to slightly extend your oil change service interval. If you drive mostly short trips and in stop-and-go traffic, you should shorten that timeframe.

Talk to the professionals at Clayton’s Auto Repair & Service, in business since 1974, to set up an oil change plan personalized to your vehicle, oil type and driving habits. If you want your engine to last a long time and pass emissions testing in Corvallis and Benton County, getting an oil change service on time, every time, is a solid start.

Get your oil change service from the trusted professionals at Clayton’s Auto Repair & Service. Protect your engine!

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Providing quality auto repair and services

Our excellent team of highly trained, certified and professional technicians work hard to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We work on all makes and models and can handle all of your car care needs.

We have been servicing Corvallis, Oregon and the surrounding area since 1974. We offer a 2-year / 24,000 mile warranty as well as a customer loyalty rewards program.

Established in 1974

Clayton’s Auto Repair & Service started in a small location in South Corvallis. Clayton put himself through the LBCC Auto Program while working days to provide for his family. The business was founded on the ideal of trust and honesty. Throughout the years the business grew and moved to the present location. Clayton believed in the education of his technicians, along with the proper equipment, as a way to bring the best service to his customers. Although Clayton is retired, the company was sold to a long term employee, and his philosophies still resound through the business today.

Meet the Business Owner: Bob D.

I start­ed at Clayton’s fresh out of tech­ni­cal school in 1993. In many ways Clayton was much more than an em­ploy­er, more of a men­tor and friend. Along the way he taught me not only how to repair ve­hi­cles, but that being a pro­fes­sion­al is more about hon­es­ty and trust, coup­led with a com­mit­ment to being the best that you can be by con­stant­ly train­ing and grow­ing to bring the best to your com­pany. Now as the owner I try to in­still his teach­ings to all my co­work­ers so that we can pro­vide a com­plete ex­per­i­ence when you vi­sit our small but hum­ble es­tab­lish­ment.

Meet Our Employees

Bryan Burian is our Ser­vice Ad­vi­sor. He at­ten­ded Linn Ben­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Auto­mo­tive Tech­no­logy, and has worked in the field for seven years. Bryan's ex­peri­ence as a tec­hni­cian helps him ex­plain re­pairs and ser­vi­ces to our cus­to­mers, and also gives him first-hand ex­peri­ence with many au­to­mo­tive con­cerns. Bryan enjoys spend­ing time with his two boys and fi­ancé. His ac­ti­vi­ties and hob­bies in­clude build­ing high-per­for­mance ve­hi­cles, playing with R/C cars and going camp­ing all over Oregon.

Michelle Bales has worked as Ser­vice As­sis­tant at Clayton's since 2004. Com­mu­nity ser­vice has always been a pas­sion of hers; this year she's work­ing with Vina Moses to help pro­vide kids with school clothes and sup­plies, and will be host­ing our 3rd an­nual Toy Drive this win­ter. Michelle also en­joys par­ti­ci­pa­ting in local food drives bene­fit­ing Linn and Ben­ton Count­ies. When she isn't work­ing, she finds pure joy in spend­ing time with her son and fam­ily. Her hob­bies in­clude gar­den­ing, hik­ing, pho­to­gra­phy, writing and research­ing fam­ily his­tory.

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