Clayton Auto Service Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Clayton Auto Service has been providing customers in the Lake City, GA 30260
area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1981.
Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll
keep it in top operating condition.
We provide a range of services, including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.
To learn more about our services, call us at 404-341-6487 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Lake City.
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
I love the service, and the honesty. He tells you what needs to be done. I highly recommended this shop to everyone!!
Brandy and her team are great! We needed to siphon - get some gas out of our tank in a jiffy, and they came through like champs! If not for them I don't know what we would have done. Thanks Brandy! Thumbs up highly recommend.
I never do reviews but I'm so impressed with Clayton Auto I felt like I just have to, and if anyone needs car repairs don't hesitate to take it to Clayton Auto. They ARE THE BEST. THE BEST!!!! If they weren't around I don't know what I'd do. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Great work, great people. No longer have to suffer incompetence and high prices for stuff you don't need. Mechanics and service you can trust! They really are people who know cars and will treat you right!
Clayton Auto is the best!! No matter what my car needs from light bulbs to emissions to anything and everything. I have been dealing with Brandy and Mr big John for many years and I highly recommend for all your vehicle needs.
This is one of the very few shops left where you can have confidence in both your charges as well as the repairs. I do most of my own repairs, as long as it's a relatively simply thing. However, when a situation presents itself that exceeds the tools, equipment, or knowledge that I have, Clayton Auto Service is where I go. I've never been disappointed. Their prices are reasonable, and the work is better than my dealership options by far!
They keep my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee going. So thankful to have people I can trust to take care of me that way.
I can't thank you enough for your honesty!! I really thought something was wrong with my car & come to find out nothing was wrong with it except a very minor issue that was fixed quickly. I also appreciate the wonderful customer service I received from you all.
Brandy and John took really good care of me today. Thank you both for the great customer service. My car feels so much better now thanks to you. I will be back!
These folks are Trustworthy!!! That's a hard trait to find these days. I took a vehicle in that I was considering for purchase. Clayton Auto Service conducted a thorough evaluation of the vehicle at a 'shockingly' low rate. Saved me a couple thousand dollars! They rock. Their front end manager has a lively great personality!