Oil Changes

Oil Changes in Portland, OR

Keep Your Engine Clean and Powerful — Hawthorne Auto Clinic

Oil changes are one of the most important services your vehicle goes through. Quality motor oil keeps your car’s engine clean and lubricated. At Hawthorne Auto Clinic in Portland, OR, we make sure your car is always filled with quality motor oil. Our team can quickly remove your car’s old oil and fill it with the quality oil it deserves. We also make sure you find the right oil for your car and budget, so you can drive confidently, knowing the oil flowing through your car’s engine is the best fit for its needs.

Oil Changes

How to Check Your Oil

One of the best things you can do to preserve your car’s health and performance is by routinely checking the oil. With that said, many owners just stick the dipstick into the engine, look at the oil, and that’s it, without any clue if the oil is good or not. More often than not, they won’t notice anything wrong unless what they see is outstandingly bad. We want to provide our customers with better. So if you’re checking your car’s oil, here’s what you need to be looking for:

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Check the Color and Consistency

When looking at the motor oil, it should look clear and have a brownish appearance to it. What you do want to look for is if it looks milky, has metal particles, or looks “sludgy.” Any of these things indicates something is wrong, and you’ll need to visit a professional to figure it out.

Look at the Level

When checking the oil, also make sure to check the level. Your dipstick usually has indicators showing the oil level and will accurately inform you what you should do. If the oil is close to or at the top, your vehicle is fine! But if the dipstick indicates your oil is at or below the recommended level, you should top it off or visit a professional. Low oil levels could impact the engine and lead to catastrophic failure. If the oil light comes on, pull over immediately and check your oil.

Let Us Help You!

Your car’s motor oil plays a vital role in the health and performance of your vehicle. Make sure your vehicle is always equipped with quality motor oil and schedule an oil change service with Hawthorne Auto Clinic in Portland, Oregon. We’ll quickly change our your car’s old oil and help you find the right oil for your vehicle and its performance needs. To schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call at 503-234-2119 or visit us on 4307 SE Hawthorne Boulevard. We’d be more than happy to help. We also offer after-hours drop-off and pick-ups, so feel free to stop by our facility at a time that works best for your schedule!