About Us...

A Service Company
Cordrays Continental Auto Repair & Transmission is a full-service car and truck transmission repair and preventive maintenance center.
We have been performing our high quality and guaranteed repairs in the Albany and surrounding area since 1979 and we are
conveniently located for your service,maintenance and performance needs.

We are qualified to repair and service most domestic and imported cars, trucks, and SUV's using parts that are equal
to or exceed the standards of those parts originally used by the manufacturers.

We are definitely the cost-effective alternative to car dealership repair of your personal or company auto, pickup or truck.
Regardless of where it was built, we will service your car or truck and still maintain the manufacturer's warranty.

If you own a Light Duty Diesel powered truck, Cordrays is the place to get your truck running the way it should have when you bought it !!

For full service repairs, maintanence, and Heavy Duty modification of your Diesel Powered truck, call us today !!


Cordrays Continental Auto Repair & Transmission is independently owned and operated. We pride ourselves on getting the services or repairs on your car or truck right the first time by our highly qualified service technicians.

So drop your auto, SUV, or truck off today and allow us to provide you with excellent service.

We look forward to servicing your vehicle.

We are located in Albany,Oregon at 252 SE Queen Ave. Please stop by or give us a call at 541-926-7312 !

Experience the advantages that our independently owned service center offers you.

Cordrays was founded in 1979 in Salem,Oregon by Lyle Cordray. After a couple of years of growing the business,
a building in Albany on 1st Avenue became available and Lyle moved the busines there. Over the next 29 years,
Cordrays Transmission would earn it's reputation as the best Transmission Shop in the Willamette Valley.
Lyle and his crew earned their reputation by not trying to be the cheapest transmission shop, but by being the best.
Being the best meant using better quality parts and employing the lastest fixes and updates to the transmission so that they were 'better' than new.

Lyle hired Head Automatic Transmission Builder Stewart Smith in 1983 and Shop Foreman and Journeyman Builder Mike Thorpe in 1987.
Stewart can rebuild and update any automatic transmission. It is his skill with Auto Transmissions that has helped
build the great reputation that Lyle envisioned. With the hiring of Mike Thorpe, the shop also had the skills to provide
rebuilding of Manual Transmissions, Manual Transaxles, Transfer cases, and Front and Rear Differentials along with diagnostic
skills to make sure the right repairs are being recommended and carried out.

2008 brought many changes to Cordray's Transmission. Longtime owner and founder, Lyle Cordray, retired and sold the business to
Tom Nielsen and Justin Forty. Tom and Justin owned their own business,Performance Authority.
Performance Authority is a Light Duty Diesel Repair and Performance Business. They specialize in repairing and modifying the Powestroke,
Cummins, and Duramax powered trucks you drive every day.

If your car or truck transmission needs repair or service, call us !! If your diesel Pick-Up needs more mileage,
performance, exhaust, or style, call us today !!
Here yesterday, Here today, and Here Tomorrow....Cordrays Performance Transmission will be here when you need us !!

Future Goals
Cordrays Transmission will continue to rely on what has proven to work best.Do the best work, and do it right the 1st time.
This along with great Customer Service, has allowed Cordrays to weather the storm in uncertain times.
Many other shops have went under, but Cordrays continues to grow and prosper.

Cordrays will continue to be on the cutting edge of Transmission Repair, and we will continue to grow and integrate the Diesel
Performance and Repair part of our business.
It is our hope that you will continue to trust and rely on us for your Auto and Truck repair needs.

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