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Car Repair - By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair | Albuquerque, NM

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Brake For Great Service

brake repair

Brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. You need the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle is going to stop. That's why it's important to keep these tips in mind to help keep your brakes functioning properly. Schedule an appointment with us at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair for a brake service checkup today!

Brakes…One of the Most Important Parts of Your Vehicle

mechanic working on the brakes of a car

Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Common Heater/AC Fan Switch Issues

hand over aircondition

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, we know how important climate control is to your driving experience. Not only does a fully functional heat and AC system keep you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, it is vital to defrosting windows and keeping the air in your car circulating.

Coolant Flushing to prepare for the cold weather

coolant being poured into the car

Whether you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche (some exclusions apply), Subaru, or other performance automobiles, your car has a cooling system. With winter right around the corner, at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair we want to make sure your cooling system is ready for the cold.

Different Types of Automotive Headlights

headlight on on vehicle

Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

hand screwing lid off of coolant

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

ECU problems and reprogramming

diagnostics

If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

External Components - Making Your Manual Transmission Work

gear shift on a vehicle

There are many parts and systems outside of the car’s transmission that is equally as important as the parts and systems inside the transmission. Without them, the transmission won’t do much. There’s no way to transfer power from the engine to the shafts, disengage it to shift the gears, or power the differential without them. Just in case you need us, at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we can help keep your transmission in top shape, but here’s what you need to know.

Flat tire? Here’s what to do

changing a tire

If you spend much time on the road, you’ll eventually encounter a flat tire on your vehicle. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM we want to prepare you for what you should do next.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

transmission in car

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

transmission up close

A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, here’s what you need to know.

How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

transmission

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

mechanic working on car

Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

How Do I Know Whether To Replace My Engine?

engine of vehicle

If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing major engine issues, the technicians at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM have you covered. You hear the engine knocking when it decides to start? Is there smoke pouring from your truck’s exhaust pipe? Whether you’re burning oil, your engine is on it’s last leg or has simply given up altogether, we can help. And if you’re not sure what you need, we can help with that too.

How Do You Maintain Your Turbocharger?

turbocharger under hood of car

The turbo on your diesel pickup truck is a precision-engineered component. As a result, proper maintenance is essential to keep it going strong, and By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM is the place to do that. At tens or even hundreds of thousands of RPM, keeping everything in good shape is absolutely necessary. Fortunately, turbos don't really require any special maintenance - they just make the maintenance you do all the more important.

How often should you get your filters replaced?

mechanic putting filter into car

Your car, truck, or SUV is equipped with various filters that keep the air going into your engine clean, the air you breathe in the vehicle, the fuel that supplies your engine, and the oil that keeps it going. How often should you have them replaced? It depends on the filter, the vehicle, and the environment. Here’s what you need to know, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

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