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Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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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?

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.

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.

ECU problems and reprogramming

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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.

Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

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At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we know that fuel contamination is one of the priciest and most problematic issues that may plague a diesel engine. There are a variety of issues that cause contamination in fuel. Knowing these issues will help drivers become aware of fuel contamination and hopefully prevent these issues. 

How Do I Choose the Right Repair Shop?

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There are many factors that go into making By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM a repair shop that’s above the rest.

How do you jump start your car?

jumper cables being held by person in front of car

If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you’re an owner of a reliable machine. Still, occasionally problems do arise. On vehicles like these, with so many electronics, a dead battery is a common issue. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair we want to keep our customers informed, here’s how to jump-start your vehicle safely. 

How Do You Maintain Your Engine?

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No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, maintenance is the key to giving your engine a long life. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we focus on keeping your engine running strong.

Is it time to replace your engine?

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we know it isn’t always easy deciding what to do next when it comes to major engine repairs. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for - to help you make the best decision for your situation.

JASPER - Products You Can Trust

Dennis Bertles a Navy Seabee Veteran

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Every day at our shop we provide repairs for a multitude of customers who truly rely on JASPER products to keep their vehicles going strong. Meet Mr. Dennis Bertles, a Navy Seabee veteran and an awesome guy that loves his JASPER products. He depends on JASPER’s 3-year, 100,000-mile warranty and loves the products that they offer.  Mr. Bertles has a Jasper Vortec 5.3L long block engine replacement and a Jasper transfer case replacement in his 2005 Tahoe. Thank you Mr. Bertles for your service to our country and for your dedication to the JASPER brand.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Leaky Injectors Need Your Attention

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At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we see our fair share of damage that could’ve been prevented. Leaking injectors are one of the main ways a diesel engine can meet its demise - but the good news is, engine failure can be avoided, as long as the problem is taken care of.

Maintaining Your Vehicle Will Save You Money

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Vehicle maintenance can be expensive. However, when it comes to owning a car, truck, or SUV, the only thing more expensive than maintaining one is doing no maintenance at all. Here’s why, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

Remanufactured Engines…Just Asking For Trouble?

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Has the day finally come to replace your engine? If your engine is tired, worn out, and problematic, we can help at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair. First, let's take a look at remanufactured engines; what they are, what ‘remanufactured’ means and why they’re a great way to give your car a new life.

Tips for Better Gas Mileage

man putting fuel in car

On average, today’s vehicles get better gas mileage than ever. There are still ways to get the most out of the fuel that you put into your tank. Here are the factors that affect gas mileage, and what you can do to maximize yours, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

mechanic working on car

A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

What does the PCV System do & why is it important to you?

emissions testing being done on a vehicle

On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we have those answers for you!

Why Are Oil Tests Important?

mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.

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