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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?

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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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? 

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.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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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.

Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

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You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has the info you need.

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Albuquerque drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

Fuel Contamination - What's The Problem?

fuel

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. 

Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

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.

Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

heater in car

The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

Is Your Vehicle Pulling To One Side?

car on alignment machineRoutine maintenance can lead us to discover all kinds of things you would think are obvious but as drivers with a routine, we simply get in and drive. We may think that if the lights come on and the car starts there are no issues, but at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque we know what to look for and when to ask questions.

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:

Let's Get to The Basics of Your Transmission

The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

Maintaining Tires on Your Diesel Truck

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Once you’ve got your new tires installed on your diesel truck, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. Tires aren’t difficult to maintain, and maintaining them correctly will dramatically increase their longevity. Inspection and maintenance are the two key components to making sure they last.

Maintaining Your Vehicle Will Save You Money

mechanic holding two wrenches

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.

Make Your Radiator Go The Extra Mile

hand holding radiator in front of car with hood up

Since the first automobiles, there have been radiators. Every liquid-cooled engine on the road has, and has always needed, a radiator; without it, the engine would overheat in no time, causing catastrophic engine failure. While the efficiency of radiators, the materials they’re made out of, and the shape and size of them have changed over time, radiators haven’t actually changed much over the last century or so. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair we know that even though radiators generally last a long time, they do occasionally fail. When your radiator is malfunctioning you can trust our technicians to repair yours and get you back on the road. 

Modern piston design, and what that means for you

pistons in a vehicle

There’s a good chance you don’t know much about pistons or engine building, which is why you rely on the technicians at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM when your vehicle has a problem. However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you.

New Engine or New Car - Weighing Out Your Options

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You’ve determined it’s time to get rid of the engine you have, along with all of its issues. You’re probably considering getting something new altogether, and you’re tired of this one giving you issues. By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM is here to help you make the call.

If your car, truck, or SUV has really been put through the wringer, it might be time for a new one. However, before you decide to throw in the towel there are a few things you should consider.

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