Your drivetrain is where most of the process of moving your vehicle occurs. The drivetrain includes all the parts powered by the engine to turn the wheels, including the transmission, axles, or driveshafts that combine efforts to propel your car forward (or backward, when you’re in reverse.) At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, our drivetrain specialists are well equipped to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliably on the road and running smoothly along.
At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, reliable trucking is our main concern. From oil changes to engine rebuilds, our expert mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your rig on the road, and performing its best. We also believe that driver knowledge is key to achieving this goal; in pursuit of that, here’s some information on a simple but important part of your truck, the tie rod.
If your transmission isn’t shifting correctly, you’ll want to be careful about how you choose to proceed. The best thing to do is turn the vehicle off and have a professional take a look at it, but if that isn’t an option, there are some steps you can take to ensure nothing gets damaged. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM we can take a look at your issues and also give you some tips on what to do when that option isn't available yet.
Transmission malfunctions are sometimes hard to pin down and might even go unnoticed. A transmission slip can manifest itself in a lot of different ways because there’s not a universal or consistent way to describe it. Since it will vary based on the vehicle, how bad the issue is, and what components are at fault, here are some symptoms to look for in your vehicle.
Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.
Exhaust systems are one of the most neglected aspects of most vehicles. Exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, and mufflers are exposed to heat, emissions, and road damage. While your exhaust system is fairly simple and straightforward, these conditions mean it is inherently prone to rust and damage. As a result, this system is often one of the first systems you will have trouble with on your car.
On gas engines, the fuel delivery system is pretty simple - an electric pump draws gas from the tank, and pushes it to the injectors. Diesel systems are a little more complex. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we like to keep you informed about what’s on your truck, how it works, and how to maintain it, so you stay reliably on the road.
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.