pressure gauges under the hood of a car

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

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.

diesel maintenance

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.

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.

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we have seen our fair share of preventable engine failures. Frequently, engine disaster could have been avoided if the driver had known beforehand what the warning lights or gauges on the dashboard indicated. While some dash lights are fairly benign, others indicate imminent trouble. This guide from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM will prepare you for the next time your vehicle shows you a warning you shouldn’t ignore.

Woman checking out under the hood where steam is coming from

Something will go wrong with your car, truck, or SUV eventually. The important thing is knowing what to do, and how to deal with it. Just knowing what to do in a situation often means the difference between a quick repair and thousands of dollars worth of work. If you see steam coming from under the hood, it’s important to deal with it appropriately and quickly. Here’s what’s going on, and what to do, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

ball joint

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, we know you’re busy. We also know that while there are certain issues with your car, truck, or SUV you can ignore for a while, some of them shouldn’t wait. While serious issues are often obvious, sometimes they aren’t - ball joints are one such case.

oil being poured into car

At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

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