check engine light on in car dash

It’s a busy morning, you’ve finally gotten everyone where they need to be and you’re just pulling into the parking lot at work when your dash light starts glaring at you. Your check engine light shines bright, but you have no idea why. Whether you can tell a difference in the way your car, truck, or SUV is running, your car is trying to tell you something. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we can help!

bad wheel bearing in auto

Sometimes a bad wheel bearing is obvious, sometimes it’s difficult to diagnose. From By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, here are some symptoms to watch out for, and what to do about a bad wheel bearing.

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If there’s an issue with your diesel fuel system, the most important thing to remember is to fix it sooner rather than later. With gas engines, you can often power through a fuel issue for quite some time - they’re irritating, but not often permanently damaging.

Drove to Albuquerque the weekend before Thanksgiving last year.  On that Monday truck was having hard starts and was surging.  Started calling around for shops and no one but By The Book Diesel would even look at the truck until after Thanksgiving.  Took the truck in on Monday afternoon and they found the transfer fuel pump was bad -- ugh! as I know that usually takes out the injector pump too which costs thousands.  I gave them the go-ahead expecting that, after ordering parts and the long holiday, the truck would be done early in the week after Thanksgiving.  But at 8:30PM Wednesday night, the night before Thanksgiving I get a call saying the truck is done!  They busted their butt replacing the pump with an in-tank pump and getting the truck going again so I could get back home!  I got lucky and didn't need the injector pump but By The Book Diesel worked late for me over the holiday and I was able to get home and didn't miss a day of work.  Much appreciated! - David M. (5 star review on Yelp)

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.

mechanic working on brakes on car on lift

Your pickup truck is heavy and hard working, whether it’s a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. If you add towing to the mix, it’s even heavier and has to work harder. Your brakes are one of the most wear and tear prone systems on your diesel pickup, but at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we can help you keep yours in good shape.

You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

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.

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