parts of a transmission

Most modern transmissions have a “limp mode” or “safe mode” that they may default to if an error is detected. What does it mean if your transmission has entered safe mode, and where do you go from there? By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has the answers you need.

inside view of gas tank of car with gas getting put inWith a few exceptions, today’s vehicles get much better gas mileage than they did even a couple of decades ago, despite getting constantly heavier and more powerful. How do they do it? Here are the points, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

city of drivers with smog

While your exhaust system helps reduce noise output from your vehicle, it also significantly reduces harmful emissions from being released into the air. When your muffler and exhaust system are functioning properly, it significantly reduces your vehicle's harmful impact on the environment. It also significantly improves the functionality of your vehicle and improve fuel mileage for your car, truck, SUV or Jeep.

An exhaust system is made up of numerous parts that work together to rid your car of the exhaust gases that are created during the combustion cycle, as your engine burns fuel. Each part of your exhaust system has an important role to play in removing exhaust gases away from the engine as quickly as possible, allowing another cycle of combustion to begin. The more quickly and efficiently an exhaust system does this the more efficiently an engine can run. The main parts of an exhaust system are an exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, oxygen sensors, exhaust pipes, and the muffler.

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.

oil cooler on a vehicle

If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

starter motor of a car

When a vehicle has trouble starting, many people initially blame the starter. What is the starter, and how do you know if yours has called it quits? At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we want to keep you informed and telling you what to look for will prevent further damage when issues arise. The starter is essentially just an electric motor; a gear at the end of that electric motor engages the flywheel, which turns the engine over, allowing it to start. How do you know if yours is failing?

mechanic working on car tire

There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM has you covered. We've been trained to do it right the first time and make sure you're satisfied.

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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.

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