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If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straightforward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM.

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True safety starts with being able to see where you are driving. Your lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving and the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be seen. No matter what time of year, it's important to make sure your vehicle's lights and wipers are working properly so your visibility is not compromised and you can be seen by others. From the driver's seat, you may not notice a light that isn't working, but when a big rain comes it becomes easier to see what you are missing! When wet weather hits your roads is not the time for you to discover limited visibility problems. Here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair we take our Albuquerque drivers' safety seriously and inspect their vehicles when they come in for service.

headlight

Foggy headlights are a problem that has arisen in the past couple of decades, as we have moved away from glass sealed beam bulbs and into an era of plastic lenses with bulbs inside. While modern headlights are superior to the sealed beam headlights of years ago, they do tend to fog up after years of use. It’s a good trade for far better illumination and easier replacement, but an issue nonetheless. Hours and hours of heat, sunlight, and age eventually cause them to cloud up, which can reduce visibility at night in addition to worsening the appearance of your car, truck, or SUV. From By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, here are some tips on taking care of your foggy or cloudy headlight issue.

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“Valve body” is one of those nebulous car terms you hear all the time, but nobody seems to really know what it is. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we know exactly what a valve body is, what it does, and are well equipped to address any issues your valve body may be experiencing.

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We’ve all been there: You start your car in the morning and begin to back out of the driveway. You hear an unusual noise coming from your car, and it sounds bad. How do you know if it's something you should bring in to us here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair to get looked at? Questioning the severity of the sound is a smart immediate response because the difference between a squeaky joint and near-catastrophic engine failure can be a big one.

In today's economic climate, people are working hard to make their dollars go further. Not only are drivers holding onto their vehicles longer, but they're also looking to improve fuel efficiency to get the most gas mileage out of every gallon of gas. You can do both by following a few simple tips from our team here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair!

technician under the car on the lift

Maintaining your car doesn't have to be a hassle, just bring it to our team here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque. We can take care of all the dirty work. However, it's important to know when you should get proper maintenance. Here are some quick tips and advice on the basics of car maintenance!

CAR BEING WASHED

While keeping your car, truck, or SUV looking nice is important, there are other reasons to keep the exterior of your vehicle in good shape. From By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, here are some tips for keeping your car looking good, and how that keeps it reliably on the road.

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