mechanic placing a car battery into a vehicle

Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

lifted truck with large wheels

Nothing is more important to the aesthetic of your Chevrolet, Ford, or Dodge diesel truck than the wheels you choose to install. The right set of wheels is necessary to achieve the look, feel, and stance you’re looking for. They can take a good-looking truck and turn it into a real head-turner. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, diesel pickups are what we do. Our technicians can help you source wheels, order them, and ensure they have the perfect fit, achieving that perfect look you’re going for.

separated ball joint that needs to be replaced

We know you’re busy. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, 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.

car braking

Judging by the number of near-rear-endings we witness on our morning commutes, the typical attitude toward brake maintenance appears to be, “Brakes: Don’t let them stop you!” This puzzles us because monitoring your braking system’s health is one of the most straightforward aspects of car ownership. You do have to know what to look for, though, or rather, what to listen and feel for. So let us, uh, break it down for you. Here are the top three signs that your brakes need fixing.

bumper on a white car with lights on

Your bumper covers are always in danger. Between other drivers, obstacles in the road, flash floods, or any other hazard you may encounter, at some point it’s likely your bumper covers will accrue some damage. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we can fix that.

shocks

Ride quality is an essential part of your driving experience. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, we strive to keep your car, truck, or SUV as smooth and comfortable to drive as the day it came off the lot. Your shock absorbers play a huge role in ride quality; here’s what you should know.

Person driving with hands on the steering wheel

Good steering is an underrated, and often neglected aspect of driving. At By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque, NM, we believe in making sure you have the best vehicle possible, whether you’re driving across town or traveling long distance.

catalytic converter

Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair in Albuquerque want to avoid at all costs! We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

  • Jasper
  • Acdelco
  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Carquest
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • iATN
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Partsplus
  • Tires
  • Towing

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Albuquerque, NM 87107
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