Don De Luca
Customer Review
Daniel and his staff are the best people, mechanics and all around good guys you'll find anywhere! I have been going to "By the Book" for over 13 years. We've never had a complaint with the work they perform. I've recommended to many friends and family the shop and they have been loyal customers also. I can't say enough about this place. Daniel makes you feel like a family member whenever we have any work done, and the thing is he is sincere about his caring for his customers. Can't say enough good things about "By the Book".
Ed Chacon
Customer Review
These are the only guys I'll trust with my truck! Friendly and reliable service. Every. Single. Time.
Lafe Cain Okc, Ok
Customer Review
We were visiting ABQ, when our DEF tank started acting up. We were leaving the next day. Called everywhere with no callback. Then we found Daniel with By The Book. He even texted with my wife on a Sunday! We took our truck in the next day after the code light went off by They tested Def and checked everything they could. Good honest people are hard to find, but this garage is BOTH! We made it back to Okc with no problems at all. I wish you were closer, as we would use you for all our truck issues. Thank you so much, Daniel!

The service was Awesome, will definitely go back.

-Ramon M. (5-star Google review)

The best in town very trustworthy

- Terri R. (5-star Google review)

5-Star Google Rating

- Patricia H.

Bert Kaslar
Customer Review
Just wanted say thanks for the great job you guys did on my Silverado Duramax water pump. Being from out of town and the way you squeezed us in was awesome. I would highly recommend you guys to everyone in or traveling through Albuquerque.

I limped into ABQ with my 6.0L Powerstroke diesel overheating and 179,000 on the odometer (N. TX is home). I'd had the head bolts and new gaskets done at 125,000, but the heads had not been replaced. Daniel recommended the heads be replaced this go round. He did oil pump, oil cooler, and water pump too.  They followed factory head torquing procedure meticulously, which is crucial. It was a costly job, but five months later and no signs of trouble.  Very pleased with thoroughness and candor of these guys. Highly recommend. - John H. (5 star review on Yelp)

ALWAYS excellent work! - Anna L. (5 star review on Google)

Great place! Daniel and his team know exactly what they are doing and go the extra mile, in a friendly relaxed way. Not only is service expert and fast, the price is fair. My dad recommended By the Book for my car repairs and now I'm passing this on. - Andrea P. (5 star review on Google)

I choose By the Book Diesel and Auto Repair to keep my small fleet of trucks well maintained. Great mechanics are hard to find. (My father owned a repair shop for 30 years in which I had the privlege to work in and learn how to keep customers for life). Those same core values of honesty, quality work & accurate time of completion are important to me and it is how Daniel Phillips and his crew of certified technicians runs his business. Mike D. (5 star review on Google)

As anyone anywhere can agree, finding honest, competent mechanics are hard to find. Daniel and his team at By The Book are people you can trust. You may not like the diagnosis that they give your vehicle but you will get an honest appraisal of what is wrong with your vehicle and an honest plan for what it will take to correct the problem. I would definitely recommend By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair for any work from simple oil changes to full engine replacement. They got my Silverado back running like a champ! Thank you Daniel and team! - Matt M. (5 star review on Google)

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)

Always friendly, always fair. I've trusted these guys for a while. - Ed F. (5 star review on Google)

Great service! Honest service! - Marcus W. (5 star reivew on Google)

Daniel spent probably over an hour between my two visits just talking about options and costs. He throughly explained what I was looking at in repairs and costs. Different options and what I might expect. I will definitely be going back for service I feel is over my head. Thanks. - John C. (5 star review on Google)

Daniel his brother and the entire crew are pros and quality mechanics. Got my 2500 Dodge diesel in tip top shape. I knew going in it was going to be spendy, but Daniel worked to keep below my budget. Highly recommended, and I am confident you will feel the same when the time comes. These folks ROCK! - Rudy R. (5 star review on Google)

5 star rating from Patricia H. for By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair on Google

So, we bought a used truck. We knew there were some modifications, but weren’t quite sure how modified it was until stuff started breaking. The dealer stopped the diagnostic when they found an engine tuner. So here we came. It took a while for the truck to reproduce the problem (of course). Once it did, we were kept aware of the progress, costs, etc. I know it ended up being a lot of work for them, and they had to call in some other experts, wipe and reinstall the computer programming etc. The truck runs great, and we felt that this place is a very honest, upfront company. I don’t feel like we were cheated in the slightest, and it’s obvious that they don’t cut corners. 100% recommend! - Victoria C. (5 star review on Google)

I have a 2001 F-350 with over 225K miles. I attribute the longevity and lack of troubles to the excellent mechanical and customer service. - Ed C. (recommended on Facebook)

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By The Book Diesel & Auto Repair

8400 Washington St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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location small (505) 344-7758
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Mon - Thu:   8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday:   8:00am - 5:00pm
Weekends:   CLOSED

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