Brakes

  • Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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    Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

  • Are Your Brakes Too Loud?

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    Your Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup is a big truck. All that weight takes some strong stopping power and takes its toll on your brake pads - especially if you ever pull a trailer or carry heavy loads. Whenever you need a brake job, American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM has your back.

  • Brakes - how do they work?

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, we know that in order to keep your car in good shape, it helps to know how it works. Here’s a quick rundown of a system that’s very important, but you take for granted until there’s a problem; your brakes.

  • Brakes - how do they work?

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, we know that in order to keep your car in good shape, it helps to know how it works. Here’s a quick rundown of a system that’s very important, but you take for granted until there’s a problem; your brakes.  While there is a multitude of configurations and levels of complexity in automotive brake systems, they all essentially work the same way. Disregarding anti-lock brake systems and the like, this is how braking works in its simplest form.

  • Brakes - Putting a Stop to Your Diesel

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we know your Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge pickup was designed for optimal power, torque, and towing and hauling ability, no matter what the job is. We also know that while getting up to speed in a timely fashion is important, your diesel pickup’s ability to stop is equally essential.

  • Brakes - Putting a Stop to Your Diesel

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we know your Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge pickup was designed for optimal power, torque, and towing and hauling ability, no matter what the job is. We also know that while getting up to speed in a timely fashion is important, your diesel pickup’s ability to stop is equally essential.

  • Brakes for Your Fleet

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, our expert mechanics are here to work for you. On large commercial trucks, there’s one component that works harder than almost all the rest; your brakes. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability necessary to have your truck stopping like the day it rolled off the lot, no matter what the problem is.

  • Don't Neglect These Signs, You May Need New Brakes

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    Your brakes have a lot to do with how your car drives. Brakes are a frequently neglected item on a lot of people’s checklist, and many drivers on the road have subpar brakes and don’t even know it. A car that brakes well and brakes correctly are just as important as acceleration, handling, or any other aspect of a vehicle’s drivability. A car with brake issues has the potential to be a far more enjoyable ride when fixed.

  • Don't Neglect Your Brakes

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Don't Neglect Your Truck's Brakes!

    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the truck still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Don't Neglect Your Truck's Brakes!

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the truck still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Fleet Vehicles and The ABS Light

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    If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you’re likely no stranger to dashboard warning lights. Increasingly, a common source of headache for many operators is the ABS, or Anti-lock Braking System light. Here’s what you need to know from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

  • How to Maintain Your Air Brakes

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    For obvious reasons, air brakes are an essential part of your rig. They also add a level of complication to the braking system that a conventional vehicle doesn’t have. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, our mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your air brakes in top shape.

  • How to Maintain Your Air Brakes

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    For obvious reasons, air brakes are an essential part of your rig. They also add a level of complication to the braking system that a conventional vehicle doesn’t have. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, our mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your air brakes in top shape.

  • Identifying driveway spots: how to determine what is leaking under your car

    If you drive a vehicle with more than a few miles on it, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed an occasional drip underneath it that leaves spots wherever you park. Identifying what is leaking from your car will help you determine whether or not it’s a cause for concern, and what to do about it.

    There are seven liquids a car can possibly drip: oil, gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, water, and coolant. How do you tell the difference? This article aims to help your know-how.

  • Neglecting Your Brakes Is A Problem

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Pumping Brakes are a Thing of the Past

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.

  • Pumping Brakes No Longer Necessary

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    At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.  First, it should be noted that the ABS light is supposed to illuminate for a few seconds after you turn the key, as part of a system test. If the light stays illuminated or comes on again randomly, there’s an issue somewhere that must be addressed.

  • Scraping Or Grinding Sound When You Hit The Brakes? Get It Fixed!

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    One of the more annoying issues a car, truck, or SUV will develop is a grinding or scraping sound when you hit the brakes. What is it, and how do you make it stop? At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM we have the answer.

  • Scraping Or Grinding Sound?

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    One of the more annoying issues a car, truck, or SUV will develop is a grinding or scraping sound when you hit the brakes. What is it, and how do you make it stop? At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM we have the answer.

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