Vehicle Maintenance - American Auto Clinic | Albuquerque, NM

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

mechanic repairing brakes on a vehicle

Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

ECU problems and reprogramming

diagnostics

If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, Porsche, etc., you’re probably no stranger to state of the art electronics, sensors, and control systems. At American Auto Clinic, our technicians have the right knowledge, ability, and equipment necessary to keep your car or SUV in top-notch condition.

Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

heater in car

The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at American Auto Clinic in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

Looks Like A Problem? YES!

Lady with car hood up - steam rising

Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

Make your tires go the distance and follow these tips

Tire being balanced in auto shop

Once your new tires are mounted and balanced, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. To get the most out of your tires, inspect them regularly and keep up with maintenance - the difference between a tire that lasts 100k miles, and one that lasts 10k, mostly comes down to how well it’s been taken care of.

New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

Transmission

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM is here to help.

There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

New Truck or New Engine - Exploring Your Diesel Options

Diesel Truck

You have determined your Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engine needs to be replaced. You might be on the fence about whether you should replace the engine in your diesel, or just get a new truck. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we’re here to help.

Potholes Can Cause Holes in Your Vehicle!

flat tire on road

Don’t you hate it when potholes sneak up on you? There is a lot of money being spent on vehicle damage due to potholes. Do you know what parts of your car could receive the most damage.

Protect Your Car from Interior Leaks and Drips

interior of car

Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

Replacement Engine Maintenance to Keep Your Engine Running

Engine Maintenance

Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.

Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

Oil gunked up on an engine.

We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Albuquerque car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

Time to Re-Tire? Explore All The Options

Pile of tires

There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that’ll suit your needs.

Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

Transmission

At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

What To Do When Your Exhaust System is Exhausted

exhaust coming from a muffler of a truck on the road

Whether you drive a Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke diesel pickup, you have an exhaust system that is prone to failure. When you have a leak that needs attention, American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM can help.

Your Guide to Tires - When to Replace and What to Replace Them With

Tires

Your tires are obviously important. However, it’s often underappreciated how much of a difference they make in the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV, and what they can tell you about the condition of your vehicle. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we like to keep you well informed on what your vehicle is telling you, and how to keep it in good shape. Your tires have a lot to do with that.

  • Jasper
  • Arca Foundation
  • ASE
  • BF Goodrich
  • BG Products
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • Cooper Tires
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Fleet Services
  • Goodyear
  • Hunter
  • Michelin
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Tires
  • Towing
  • Uniroyal

American Auto Clinic

2825 Candelaria, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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