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Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

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Your gas mileage mostly depends on what kind of car you drive; engine displacement and vehicle weight are the largest determining factors on gas mileage, and there’s not much you can do to change either of those. That doesn’t mean attempting to improve your fuel economy is a completely hopeless endeavor, however. With these tips from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, you might be surprised how much your fuel mileage can be improved.

alignment being done on a vehicle

At American Auto Clinic we know how important tire maintenance is. Like the shoes on our feet, the tires and wheels on our cars protect us from direct contact with the ground. And like those shoes, we wear day in and day out, tires and wheels can rub, wear unevenly, and eventually fail to do their jobs.

transmission

Transmission slippage can be caused by a variety of factors which are sometimes difficult to pin down. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here’s a rundown of the more common issues that may cause a transmission to slip.

Your vehicle'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, which is where a car battery comes into play. The battery holds electrical energy while a 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 perform proper maintenance, however, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

pressure gauges under the hood of a car

Vacuum pressure plays a critical role in keeping your engine running smooth, and performing it’s best. From American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, here’s some info on vacuum pressure, why you need it, and how to tell if you’ve got a vacuum leak.

seat belt being put on in a car

No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, the word “safety” probably conjures a few words and images in your mind; airbags, seat belts, safety ratings. But what actually makes a vehicle safe? Here are some of the biggest factors in determining vehicle safety, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

performance vehicle with headlight on

Modern cars are marvels of technological ability. If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you especially understand how advanced cars and SUVs have become. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we provide what run of the mill service centers can’t; a deep understanding of luxury and performance vehicles, and the equipment necessary to care for them.

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