turbocharger on car

Every year, more and more trucks come equipped with turbochargers. What was once a novelty or a performance option has become increasingly common as stock equipment. What are they for, and how do they work? American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM is here to help.

starter motor of a car

When a vehicle has trouble starting, many people initially blame the starter. What is the starter, and how do you know if yours has called it quits? At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, we want to keep you informed and telling you what to look for will prevent further damage when issues arise. The starter is essentially just an electric motor; a gear at the end of that electric motor engages the flywheel, which turns the engine over, allowing it to start. How do you know if yours is failing?

alignment

Alignment is the position of your wheels in relation to your vehicle and how they interact with the road. When your vehicle is properly aligned, your wheels will point in the same direction as the vehicle. To maintain proper control of your car, you must keep your wheels in proper alignment. Otherwise, steering will become difficult, your tires will wear unevenly and your fuel economy will decrease. 

mechanic working on car in garage

Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a transmission is working the way it should or not. Is it supposed to make that noise? Is that problem a symptom of the transmission or something else? Fortunately, American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM has the answers.

mechanic repairing diesel engine

Is your engine knocking or ticking? Here’s some information on engine noises, what they mean, and what to do about it, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

Whenever your engine starts making a noise it shouldn’t be making, it’s always a cause for concern. If you’re hearing a rhythmic ticking or knocking sound, definitely have it checked into immediately. Here are some causes of engine ticks and knocks, and what to do about them.

multiple tires in stock

Keeping our customers safe and on the road is our goal at American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM. When something goes wrong with your engine or your vehicle’s electrical system, your car will usually let you know immediately. However, when the rubber meets the road, you need to know that your tires are in great shape as well.

engine

Once you’ve got your fleet vehicle or commercial truck back on the road, it’s important to take the proper steps to keep it that way. At American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM we have you covered. Sometimes engines just wear out - but there’s a good chance your last engine took a turn for the worst as a result of maintenance issues that went unnoticed or weren’t taken care of in time. 

oil cooler on a vehicle

If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM.

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