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Right or Left? American Tire and Service Power Steering Service

Power steering issues - power steering maintenance

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some Rio Rancho folks who had difficulty driving because…

Synthetic Oil Change Vs. Standard Oil Change

Synthetic Oil Change or Traditional Oil Change? That is the question. Or really, "Why does a synthetic oil change cost twice as much as a traditional oil change?" To answer that we have to look at the manufacturing process and the performance of the two products. A standard oil change in normal New Mexico driving conditions, typically lasts 3 months or 3000 miles. However, the higher performance lasts longer with…

Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years Rio Rancho area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions. But a lot of Rio Rancho drivers want to hang onto their old clunkers. They're dependable and they're paid…

Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

Timing belt replacement - timing belt services

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Rio Rancho drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure. Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at American Tire and Service to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing…

Buy One NAPA Wiper Blade, Get One FREE

See Clearly with a FREE Wiper Blade It’s clear that ensuring your visibility on the road not only secures the safety of those traveling with you, but your safety as well. Be sure that wherever you go this holiday season, or whatever weather you face, your path will be clear along the way. This November and December, get one NAPA Wiper blade installed and we’ll give you the second blade…

Automotive American Tire and Service Technician Training

Tire, new tires, automobile repair shop - American Tire employs ASE Certified Technician training

Rio Rancho consumers are demanding ASE Certified Automotive Technicians. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other. Today's vehicles have made significant improvements in reliability and performance over the last few decades. They also deliver…

Get a Brake Inspection

Brake Inspections - spongy brakes - hard brake pedal - squeaking brakes - grinding brakes

Brake Inspection When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Rio Rancho drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. When searching auto repair shops near me, we service Rio Rancho, Corrales, Bernalillo, Albuquerque westside auto repair customers…

Putting the Brakes on Childhood Illness

Brakes - New Brakes - Brake job near Rio Rancho - NAPA Brakes helps UNM Children's Hospital

Putting The Brakes On Childhood Illness We'll Donate $9 to the UNM Children's Hospital when you install NAPA Brakes. Getting new brakes will help children who are facing life threatening illnesses.  UNM Children’s Hospital is Albuquerque's Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The Children’s Miracle Network is a life line to local hospitals. UNMCH services the greater New Mexico region and provides life saving medical treatments to children who might not otherwise receive care. It is…

Sports Fans Brake Deal

Get NAPA Brakes, save on team sports apparel

Whether you’re traveling to a local scrimmage or the big game, now’s the perfect time to get your brakes checked so you don’t miss out on the action. Now through October 31st, you can save up to $50 on your favorite sports team apparel and merchandise from Fanatics.com with any qualifying purchase of NAPA Brakes, during the Get in the Game promotion. No matter where you’re celebrating or what you…

Coolant System Flushing

Get your coolant service at American Tire and Service

Coolant System Flushing Rio Rancho and Corrales residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of NM temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive... And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel…