Role of your Water Pump

NAPA Water Pump - learn more about what a water pump does

Why A Water Pump Fails Water pumps don't gradually wear out; a water pump fails. In other words, they're either working or they're not. A failed water pump has to be replaced. Water pumps can fail in two ways: they can spring a leak or their bearings fail. Leaks can come from a cracked pump but usually develop at the gasket where the pump attaches to the engine. Water pumps…

Do I need Winter Tires?

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Are Winter Tires right for Me? The first question you need to ask yourself is "Where will I be driving? What are the road Conditions?Are Winter Tires right for Me?" Tires for the Winter Drive - Maybe we haven't gotten the weather in the Albuquerque / Rio Rancho Rio Grande Valley, but the Sandias and mountain areas have had the cold and occasional snow. Modern winter tires work well for…

You may have seen a Google car driving on the streets of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo or Corrales, but was it a self-driving automobile. How do you feel about self driving automobiles driving by an automobile repair work shop near me? Rio Rancho homeowners may reconsider liking a vehicle that drives itself. And exactly what about repair work? These cars will not fix themselves.

Self Driving Car Concerns

 

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…

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…

Suspension System Maintenance and Repair in Rio Rancho, NM

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SUSPENSION Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump. To see your suspension system, you'll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle's frame is part of the suspension system.…

Beware of cheap tires

Searching for a tire shop near Corrales? Do you like to shop for shoes in Corrales? When buying a running shoe, is quality important? Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous? Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price? Is the warranty important when buying from a tire shop near Corrales, NM? Corrales drivers…

Wheel Alignment Service

Auto Repair Service Bernalillo, NM

Wheel Alignment: When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Rio Rancho can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment. Driving for an extended time around Rio Rancho when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous…