Tires – Choosing the right ones for your vehicle

Fresh Tires Daily - Tire shop near me

Need New Tires? Every vehicle needs them, but not all of them are equal. Whether you are getting ready for a Summer road trip, or you are looking for great all season tire for year round performance, American Tire and Service can help you find the perfect tires for your application. We get ours fresh daily. When you buy your tires from American Tire and Service, we install the freshest…

Plans for the Summer?

SCHOOL'S OFFICIALLY OUT FOR SUMMER Here are some top activities for Rio Rancho and Albuquerque students who have a little extra time on their hands. 1) Baseball Play ball. Go to a neighborhood game. Go to an Isotopes game. 2) Athletic Camp Cleveland High athletic camps Rio Rancho High athletic camps 3) Take a Class or go to a Camp Rio Rancho Schools and UNM Continuing Ed offer a number…

Change Your Oil, Change A Life

Now at American Tire and Service, when you buy a regularly priced oil change, $6 will go the the Children’s Miracle Network, UNM Children’s Hospital. Thanks to a partnership with NAPA Filters and American Tire, we are providing our support to the UNM Foundation. Your routine maintenance can make a real difference. Learn more about the work of UNM Children’s Hospital. [gallery ids="4316,4314,4313,4311"]   Referral Rewards Program NAPA Service Assistant Wheel…

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?

Winter tire

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…

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…