Does Regular Auto Maintenance Really Save Gas?

Better fuel economy with regular maintenence

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Rio Rancho drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming.…

Fuel Tip

Fuel tip - American Tire and Service Mechanic tips

Fuel Tip TOOL TIP - Actually, a fuel tip. When you fill up, do it in the morning when it is cooler. Cooler fuel is more condensed, so you end up getting a little extra when it's cooler.

Summer Wheel Shopping Guide

[playlist type="video" tracklist="false" ids="5098"] If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first. Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Rio Rancho drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then, after going to the work of mounting them, have found that the…

Extend your Battery Life

Extending battery life in Rio Rancho for your car battery near Corrlaes

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons: First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well. A number…

Check Engine Light in Corrales or Rio Rancho

[playlist type="video" ids="5129,5123"] Hello Rio Rancho . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Rio Rancho drivers? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that…