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Diesel Expert On Staff

Diesel Repairs and Service

Diesel Repair and Service Not all engines are the same and diesel is a whole 'nother beast. Your Diesel expert is also one of your "Guys" at American Tire and Service. Diesel engine repair and service for your truck or heavy duty machine. For both personal diesel fuel driven vehicles and heavy duty commercial vehicles, American Tire and Diesel has you covered. From the basics of diesel maintenance and service…

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…

Winter Service Check – Battery | Tire Air Pressure | Anti-Freeze

Winter Service Check - Tire Pressure, Battery, Anti-freeze

Cold temperatures have settled in at night, especially in the higher elevations. And when cold weather hits, three sure things can happen with your car or truck. Battery Failure Tire Pressure Warning Alerts Anti-freeze not adequate Get a FREE Winter Service Check at American Tire and Service when you schedule an appointment. [vc_images_carousel images="5322,5326,5327" img_size="full" slides_per_view="2" autoplay="yes" wrap="yes"]

Cold Weather Check, Check

Free battery check - auto service bernalillo

Cold Weather Check of Your Choice Cold weather affect different vehicles and their parts. We may not be getting ice or snow in the Rio Grande valley, but temperatures in Rio Rancho, Bernalillo and Corrales are cold enough to give you car trouble. A cold weather check can keep you from getting stranded. There are three common problems that result from freezing temperatures: Tire pressure condenses, so your tires may…

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…

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