Archive | auto repair

Exhaust Service

Whenever they hear the term “exhaust service,” most Algodones people think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Dr J’s Auto Clinic is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced auto manufacturers to […]

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PCV Valve Replacement

Hello Albuquerque auto owners, let’s talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are […]

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Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Albuquerque auto owners have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners’ manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She’s been in the […]

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Why Perform a Trip Inspection

Albuquerque drivers love their cars. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now Albuquerque car owners can’t always avoid problems, but […]

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Power Steering Service

Most of us living in the Algodones area are too young to remember life before power steering – cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let’s look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the […]

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Fuel Injectors

The last new American car sold in Albuquerque with a carburetor rolled out of the NM dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Albuquerque and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the […]

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