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AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE AT JIM’S AUTOMOTIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE

AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE AT JIM’S AUTOMOTIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE

Warm weather or cold, Albuquerque drivers still need to think about their sedan’s air conditioning. Most Albuquerque people don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Jim’s Automotive, we can advise you on your ‘s preventive maintenance schedules for air conditiong service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the sedan’s air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can’t cool the air as well. We see that a lot at Jim’s Automotive in Albuquerque. The refrigerant also contains an essential oil that lubricates air conditioning components, and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and all Albuquerque car owners know that air condition ... read more

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MAINTAINING YOUR OLDER CAR IN ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Albuquerque New Mexico: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Albuquerque New Mexico motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car. Because new cars are more expensive, people in the Bernalillo area are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on the road in Bernalillo have more than 75,000 miles. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today’s cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on goin’. Give Jim’s Automotive a call to schedule your next maintenance.
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FUEL SAVING TIP: AUTO MYTHS AROUND ALBUQUERQUE

With high fuel prices in Albuquerque New Mexico comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on AutoNetTV, is really great. Some is myth. And some is just designed to prey on Albuquerque New Mexico people desperate to save some money on gas. When you get one of those e-mails that’s going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through. Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics? Do some research on the internet or ask your Albuquerque New Mexico service advisor at Jim’s Automotive. There aren’t any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank and the government hasn’t suppressed a device you can clamp on your fuel line to make your car run on air. Not even in Albuquerque! So next time you get one of those e-mails, check it out with an automotive professional. You’ll get more bang for your buck with an ... read more

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A NEW BATTERY IN ALBUQUERQUE

Hello Albuquerque drivers, let’s talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Albuquerque, here’s some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where you live. In general, higher-cylinder engines require more cold cranking amps than lower-cylinder engines. In other words, an eight-cylinder engine needs more cold cranking amps than a six-cylinder one. Also, diesel engines require more cold cranking amps than gasoline engines. The Bernalillo weather also determines the number of cold cranking amps you need. The colder the sedan engine, the more power ... read more

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WHY PEOPLE IN ALBUQUERQUE HESITATE TO GET THEIR VEHICLE SERVICED

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Albuquerque New Mexico roads have one or more service or repair that’s needed, but hasn’t been taken care of. Now that’s a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. Some of the neglected items are minor. Others are serious safety concerns. There are several reasons why we hesitate to take care of recommended services; especially services that our Albuquerque New Mexico automotive advisor recommends when we’re in for something else, like an oil change. The first issue boils down to comfort with car care. We don’t always feel we know enough to make good decisions. Some of that can be attributed to the fact that vehicles are so reliable these days. They almost become an appliance. Of course you love your sedan, but if you don’t have to worry about it breaking down all the time, you’re not for ... read more

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ALL ABOUT YOUR TPMS IN ALBUQUERQUE

Albuquerque auto owners know that under-inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure for New Mexico auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires. It’s hard for many Albuquerque motorists to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your tire is considered significantly under-inflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds. Uncle Sam to the rescue! A recent federal law required vehicle manufacturers to include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System – or TPMS system – in all vehicles. The system is a dashboard mounted warning light that goes off if one or more of the tires falls 25 % below the vehicle manufacturer’s pressure recommendations. The law covers all passenger cars, SUVs, mini vans and pi ... read more

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SAVING LIVES IN ALBUQUERQUE WITH TIRE PRESSURE

Jim’s Automotive of Albuquerque wants to remind you that checking tire pressure is an easy way to improve your safety. All new passenger vehicles on our Albuquerque New Mexico roads now have tire pressure monitoring systemsTPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week – or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is twenty percent below the factory recommendation. So if the recommended pressure is thirty five pounds per square inch, the TPMS warning won’t come on until the pressure is at twenty eight pounds. That’s significantly under-inflated. Enough to raise safety concerns. The worst is tire failure. A severely under ... read more

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WIPER BLADES AND HEADLIGHTS – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

WIPER BLADES AND HEADLIGHTS – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

This fall when you upgrade to a premium NAPA Wiper Blade or Headlight canister at Jim’s Automotive, you can Buy One Get One Free

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CONSIDERING AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE IN BERNALILLO?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Albuquerque and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the New Mexico market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Bernalillo area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Albuquerque drivers should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Bernalillo dealership. Bernalillo car owners should carefully research the car care before buying an alternative vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs and MPG as well: these vehicles may help save our environment here in Albuquerque, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You’ll need to decide what you can afford, and what will work for you ... read more

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TIRE REPLACEMENT: WHAT ISLETA DRIVERS NEED TO KNOW

TIRE REPLACEMENT: WHAT ISLETA DRIVERS NEED TO KNOW

Looking at getting some new tires? The choices at Isleta tire stores can be a little overwhelming. Suppose you have an SUV and are trying to decide between all season tires or some that are also rated for off-highway. Do you get off the payment on the outskirts of Isleta more than most? If so, some additional off-road traction would be nice. Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there’s nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you’ve got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there. Let’s suppose you zip around Isleta in a sporty car. You may like to run a high-performance summer tire when the weather’s good. When New Mexico weather turns cold, you can put on high-performance winter tires. For the kind of driving you like to do, you want full-on performance tires. All-season tires are nat ... read more

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