Monthly Archives: November 2015

PROFESSIONAL FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean. Today’s production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume. Albuquerque drivers can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system, however, they can’t do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Jim’s Automotive in Albuquerque. They have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. The knowledgeable team at Jim’s Automotive can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system an ... read more

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HEY ALBUQUERQUE DRIVERS, WHAT IS THE MOST DISTRACTING FOOD?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Albuquerque?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving, but if you chose ‘coffee’, then give yourself an extra two points; coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in Albuquerque and around the country. Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents; over a million and a half each year! You’ll notice that all of the top ten distracting food items are messy. Messy foods are the type of food you might spill (very distracting!), then try to clean up (a safe-driving impossibility!). If you gotta eat on the run, take five-then drive. You’ll thank yourself later for two reasons, one being that you can actually relax for just a moment in our fast-paced world, and the other is that y ... read more

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NAPA WIPERS AND HEADLIGHTS BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

NAPA WIPERS AND HEADLIGHTS BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

Welcome to Jim’s Automotive. When you drive, almost all of the decisions you make are influenced by one thing: your ability to see clearly. So with inclement weather ahead, now’s the time to get to Jim’s Automotive for a great deal on windshield wipers and premium headlight capsules! Have one NAPA Wiper Blade or qualifying headlight installed and we’ll give you the second blade or capsule FREE! Before you head out for the holidays, head to Jim’s Automotive, your local NAPA AutoCare Center. FREE Wiper Blade and capsule offer good through December

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SUPER SLICK AT JIM’S AUTOMOTIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE: SYNTHETIC OIL

When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the automobile manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Albuquerque auto owners. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides essential advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for Albuquerque motorists, cooler operating temperatures, more engine power and increased MPG. Further, synthetic oil is more heat-resistant than con ... read more

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GET WHERE YOU’RE GOING WITH POWER STEERING SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Albuquerque. If you took an informal poll around Albuquerque you'd probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Albuquerque aren't aware that it needs periodic service. If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a car or truck without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you've ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it's a lot of work. Using a power saw is easy-peasy by comparison. Without power steering, your arms have to do all the work to steer the wheels, and that's hard, especially around downtown Albuquerque. That's why old cars had such big steering wheels; to get enough leverage to steer. Most vehicles in Albuquerque have a hydraulic power steering system. The serpentine belt from the engine powers a pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid. T ... read more

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