THERE’S A GOOD REASON WE ASK TO CHECK YOUR FILTERS
Posted on September 20,19 by dearholtauto
Some folks are hiding a dirty secret under the hood. We always ask customers about their filters. For regular customers, we keep tabs on when things need to be changed. Filters vary depending on the length of time you have had the filter and your driving habits. We live in New Mexico, so immediately the filter’s number one function is called into use, KEEP DUST OUT.
Our filters catch all the grime, dirt and filth that our cars stir up under the hood. The engine filter protects the engine, the cabin filter cleans the air and protects you. In both filters, the amount of dirt involved in an old, unchanged filter can be shocking. We have seen dirt and debris in all shapes and sizes. Worst of all, an unchecked filter can become a nesting ground for rodents. Mice love to eat your wiring and set up camp in your filter box, perfect little mattress. The closer you live to the mountains, the more you know the story.
Everyone is familiar with the oil filter. This filter works hard to take impurities out of the oil to protect the parts from build ups. You need to change your oil and filter every 3,500-5,000 depending on your vehicle and the oil use. This month get an oil change and replace your engine and cabin filter and you get $20 back.
SUPPORTING THE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
and UNM Children’s Hospital
For a limited time, when you get a regularly priced oil change. You will receive a quality NAPA Filter, Up to 5 qts. of oil and an inspection. $6 will go to the UNM Children’s Hospital made possible by NAPA Parts and Dearholt AutoCare.
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Your oil change today can provide a hot nutritious meal tomorrow.
Posted on February 21,13 by truck2
The following Oil Change video is presented by Dearholt AutoCare:
The following Oil Change animation is presented by Dearholt AutoCare:
An oil change at your local Albuquerque NM auto shop: Sounds simple, but there’s some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge.
Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs.
That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.
Your owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. And if your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.
Also how you drive around Albuquerque NM can have a big effect. Most owner’s manuals will have a list of driving conditions that are harder on your vehicle. Things like stop and go driving in Albuquerque, short trips to Corrales, driving in very hot or very cold weather, heavy loads and towing. If some of your driving fits this, you may need to change your oil and do other maintenance on a shorter schedule.
This may sound complicated. Some vehicles in NM have an oil life calculator that takes all of these factors into account and tells you when you should change your oil. Otherwise, talk with your NM service advisor at Dearholt AutoCare about how you drive and get her recommendation for when to take care of your service.
Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician at Dearholt AutoCare will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service.
Oil Change and Lube
Full Brake Service
Cooling System Flush
Tire Sales & Service
Air Filter Replacement
Replacement Car Battery
Emission Repair Facility
Belt and Hose Replacement
Diesel Service and Repair
Smog & Emissions Repair
Suspension and Shock Repair
Fuel Injection Service
Air Conditioning Service
Computer Diagnostic Testing
State Emissions Inspection
Complete Diagnostic Services
Vehicle Preventative Maintenance