Happy Holidays from Dearholt AutoCare

December Manager’s Minute

Can you believe it’s December already? And, Brrrrrrr. It’s off to a chilly start. Remember to allow yourself some extra time to warm up your vehicle and make sure everything starts. It’s also a good idea to stay with your vehicle unless you have remote start and lock. APD says to be diligent, very often a morning car theft is the result of opportunity.
Three other items to be aware of in the cold are 1) Tire pressure – a low tire can be un-drivable after a cold drop. 2) Coolant system / Heater check 3) Battery Check – if you are noticing a lull in turn-over during ignition, you should have your battery checked. It may just need more charge. Short trips barely give the alternator time to recoup the power. And cold starts can leave you without enough amps to get going.
Stay tuned for our holiday hours and if you are planning on traveling this Christmas. Schedule your trip check early so that we can get you on the schedule.

Happy Holidays from our Family to Yours,

PS – If you missed our VIP AutoCare Sale, you can still get a discounted rate that is $40 off the regular price and includes 4 standard Oil Changes ($150 value by itself).

AutoCare Club Membership

AutoCare Club Membership

AutoCare Club Annual Sale


Whether you are wanting to save money with auto repair coupons or you are just trying to keep on top of the best maintenance and auto repair services to keep you car or truck running at optimal, the Dearholt Car Care Club, helps you save money and keeps your vehicle on track year round. When you buy into the Club for 1 year, you get a punch card for all of these great auto repair coupons and maintenance services.

Do You Need Wiper Blades?

Eerrkkk. Whoooommmp. Tk-tk-tk-tk-tk. Wipers have ways of letting you know it’s time for replacement. And right now at your local NAPA AutoCare Center, you’ll get a $10 prepaid Visa card for every pair of NAPA PROFORMER, NAPA ExactFit, Trico or Rain-X wiper blades you buy. So visityour neighborhood NAPA AutoCare Center, and say goodbye to tk-tk-tk-tk and hello to savings. Offer ends December 31st. 

ASE Certified Technician

NOW HIRING ASE Certified Automotive Technician

We are an expanding full-service NAPA AutoCare Center in need of a full time ASE Certified Automotive Technician. Dearholt AutoCare has been in business here in Albuquerque for 34 years and is a high-quality shop with long term great customers.
● Must be available 5 days/40 hours week
● We provide paid vacations, and paid time off.
● Must be able to diagnose and repair most brands of automobile and light trucks
● Clean well run shop.
● Immediate positions available

● Busy shop

Dearholt Auto Care LLC
6401 Signal NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone:  505-857-0868
coolant flush

Coolant Flush Basics

Coolant Flush

You need to have your engine cooling system flushed occasionally to protect, de-scale and replace your coolant/anti-freeze. This is vital to maintaining quality engine cooling levels and protecting your vehicle from summer heat and winter cold. Over time and extreme temperature, your coolant begins to break down. It begins to leave deposits. If not maintained, the deposits can clog and restrict flow, may plug the radiator or heater core. An overheating event can destroy your engine, crack your head or block. These are expensive repairs that could be avoided with a simple preventative flush service.

  • Coolant is extracted.
  • Then your system is flushed with our proprietary solution to remove dirt, rust and build up.
  • Your system gets flushed of all the impurities and build up and fluids.
  • We replace with high quality coolant.


October Manager's Minute

October Manager’s Minute

Balloons in the morning with a slight chill? It must be October already! That means there are auto care items that need to be attended to. Cool weather effects a couple of your vehicle’s critical systems:

  1.  Car Battery – The truth behind car batteries is, that our hot summer months are the culprit in battery damage. Extended heat exposure diminishes battery life. Cooler temperatures can then be the last straw for your tired battery and there isn’t enough charge left to start your car. Get your battery tested during your regular service routine to avoid surprises. If your battery is 4-5 years old, you should consider replacing it, depending on your use.
  2. Tire pressure – For every 10 degrees of outside temperature change, your tire pressure changes. As the weather changes, check and balance your tire pressure.
  3. Coolant – Make sure to have your coolant tested as we prepare for winter months. Fall is the perfect time to get a radiator flush and fill. This way your radiator is clean and your anti-freeze strong going into the winter months.

Spin & Win with our “October Wheel of Treats”. Visit our website to spin the wheel and save.

Thank you for your business,
Jim and the Dearholt AutoCare Team

3 NAPA Filters $25 back

Take Care of Your Car and Save

A car that runs clean is one that saves green. And you can save some cash from the start at Dearholt AutoCare,  your local NAPA AutoCare Center,  with a $25 prepaid Visa card when you buy a qualifying NAPA oil, air and engine air filter. Or get a $20 prepaid Visa card when you buy a qualifying NAPA oil and engine air filter. You’ll take care of your car, and we’ll take care of you.

Engine air filters help to keep your engine running clean by trapping dirt, dust and other airborne contaminants before they can enter the engine. A dirty engine air filter can restrict airflow and cause your engine to run less efficiently. So whether you’re due for a routine maintenance check or you are experiencing engine performance issues, be sure to visit Dearholt AutoCare and save on your maintenance. Hurry, offer ends October 31st.

3 NAPA Filters $25 back

Manager's Minute

Aug. Mgrs. Minute

Back to School Already? Can you believe it’s August already? No sooner do you get back from vacation, and suddenly school is starting again. That means for some of you that the family commuter needs to be serviced. Oil Change, brake inspection, battery test. Or maybe this August, you are packing up your college-bound student and getting them ready to move. This is a good time to do a full run down on their vehicle and make sure they are ready for their next big step.

Everyday is customer appreciation day at Dearholt AutoCare. We truly appreciate you choosing us. The Dearholt Commitment to you is that you “Drive Home Happy”. We want to be your life-long provider of vehicle maintenance and repair. If you experience any concerns, please call me and we will address them immediately. Thank you for your business.


Brakes: Important Safety Equipment


When it comes to vehicle safety, your brake system is at the top of the list. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car & eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year. A thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses & brake lines, brake & dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems.

If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, you should inspect your brakes. Other warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel & squealing.
Several factors that affect brake wear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type & the quality of the brake lining material. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair, such as letting the brakes get to the “metal-to metal” point, which can be potentially dangerous & lead to a more costly repair bill.

“A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation & control under a variety of driving conditions,” said Rich White, Executive Director of the non-profit Car Care Council. “Motorists can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs & symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair.” The Car Care Council offers tools to help you learn more about auto care & brake repair.

$40 Coupon NAPA Brakes

Spring Brakes Special

Spring is a great time to get your brakes inspected. After a long winter of driving through snow, slush, and other road debris, your brakes can start to show signs of wear and tear. Additionally, the spring dust that starts to fill the air in the warmer months can also be a culprit for corrosion and damage to your brakes. At Dearholt AutoCare, we have years of experience in brake repair and maintenance, and we know exactly what it takes to keep your brakes in great shape.


To help keep you safe this spring, we are offering our customers $40 back when they choose from a selection of NAPA brakes. Whether you need new pads or rotors, trust us to get you back on the road safely with brakes that are guaranteed to last for miles and miles. So why wait? Schedule an appointment today and let us help you save on brake repair this season!