Dearholt Tax Relief

Tax Relief Check: Boost Your Tax Rebate at Dearholt AutoCare

Save on Your Auto Repair

Inflation is a reality we all have to grapple with, and it’s that time of year again – tax season. At Dearholt AutoCare, we understand the financial pressures you may be under and we want to help lighten the load.

Give Your Vehicle the Care it Deserves This Winter

Winter can be tough on your vehicle. Cold temperatures, icy roads, and snow can all take a toll on your car’s health. But neglecting your vehicle’s maintenance can lead to more expensive problems down the line. That’s why we’re offering a special deal to help you take care of your vehicle without breaking the bank.

Your Tax Rebate Booster

This tax season, we’re giving you a tax rebate booster. Present the coupon printed or on your phone, and get $38.24 off your service or repair. It’s our way of saying thank you for choosing Dearholt AutoCare.

Services You Can Use Your Coupon On

Use your coupon on any of our services, including an oil change, fluid flush, brake service, diagnostics, or alignment. Our team of experts is ready to give your car the care it deserves.


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Dearholt AutoCare Sweetheart Deal

Show Your Car Some Love This February

As the owner of Dearholt AutoCare, I can’t stress enough the importance of regular car maintenance. That’s why we’ve created our Sweetheart Deal to remind you to show your car some love this February.

Regular oil changes are not just a recommendation; they’re a necessity for your vehicle’s health. They help reduce engine wear and tear, improve fuel efficiency, and keep your car running smoothly.

But it’s also important to pay attention to your car battery. Signs like difficulty in starting your car or dim lights when the engine is off could indicate a failing battery. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Regular checks can ensure that your battery is in good shape and replace it if necessary.

Lastly, keeping your fluids at the right levels is another way to prevent unnecessary damage. These fluids lubricate, cool, and clean components, and neglecting them could lead to costly repairs down the line.

Our Sweetheart Deal is designed to ensure your car gets the comprehensive service it needs. So why wait? Show your car some love this February and book an appointment today!

Battery Rebate

Manager’s Minute – Batteries and Anti-freeze

New Years Resolution: Take better care of my vehicle!

As we enjoy the fresh start of a new year, it’s a great time to prioritize the care of your vehicle, especially during the winter months when it faces unique challenges. In this edition, we will be discussing two top priorities for AutoCare during winter: Car Batteries and Anti-Freeze.

Car Battery Life and Health

The combination of extreme summer heat and winter cold can take a toll on your car battery. After three years of use, it is essential to regularly check your battery’s health every six months and consider replacing it if necessary. A weakened or dying battery can leave you stranded in the cold, which is something we all want to avoid.

To help you with this, we have partnered with NAPA to offer an exclusive deal. When you have a NAPA Legend battery installed in your vehicle, you can get $20 back. And if you opt for the NAPA AAA® Car Battery, you’ll receive $25 back. This is our way of ensuring that your vehicle starts reliably and keeps you on the move even in the harshest of winter conditions.

Benefits of an Anti-Freeze Flush and Fill

Another crucial aspect of winter car care is protecting your vehicle from freezing up. Our anti-freeze flush service is designed to do just that. By performing a thorough fluid flush and fill, we ensure that your radiator remains clean and packed with the necessary protection to prevent freezing.

During winter, the coolant in your vehicle plays a vital role in regulating engine temperature and preventing damage from extreme cold. Over time, coolant can become contaminated or lose its effectiveness. Our anti-freeze flush service removes any old or degraded coolant and replaces it with fresh, high-quality anti-freeze. This service provides peace of mind knowing that your vehicle’s cooling system is ready to handle the winter weather.

Regular Maintenance for a Longer Vehicle Life

In addition to these winter priorities, we want to stress the importance of regular maintenance throughout the year. By staying on top of routine service and addressing any issues promptly, you can extend the life of your vehicle and minimize unexpected breakdowns. Our team at Dearholt AutoCare is committed to keeping you on the road safely and affordably.

Stay tuned for more tips and offers in our future Manager’s Minute editions. We are excited to continue serving you and helping you take better care of your vehicle. Drive safe!

NOW HIRING Automotive Technicians

NOW HIRING ASE Certified Automotive Technician We are an expanding full-service NAPA AutoCare Center in need of a full-time A & B Technician. $5000 signing bonus after probation period!  Please apply via our website. All inquiries are confidential.
● 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
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Keep Your Car Running Cool with Dearholt AutoCare’s Radiator Maintenance Services

As car owners, we often focus on the engine, brakes, and tires, but one crucial component that keeps your vehicle running smoothly is the radiator. The radiator plays an essential role in maintaining the temperature of your engine, and a well-maintained radiator can save you from costly repairs down the line. At Dearholt AutoCare in Albuquerque, NM, we offer top-notch coolant flush services to keep your car’s cooling system in perfect condition.

The Importance of Radiator Maintenance

Your vehicle’s radiator ensures that your engine doesn’t overheat by dissipating heat generated during operation. Over time, solid deposits can accumulate in your radiator, leading to clogged pipes and lines within the cooling system. A quick radiator flush at Dearholt AutoCare can remove these deposits, allowing your cooling system to function efficiently.

Seasonal Antifreeze Change

Antifreeze is another vital component of your cooling system. It prevents the coolant from freezing in cold weather and helps maintain the optimal temperature for your engine. Regularly changing your antifreeze is essential, especially as seasons change. Our experienced auto technicians at Dearholt AutoCare can help you change your antifreeze, ensuring your vehicle stays protected against freezing temperatures.

Comprehensive Cooling System Diagnostics and Repairs

If you suspect that your cooling system has issues beyond a simple flush or antifreeze replacement, our team of automotive experts can diagnose the problem. We can perform a pressure test to determine if your radiator’s pressure is correct. If the pressure test reveals any issues, we will inspect your cooling system’s caps, hoses, and connections to identify any components that need to be replaced or repaired. At Dearholt AutoCare, we provide fair and honest quotes on parts and labor, so you know exactly what to expect.

Trust Dearholt AutoCare for Your Cooling System Needs

Whether you need a simple pressure test, a coolant flush, or a full radiator replacement, Dearholt AutoCare is your go-to destination for reliable cooling system services. Our team of experienced technicians is committed to keeping your car running cool and efficiently, so you can enjoy peace of mind on the road. Visit us today at our Albuquerque, NM location, and let us help you maintain your vehicle’s cooling system.


The Brake Breakdown

The Brake Breakdown – Your Guide to Brake Inspection and Maintenance

When it comes to your vehicle’s health, few things are as crucial as maintaining a reliable and efficient braking system. In this post, we’ll break down the importance of regular brake inspections, the components involved, warning signs of brake problems, and how these issues can be repaired. Let’s dive into “The Brake Breakdown”!

The Importance of Regular Brake Inspections Your brakes are one of the most critical safety features of your car. Regular brake inspections not only ensure the safety of you and your passengers but also help prevent costly repairs down the road. Experts recommend having your brakes checked at least once a year or following your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

Components Examined During a Brake Inspection During a brake inspection, a technician will examine several key components of your vehicle’s brake system, including:

  1. Brake Pads: These help create friction to slow down or stop your car. Over time, they wear down and need replacement.
  2. Calipers: These hold the brake pads against the rotors to create friction. They can become damaged or corroded over time.
  3. Rotors: These metal discs work with the brake pads to slow down your vehicle. Warped or unevenly worn rotors can cause reduced braking performance.
  4. Brake Lines: These transfer brake fluid from the master cylinder to the calipers. Damaged or leaking lines can lead to a loss of brake pressure.

Warning Signs of Brake Problems Here are some common warning signs that indicate a potential issue with your brakes:

  1. Screeching or Squealing: This noise typically occurs when your brake pads have worn down and need replacement.
  2. Grinding: A grinding sound may indicate worn-down brake pads or a damaged rotor.
  3. Vibrations: If your brake pedal vibrates while braking, it could be due to a warped rotor or worn brake pads.
  4. Reduced Brake Performance: If your car takes longer to stop than usual, it’s a clear sign that your brakes need attention.

Brake Component Wear and Repair Different brake components may experience wear and tear over time. Here’s how they’re commonly repaired:

  1. Brake Pads: Worn-out brake pads are replaced with new ones to restore braking performance.
  2. Calipers: If damaged or corroded, calipers may be rebuilt or replaced.
  3. Rotors: Warped or unevenly worn rotors can be resurfaced or replaced, depending on the severity of the issue.
  4. Brake Lines: Damaged or leaking brake lines should be replaced immediately to prevent loss of brake pressure.

Regular brake inspections are essential for your vehicle’s overall health and safety. By understanding the components involved, warning signs of brake problems, and repair methods, you can ensure a safe driving experience for yourself and your passengers. Trust Dearholt AutoCare for all your brake inspection and maintenance needs!

$50 Back On NAPA Brake Installation

Don't steal my cat (catalytic converter)

Why do they want my Cat?

Cat is short for Catalytic Converter

Not your Kitty Cat, your catalytic converterWith car theft on the rise, catalytic converter theft has become a major problem in Albuquerque. Catalytic converters are an essential part of a car’s exhaust system that helps reduce harmful emissions and improve fuel efficiency. However, thieves have been targeting them as an easy way to make money.

While it is still unclear what motivates these thefts, many experts believe it is because of the precious metals inside. The fact that thefts of catalytic converters remain relatively low-risk for the perpetrator also plays a role.

Unfortunately, this means that car owners in Albuquerque are often left with hefty repair costs. Replacing a stolen catalytic converter can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 depending on the vehicle and labor costs. This price can be even higher if there is additional damage caused by the theft or if additional parts need to be replaced as well.

To lower your chances of becoming a victim of catalytic converter theft, be sure to park your car in secure locations and consider investing in security measures such as motion sensors or cameras to deter potential thieves. If you do become a victim, report it immediately and check with the insurance company for support.

If your vehicle is left with hanging parts or is inoperable, get it towed to your mechanic before trying to operate.

New Headlights

Cloudy Headlights?

Happy New Year Everyone,

We are excited to kick off 2023 with you, as you prepare for the thousands of miles ahead of you this year. We are happy to be your AutoCare Center and we want to keep you all informed about your vehicle maintenance, service and specials. As the car industry continue to be in flux, used cars are still pricey and the right new vehicles are hard to find. Right now, staying on top of maintenance and repairs on your existing vehicle is probably a lot more economical than buying at least for the majority of this year. And, according to AAA, “the average yearly cost to own and operate a new vehicle in 2022 is $10,728, or $894 per month.”

We are here for you to keep your vehicle running safely and reliably. Top tips for winter weather include, 1) Check your tire’s tread and pressure. Cold icy conditions are no time to need tires. Talk to us about a winter or all season tire that is right for your vehicle. 2) Our number one mechanical issue in cold weather is the dead battery.  Ask us about our batteries, including the AAA battery available through NAPA. 3) Headlights, during the dark days of January, your headlights are vital equipment. Cloudy headlights can impede visibility by as much as 80%. Keep those dark nights at bay, ask us about headlights.

Thank you for your business,

Your AutoCare Team

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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.