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.


Dearholt Tax Relief Auto repair inflation buster.

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!

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.

Ignore Check Engine Light

Your Vehicle Is Trying to Talk to You

Your Vehicle Is Trying To Tell You Something.


Here’e a quick reference guide to some common vehicle warning indicators, manufacturer’s dashboard icons differ, your owner’s manual should always be consulted.

Your check engine light can be informational or critical.

  • Oil Pressure Warning. If this light stays lit it indicates loss of oil
  • Battery/Charging Alert. Indicates voltage level is below normal and the vehicle’s charging system isn’t functioning properly.
  • Check Engine Light. Indicates the engine computer has set a Diagnostic Trouble Code. Usually requires diagnosis with a professional tool.
  • Coolant Temperature Warning. Indicates temperature has exceeded normal limits.
  • Brake System. Indicates one of three possible conditions; parking brake is on, there is a problem with the braking system/brake fluid is low, or an ABS problem. If an ABS problem, professional diagnosis may be required.
  • PMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). Indicates the PMS has found a tire with low air pressure or a sensor with a dead battery or malfunction.
  • Oil Change Reminder. Indicates that oil life has expired. The oil life interval can be set based on mileage or a combination of readings taken by the vehicle’s Electronic Control Module (ECM).

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