Glow Plugs are an essential component of your diesel engine. However, a faulty glow plug can go unnoticed or be neglected for quite some time; your truck will still start and run, so it’s an easy issue to overlook. At Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque, we want you to know what to look for, and why you should be concerned with a bad glow plug.
This is a clutch gone completely wrong and something you want to be sure doesn't happen with your vehicle! So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive? What do you look for? That is a question many of our customers ask us here at Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque and one this driver did not.
At Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque, we know that transmissions are one of the greatest technological marvels of the automotive world. How does a standard shift transmission work? Why should you care? Our expert technicians here at Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque have the answers.
No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, the professionals at Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque, NM have you covered. Our technicians are well equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to fix or maintain all makes and models, including diesels.
When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years. So how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? More specifically, why should you choose a diesel engine for your needs? Here at Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque, NM, we discuss this with customers often based on their unique needs along with the history of the diesel engine.
Vehicle belts aren’t that different than the belts that hold up your trousers. They need to fit properly and stay in place, and if they break, sag, or wear out, you’ll probably wish you were wearing a different belt that day. The same goes for the belts in your car. Your engine compartment is a punishing environment, and while all auto belts are made of materials designed to be both flexible and tough, even the toughest materials will eventually wear out due to the extreme temperatures under the hood.
Fuel Systems are particularly important on diesel trucks, whether you drive a Ford, Chevrolet, or Dodge pickup. At Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque, fuel system maintenance and repair is a service we prioritize, since we know how essential a reliable fuel system is.
Checking the fluid level on your transmission is fairly easy, but a bit more complicated than checking your oil. Firstly, this only applies to automatic transmissions, and secondly, some modern vehicles don’t have dipsticks or dipstick tubes to check and add transmission fluid. With that in mind, here are some tips from Tom Quirk Automotive in Albuquerque, NM in regard to checking your transmission fluid.