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Chevrolet Sonic Service and Repair in Albuquerque

Even though GM officially discontinued Chevrolet Sonic in October 2020, at Brown’s Automotive Experts – our five locations – we continue to support Sonic owners. We offer full range of Chevrolet Sonic maintenance services, diagnostics, and repairs, if necessary. Though Chevy Sonic is officially gone from the GM lineup, we see plenty of Sonics at our Albuquerque and Rio Rancho auto repair shops. Our technicians have extensive Chevrolet diagnostics and repair experience, so they can diagnose and repair problems your Sonic may present. While Chevy Sonic 2012 was known for air intake manifold problems, and the shifter button issues, and 2013 Sonic was known for cooling system problems, overall, Sonic is an owner-friendly vehicle, and at Brown’s Automotive Experts we can provide your Sonic with maintenance and repairs it needs to serve you faithfully for many years. All work performed by our nationally ASE certified technicians is covered by 36 month / 36,000 mile ... read more

Chevrolet Avalanche Service and Repair in Albuquerque

At Brown’s Automotive Experts we get an opportunity to service and repair numerous Chevrolet Avalanche vehicles. Even though GM discontinued production of Chevrolet Avalanche in 2013, our four auto repair shops in Albuquerque, and a shop in Rio Rancho continue to provide support for Chevy Avalanche owners – whether your Avalanche needs regular maintenance, has the check engine light on, or is facing transmission issues, our nationally ASE certified technicians can help. At Brown’s Automotive Experts we offer complete range of Chevy services. From regular oil change, to brake services, transmission repairs, check engine light diagnostics, a/c repairs, and major engine work – you can count on us to keep your Avalanche healthy and on the road. All work performed by our technicians is covered by a nationwide 36 months / 36,000 miles warranty. We offer Original Equipment or better quality parts, and your Chevrolet will undergo a free digital vehicle inspection when ... read more

Chevrolet Colorado Service and Repair in Albuquerque

Brown's Automotive Experts offers four locations in Albuquerque and one location in Rio Rancho for all your Chevrolet maintenance and repair needs.  So naturally, we offer comprehensive services and repairs for your Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. It’s hard to believe that Chevy Colorado was introduced two decades ago, in 2004. Your Colorado might come with a gasoline or diesel engine. Our technicians are perfectly comfortable with either, so bring your truck to one of our auto care facilities to get it serviced or repaired. Our nationally ASE certified technicians will use their cutting-edge digital diagnostic tools to find the cause of any problem your Chevy might exhibit, and we will get it repaired, usually the same day. We also highly recommend regular maintenance services, including regular oil changes, brake inspections, tire checks and tire rotation, as well as brake fluid changes and a/c checkups. When your vehicle is brought to one of our auto care facilitie ... read more

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Service and Repair in Albuquerque

Brown's Automotive Experts offers 5 locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho for your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 maintenance and repair needs. Whether your 2014 Silverado has A/C problems, or the 2016 Silverado has electrical system issues, bring it to one of our auto repair shops. Our nationally ASE certified technicians can diagnose the root cause of the problem, and will get your truck fixed, and often back on the road the same day. Chevy Silverado 1500 is a workhorse that serves many trades. At Brown’s Automotive Experts we offer fleet services – for fleets big and small. We understand that your truck needs quick turnaround so it can be back on the job, earning its keep. We are big fans of regular maintenance, which can prevent breakdowns that could cost you thousands not just in repairs, but also in lost time and revenue. When your vehicle is brought to one of our auto care facilities, you will encounter friendly and knowledgeable service advisors, highly skilled&nb ... read more

Chevrolet Service and Repair in Albuquerque

Welcome to Brown’s Automotive Experts in Albuquerque - we are your one stop shop for all Chevrolet maintenance services and repairs. Whether your Chevy Silverado needs new glow plugs ( yes we work on diesels as well), or you Chevy Malibu needs new brake pads, our nationally ASE certified technicians will get your car inspected repaired and back on the road – usually the same day. We offer full range of auto repair services for your Chevrolet. Whether your vehicle needs routine maintenance, like the spark plugs replacement or transmission fluid exchange or it needs new shocks or struts, or maybe the check engine light is on, you can count on our technicians using state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools to get to the bottom of the problem and to have your car repaired and ready for the road. Brown’s Automotive Experts offers four Albuquerque locations and one Rio Rancho location for your automotive maintenance and repair needs. Our friendly service advisors will answ ... read more

Auto A/C Service and repair in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Brown's Automotive Experts auto repair shops provide complete auto air conditioning services and repairs for Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Whether your vehicle is blowing insufficient amount of cold air, whether it's blowing warm air, or if its a/c system is not blowing any air at all, our highly skilled technicians can diagnose and repair the problem. When we think of auto a/c system problems, we usually think of refrigerant issues – either a major leak, or a slow leak that at some point leaves refrigerant level too low to provide proper cooling. But there are many other parts of the system that can cause auto a/c problems – blower motor, relays, hoses, ac condenser, ambient temperature sensor, heater core, a/c evaporator, a/c compressor, and of course, the a/c control module – any one of these parts can fail, causing auto air conditioning problems. Fortunately, we not only employ highly trained technicians, but we also equip them with latest in diagnostic to ... read more

Top Check Engine Light-Related Failures of 2023

For the past decade, or so, CarMD.com has been publishing a study of the most frequent failures that triggered the Check Engine Light warning, and subsequent repairs. Should your vehicle need such work, our Albuquerque auto repair shops offer full range of check engine light diagnostics and repairs. Data for the year 2023 showed that catalytic converter replacement topped the list - naturally this is due to catalytic converter theft. Catalytic converters have no moving parts, so they are less prone to failure than mechanical devices, and computerized emission control systems "tune up" engines in real time, lowering the probability of catalytic converter damage. Unfortunately, high prices of precious metals that are used in the manufacture of catalytic converters (platinum or rhodium) make them tempting targets for thieves.  Practiced thief needs less than a minute to steal a catalytic ... read more

Check Engine Light Diagnostics in Albuquerque NM

Check Engine Light Diagnostics in Albuquerque NM

The check engine light is part of your car's onboard diagnostics system that monitors and controls various subsystems of your vehicle. Computers control, in real time, fuel mixture, ignition timing, and many other parameters. Sensors monitor emissions, and send information back to the computers. The check engine light comes on when the computer detects a situation it cannot resolve by varying different parameters under its control. In addition to illuminating the check engine light, your onboard computer will, most likely, store a “trouble code” in the long term memory. The trouble code is a sign post – it tells professionals which subsystems need to be investigated in order to find out the cause of the problem. For example code P300 indicates misfires on one or more cylinders. But it does not tell you what is the cause of the misfire. So professionals have to perform diagnostics to find out what might be causing the problem – in the case of the engine misf ... read more

Air Conditioning R1234YF Recharge in Albuquerque, NM

Even though it’s been more than a decade since its introduction, many auto repair shops still do not offer auto air conditioning R1234YF refrigerant. Brown’s Automotive Experts, Albuquerque’s premier auto repair shops, offer full range of auto ac services and repairs, including R-1234YF recharge. R-1234YF was specially designed to be more environmentally friendly than the old R134a refrigerant. For your convenience, our Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, and Northeast Heights facilities offer both R134a and R-1234YF refrigerants and have the equipment necessary to perform auto ac refrigerant recharge. R134a is still found in many older vehicles, while R1234YF is prevalent in newer cars. The refrigerants are not interchangeable, hence the need for new equipment to service vehicles that use R1234YF.  If you wonder if your vehicle uses the new refrigerant, it’s best to consult your Owner’s Handbook. You may ... read more

The Essential Guide to Factory Scheduled Maintenance: Why It's Crucial for Your Vehicle

The Essential Guide to Factory Scheduled Maintenance: Why It's Crucial for Your Vehicle   When it comes to keeping your vehicle running smoothly and extending its lifespan, nothing is more crucial than adhering to the factory scheduled maintenance. For those in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho looking for the best auto repair services, understanding the importance of regular maintenance, including timely oil changes and other preventative measures, is key. Brown's Automotive, renowned as the best auto repair in Albuquerque and a trusted name in New Mexico, stands at the forefront of ensuring your vehicle receives top-notch care, aligning with the manufacturer's recommendations.   Why Follow Factory Scheduled Maintenance? Factory scheduled maintenance is a comprehensive plan laid out by your vehicle's manufacturer, detailing when and what services your car needs. This can range from regular oil changes, which are vital for your ... read more

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