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Monthly Archives: March 2023

Why ASE Certifications matter to the industry

Why ASE Certifications matter to the industry

     Consumers of automotive repair in Albuquerque put a lot of trust in their mechanics. But how do you know if your mechanic or technician has the qualifications to perform the vehicle service you need? Browns Automotive prides itself on ensuring the technician that services your vehicle has the training and tools needed to perform the repair correctly.      As automotive technology continues to evolve and become more complex, the role of ASE technicians in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho becomes increasingly important. ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence, and an ASE-certified technician is someone who has taken the time to become highly skilled in their field. Here we will explore the importance of ASE technicians and how they benefit automotive repair in New Mexico and car owners.       First and foremost, ASE technicians at Browns Automotive Experts are highly trained professionals who have proven the ... read more

Timing Belts, why they need to be replaced

Timing Belts, why they need to be replaced

    Many vehicles in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho are equipped with a Timing Belt that requires replacement at mileage intervals or age intervals. Performing this maintenance will save you money by preventing costly repairs if the belt is damaged or breaks.      The timing belt has replaced the timing chain in a lot of vehicles. This belt connects the crankshaft to the camshafts and ensures the engine valves are in proper position compared to the pistons which allows for proper ignition. When the timing belt fails, there is a possibility for the valves and the pistons to contact each other. This will cause the valve to bend. The only way to repair a bent valve is to remove the cylinder head which is timely and costly.       Typical replacement intervals for timing belt replacement is between 90,000 - 120,000 miles or 10 years. Your service manual will let you know when your belt replacement is recommended. We advise to follow the manufa ... read more

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