6 Weird Sounds Your Car Might Make

Is your vehicle making an odd sound? A-1 Auto Recyclers has a full service mechanics shop on site. Whether you have an unknown problem that requires diagnostics, need a simple maintenance service, or require a significant repair, we have the experience, equipment, and parts available to do the work. From oil changes and fluid flushes to spark plug replacement or alternator repairs, we get all types of vehicles running smoothly again. Our mechanics team will work with you to provide a detailed estimate, make the repairs quickly, and get you back on the road.


5 Car Parts to Replace to Increase Gas Mileage

Most cars have one thing in common: they require gas to run. Gas can be expensive and everyone wants to make the most of their money. A1-Auto Recyclers knows you love your vehicle, and wants to help your vehicle have a long life. We can replace outlived parts to increase your gas mileage, keep your vehicle running, and save you money in the long run. Here are some hidden tricks to maximize the mileage of your gas tank that you wouldn’t typically think of!


How to Get Rid of Your Junk Car

For cars that don’t run & may have outlived their time as a functioning vehicle, we dismantle vehicles to distribute usable parts our customers need. This service allows us to inspect a vehicle to see what parts it can offer our inventory & discover new parts we don’t currently have.


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Breaking Down the Expected Life of Your Car Parts


Whether your vehicle is your daily commuter, or you take it out of the garage once a month, knowing the average life expectancy of the major parts of a car can be very beneficial. At A-1 Auto Recyclers in Kirtland, New Mexico, we have a highly educated team that can help assess if it is time to replace a part in your car or not. And with thousands of used vehicle parts available to our customers, we can help get you back on the road and back to your life. It is important to know an estimated time frame for the parts in your car in order to maintain a consistent schedule of maintenance and replacements. There are slight variations depending on the make and model of your vehicle, but here are is an overview of the average lifetime of some of the most important parts of your car.


“All Cars Run on Used Parts”




It’s really frustrating when our vehicles eventually stop working. Most of the time when a vehicle breaks down, it means it is relegated to the corner of a lot to sit and waste away. What most people don’t know is that vehicles that no longer run are still useful. Broken down cars are full of parts that still have a life to live in other vehicles. At A-1 Auto Recyclers in Kirtland, New Mexico, we know that “All Cars Run on Used Parts.” Vehicles that are no longer useful are actually really valuable as a source of affordable spare parts for operational cars. Even when it seems like your old car has nothing left to give, it does! But first, what are the perks of recycling old vehicles?


The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

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Car troubles can be intimidating and scary. Even when there is an obvious issue, it is sometimes hard to get the car into a mechanic. A-1 Auto Recyclers in Kirtland, New Mexico want you to know that if there is a problem with your car, the longer you wait the worse it will get. (more…)

5 Things To Know If You Want to Buy, Sell, or Trade your Car

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Do you have an old car sitting in your driveway? Has it gotten you through years of ups and downs? Maybe you have some great memories with your old car? Sure, it may be hard to get rid of it. But if it’s time to sell your old Mustang Sally, you’ll be better off for getting the unsafe, unsightly vehicle off the road. We’ve come up with some of the top determinations to help you decide if it’s time to finally sell your junk car: (more…)