Automotive Repair and Restoration

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Contact Rio Grande Automotive


Open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Closed Saturday and Sunday

About Us

With nearly 75 years in combined experience, Rio Grande Automotive offers full service, maintenance, and repairs on all makes and models. Cars, trucks, SUV’s, Van’s, 4×4’s, AWD’s, if you can drive it we can fix it. Our auto mechanics are master technicians are ASE certified and qualified to perform at the highest of automotive repair standards.

We maintain and repair all makes and models, domestic, imports, and customs. Fleet service and all warranties are accepted.

Rio Grande Automotive is locally owned and operated auto repair shop located in Albuquerque NM at 301 Griegos NW, in between I-25 and 4th street.

Our car repair shop offers same day service. Customer satisfaction is our goal we provide a 90 day warranty on all new parts and services.

Rio Grande Automotive is a family owned business and was started by William and Brianna Lehmann in 2008.

On staff we have master technicians available to service or repair all your automobile needs.

Some Of The Services We Provide

  • Alignments
  • Diagnostics
  • Oil changes
  • Brake Maintenance and Repair
  • AC service
  • Clutch service
  • Transmission
  • Tuneups
  • Suspension
  • Emissions
  • Windshield Repair
  • Full Service Fleet Maintenance and Repair
  • Restorations
  • And much much more…
Ford cab pull.
Hot rod on lift
Photograph of William Lehmann

Common services

Common Auto Mechanic Services Provided By Rio Grande Automotive

Below are some common auto mechanic services our shop provides and how you can tell you may need service.

Car Battery And/Or Alternator

The car battery is used to power all of your car’s electronics and the alternator recharges the battery.

Signs of a low powered car battery:

  • Electrical fault light
  • Difficulty starting vehicle
  • Dim lights, headlights, or brakelights
  • Starter clicking

Oil, Oil Filter, And Air Filter Change

The oil in the engine provides lubrication for all your engines moving parts. Regular oil changes help keep a car engine clean and running smoothly. Benefits of a regular oil and filters change can extend your car’s engine life, lower vehicle emissions, provide better gas mileage, and better engine performance.

Signs of engine oil problems:

  • Oil light on dashboard
  • Dark oily patches on your driveway
  • Smokey exhaust

Transmission Fluid

Automatic transmission fluid is an engine lubricant that cools and cleans the moving parts of your engine. It helps to maintain the hydraulic pressure needed for the transmission to function. Regular changes can extend the life of an automobiles transmission.

Signs of transmission fluid problems:

  • Trouble shifting gears
  • Transmission grinding or strange noises
  • Slipping Gears

Fuel Filter

Filters out dirt and rust particles from the fuel in your gas tank. A clean and unclogged fuel filter provides optimal performance.

Signs of fuel filter problems:

  • Trouble starting car
  • Vehicle sputtering
  • Unable to stay idle
  • Difficulty accelerating

Engine Coolant

Antifreeze is a chemical liquid used to cool your engine. A coolant flush drains the system of the old antifreeze to prevent rusting and overheating.

  • Signs of need to flush engine coolant:
  • Corrosion around cooling equipment
  • Engine overheating

Power Steering Fluid

Hydraulic fluid used to assist in steering. A power steering flush will ensure that these moving components stay operational and functioning.

Signs of need to flush power steering fluid:

Trouble steering

Brakes And Brake Fluid

Brakes, brake rotors, brake drums, and brake fluid are all important components in helping automobiles come to a stop.

Signs a brake service is needed:

  • Difficulty stopping
  • Screeching, metal on metal, clicking or grinding noises when braking
  • Car pulls to one side while braking
  • Pulsating or vibration while braking
  • ABS light on dash

Contact Rio Grande Automotive


Open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Closed Saturday and Sunday