Welcome to Leonard Tire and Automotive

At Leonard Tire and Automotive, we take quality auto repair and customer service seriously. As a NAPA Auto Care Center, we follow a strict Code of Ethics, so customers will know up front what to expect. As part of this code we pledge to:

  • Perform high-quality diagnostic and repair services at a fair price, using quality NAPA parts
  • Employ ASE-certified technicians in all areas of work performed
  • Be dedicated to customer satisfaction
  • Exercise reasonable care for the customer’s property while it is in the shop’s possession
  • Maintain the highest standards of the automotive profession.

Auto Repair Services

Tire Installation

We do tire installation everyday at Leonard Tire. A well balanced wheel and a new set of tires adds safety and stability to your automobile. Ask […]

Shocks and Struts

You need to replace your shocks or struts about every 50,000 miles depending on how you drive your car. If you live on a dirt road […]


Drivelines and transmissions. We can help you figure out what’s causing driveline issues.  

Steering and Suspensions

You may just need a wheel alignment, but sometimes steering problems go deeper. We are your experts for steering and suspensions.

Heating and Cooling System

When it’s hot your AC needs to work. When it’s cold the heating system needs to work. You should have your system checked annually.  

Belts and Hoses

Heat can stretch belts and hoses to their limits. A break can leave you stranded. Stop in for an inspection.

Mufflers and Exhaust

Whether your muffler is kapoot, or you need help with emission repairs, our experts know mufflers, exhaust systems and catalytic convertors.  

Tire Repair

It happens, tires get damaged and you need tire repair. Let the tire experts at Leonard Tire see what can be done. Not all tires can […]

Check Engine Light

Don’t ignore your check engine light! We can help you find out what is causing the code. Schedule your check today.  

Brake Systems Repair

Brakes are the first and most important safety feature of your car. They are important to keep in check. If you have trouble with stopping power, […]

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Let us check your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. False readings can lead to a tire that is too low or a tire that is fine, but […]


Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. If you are feeling tremors or a pull and if your brakes aren’t responding […]

Fluid Exchange Services

Regular maintenance like fluid exchange is important to the life of your vehicle. Commonly asked for as a “Flush” there are a couple of fluid exchange […]

NAPA 24 Month 24,000 Mile Warranty

More Information >> Covers Parts and Labor on Qualifying Repairs and Services for 24 Months/24,000 Miles. There’s no greater peace of mind than knowing you have […]

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Let us check your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. False readings can lead to a tire that is too low or a tire that is fine, but […]

Tire Rotation

Regular tire rotation can help reduce wear in one spot over a long period. However, if tire wear is an on-going problem, you may need to […]

Oil Change, Lube and Filter

Schedule your next Oil Change, Lube and Filter. We’ll replace your oil and filter. Plus, give your vehicle a full service inspection.  

Air Conditioning

Regular Air Conditioning maintenance is important and should be done every year. You don’t want those refrigerants to be leaking just from a loose fitting. And […]

The Leonard Family has been serving Albuquerque, New Mexico for automotive maintenance service and mechanical auto repair since 1934.

An Albuquerque Original

I picked up some old 1993 article about the early days of “FATZ” Leonard and here’s a story of the Leonard family as it was reported.

H.E. “Fatz” Leonard and his family moved here from Indiana in 1918…doing what he can to make a buck in this town where bucks don’t come easy. Known as “Fatz,” Mr. Leonard refused to say what the initials H.E. stood for. “My initials are H.E. and nobody knew my first name except my mother and my insurance company and I’m gonna keep it that way.” H.E. did however tell me how he came to be known as Fatz. His family lived on North 6th Street and their son attended fourth grade at the North Fourth School which was located on, what else, North Fourth Street where Sunwest Bank currently stands. “There wasn’t very many of us gringos around at that time.” Fatz recalled. “The native kids chose to call me ‘gordo,’ and I took exception to it. We had a huge principal and he had a hand twice as big as mine and everytime two kids got in a fight he hit them both. So, by the end of that day the name Gordo was alright with me.”