Most Common Types of Collisions

We love New Mexico, but cruising around in Albuquerque can make one wonder, “Where’d you learn how to drive?” Burqueños are no stranger to auto accidents. There are a number of multiple-driver crashes we commonly do repairs for:

Rear-end collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents. They may happen when someone abruptly stops or when a driver is following too closely and is not paying close attention. (Are your cheeks burning? Is this you?)

Side-impact Collisions

Side-impact crashes are also called broadside or T-bone accidents. While they can occur at any speed, most T-bone accidents happen when a vehicle is traveling very fast through an intersection and Continue reading

If Your Car Gets Stuck in a Flood, What Do You Do?

The hurricanes and tropical storms of late summer may have you wondering: what if something like that happened here? While hurricanes or typhoons are not likely to hit mid-New Mexico, our area is prone to flash floods…and you never know when a water main break could cause flood-like conditions in your neighborhood.

If you get caught in a flood in your car, here’s what we suggest:

Immediate Flood Response

As soon as you know that water makes driving impossible, turn on your hazards to attract attention and provide a warning to neighboring drivers.

In the event that water is surrounding and filling your car, your safety must be your priority…and that means you need Continue reading

Winter Car Warm-Up Must-Haves

As the weather gets colder, so does your car every night, making for some very chilly mornings. Sometimes, your car needs more than ignition to be safely (and comfortably) drivable. Check out these must-haves for easy morning defrosts.


Many windshield fluids have winter deicing formulas, but you have to be in your car to use them. Did you know there are also sprays?

Deicer sprays make it easy to remove heavy frost and ice from your car windows. Simply soak the frozen precipitation and then remove with a scraper. This method takes way less time than the old “elbow grease” method so your digits don’t get frostbitten.

Remote car starter

You can nearly let your car do all the work of defrosting itself if you can let it idle with the defroster on. However, many Continue reading

How to Avoid and Handle Road Rage

Road rage is a sensitive topic in Albuquerque. It’s been two years since Lilly Garcia, a four-year-old was shot in a road rage incident, and for many, it’s well-past long enough to forget the dangers of road rage. We’re here to remind you.

Driving Is about Transportation, Not Ego

Perhaps the main point to remember to prevent road rage (in you or in another driver) is that Continue reading

Auto painting trends

Auto body paint is really part of the fashion industry. It goes through fads and seasonal trends. This fall, here’s what you’re likely to see on the runway, we mean road way: Continue reading

It Was Just Minor Collision Damage…Why Is Repair Taking So Long?

After any collision that requires auto body repair, you know to expect your car’s going to be out of commission for at least a couple days…more for more serious damage. What takes “so long”? Here’s a peak at the process…it’ll help you understand why auto body repair can’t, isn’t and shouldn’t be done “lickety split.” Continue reading

Motorcycles, Bicycles and Pedestrians…Oh My!

School’s back in full-swing, and you’ve probably noticed by the regular site of kids waiting for buses and safety-yellow-clad crossing guards blowing their whistles. With the return to school comes an increase of foot and pedal traffic…and a need to be more aware on the road. Continue reading

Shopping for a New Car? Let Us Check It Out.

Buying a new car is a big decision. Next to a home, it is usually the single most costly investment. You want to make sure you get your money’s worth. If you’re looking at pre-owned vehicles, we can help put your mind at ease by letting you know if the car is worth the asking price.

Pre-Buyer’s Inspection

When you have found a vehicle that looks like it might be a good fit for your needs and budget, have a Continue reading

Why Routine Maintenance Is So Important for a New Car

You probably won’t find a single mechanic on the planet who will tell you to disregard routine maintenance. So maybe you think that our insistence about keeping up with routine maintenance on a brand-new car is just the mechanics’ “party line.” But we know that keeping up with regular maintenance will benefit you up until the time you decide to part ways with your once-new car for another.

Routine Maintenance Keeps Your Car Running Like New

It’s called “maintenance” for a reason—the work done at regularly scheduled intervals, like: Continue reading

We do MUCH More Than Talk-the-Talk

Are you looking for the best auto repair services? Look no further than Quanz Auto Care. We offer what it takes to back up our claims of superior auto body and mechanical service. Maintaining your car’s health and value is our top priority, and here’s how we walk our walk:

Experienced, Certified Technicians

Our team of expert, auto technicians is capable of handling anything from routine maintenance to major mechanical or auto body repair. Our team’s credentials include: Continue reading

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