How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks from Your Car This Year

Watching Fourth of July fireworks with friends and family is a beloved tradition for people all over the country. This year, many communities are finding themselves at odds when it comes to attending fireworks displays. You want your family to be able to celebrate the holiday, but you don’t want to put them at risk of being exposed to COVID-19.

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5 Best Vacations Within Driving Distance of Albuquerque

If you’re like most Albuquerque residents, COVID-19 has got you feeling more stir crazy than the winter. Now that the world is beginning to slowly reopen, you may wish to get out and do something; however, you might not be ready to hop on a plane just yet. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Albuquerque happens to be conveniently located in the midst of dozens of awe-inspiring destinations that you can easily reach by car. Check out our top five favorite destinations below.

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Celebrating 40 Years Serving Albuquerque

2020 may be off to a rough start, but at Quanz Auto Body, we have to say that the year has its merits — and that is in large part because this year, we get to celebrate our 40th year serving vehicle owners throughout Albuquerque.

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Tips for Safe Driving During New Mexico’s Winters

New Mexico may not see 12 feet of snow during the winter, and nor do we see much, if any, ice. However, the Land of Enchantment isn’t immune to some form of inclement weather during the holiday season. Rain and heavy winds often characterize our winters, which is why you need to learn how to drive safe when the roads are wet and the winds are high.

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5-Step Guide to Handling an Accident with an Uninsured Driver

Drivers in the State of New Mexico are required to carry minimum liability insurance, but that doesn’t mean they all do. If you have the misfortune of getting into an accident with an uninsured driver, here’s what you need to do: Continue reading 5-Step Guide to Handling an Accident with an Uninsured Driver

Safe Driving Tips for Monsoon Season

Monsoon season is in full swing, and once it’s over, winter snowfall will be on its heels. So, there’s a lot of wet-weather driving in store for Albuquerque. If not navigated carefully, wet roads could lead you to our garage for collision repair. To keep you safe and your car undamaged, follow these driving tips: Continue reading Safe Driving Tips for Monsoon Season

How Autonomous Cars May Change How We Drive

The tragic Uber crash on March 18th that killed a pedestrian in Arizona has slowed down the testing and development of autonomous cars. But we expect that as time passes and the investigation brings to light details about where the fault for the accident lies that autonomous driving software will improve and testing will increase.
In other words, autonomous vehicles seem an inevitability. So, how will their presence on roadways affect how we drive?  Based on what we know about Albuquerque drivers, here’s what we expect to see when autonomous cars reach New Mexico roadways. Continue reading How Autonomous Cars May Change How We Drive

How to Choose the Right Collision Repair Shop in ABQ

There are more than 100 collision repair shops in Albuquerque—just Albuquerque. So, which one should you choose to restore your car to pre-accident condition?

When you know what factors to look for, the choices get whittled down to a more manageable number. And when you know what questions to ask, you can find the best collision repair shop in town (spoiler in case you’re pressed for time: it’s Quanz Auto Body…voted Best of the City, again, in 2017).

Options Management: What to Look for in a Collision Repair Shop

Yes, there are dozens and dozens of auto body shops, but from the get-go, not all of them are going to be the right choice for you. For starters, you can eliminate a number of garages based on: Continue reading How to Choose the Right Collision Repair Shop in ABQ

What Is a Safe Braking Distance?

Rear-end collisions are, probably, the most common type of auto accident in the US. Ever wonder why? Because drivers do not leave enough distance between the front of their car and the back of the car in front of them. Plain and simple.

There’s an easy way to remedy that problem and make yourself virtually incapable of causing a rear-end collision—always maintain a safe braking distance.

Factors Affecting Braking Distance

How much distance it takes to actually stop your car depends on four factors: Continue reading What Is a Safe Braking Distance?