Tips for Safe Driving in Work Zones

According to theFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, approximately 700 fatalities occurin work zones each year. Though many of these accidents are the result ofunavoidable mistakes that may result from such factors such as limitedmaneuverability and large blind spots, the majority are the result ofinattention and reckless driving. You can help prevent accidents from occurringin Albuquerque work zones by brushing up on your tips for safe driving.

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Automotive Paint Colors: What Affects Color Match?

AutomotivePaint Colors: What Affects Color Match?

Whether you wereinvolved in a car accident or your vehicle simply boasts a considerable amountof wear, you may be interested in a new paint job or even just a touchup. Whileyou might think that painting a vehicle is easy, it’s actually quite difficult,as matching the new color to the original one is a difficult task. It’s sodifficult, in fact, that even the manufacturer may produce two of the samevehicles in the “same color” that appear very different in tint. Thisis due to several factors, which you can learn about below. 

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How To Find an Auto Body Repair Shop After an Accident

If you wereinvolved in a car accident, you know you can count on your insurance company tocover the cost of repairs. However, what you don’t know is whether or not theAlbuquerque repair shop you choose has your best interests in mind or theinsurer’s. Some auto body repair shops truly do want to restore the value ofyour vehicle, while others, unfortunately, try to downplay claims, minimizerepair costs, use cheap parts and even fail to fully repair issues. Though youmay think you’re getting a good deal, the truth is that these practices cansignificantly degrade the value or your vehicle, or worse — put you in danger.You can avoid falling victim to shady repair shops by knowing how to look forreputable repair shops.

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An Inside Look at Our Eco-Friendly Paint Process

repairWhether your vehicle needed one or more new panels or one or more panels repaired because of collision damage, those panels need to be painted to restore your car to pre-accident condition (although, being the overachievers we are, we strive for like-new condition). When Quanz Auto Body performs your auto body repair, we take great care in the preparation and application of paint to achieve an exact match and flawless finish.

Preparing for Paint Application

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Rotating & Balancing Your Tires

Much of your safety on the road is determined by “where the rubber meets the road.” So, for optimal safety, you need to make sure that your tires are in good condition and responsive to your steering command, and that takes a number of tire and wheel maintenance practices—wheel alignment, tire tread checks and tire rotation and balancing.

A Quick Guide to Comprehensive Wheel and Tire Maintenance

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What to Do If Your Brakes Stop Working

There are few things more important to your driving safety than your brakes. So, there are few things more frightening than finding out that your brakes do not work while you’re driving. While brake failure will almost inevitably lead to some type of accident damage, you can increase the likelihood that you can walk away and that your car can be restored by knowing what to do.

Once you recognize that your brakes are not responding, your priority is to safely exit traffic and come to a stop. To help you do so: Continue reading What to Do If Your Brakes Stop Working

A Look Under the Hood: What’s Draining Your Battery Power

mechanicalWhile gas makes your car go, it’s electrical, not combustion-generated, energy that powers all the electronics in your car (and starts the combustion cycle). To power them up and keep them running, your vehicle relies on two main components—the battery and the alternator. If you’re having electrical issues, either component could be at fault. But, there are some easy diagnostics you can run in the driver’s seat to determine if it’s time to charge or replace your battery or troubleshoot the alternator.

Understanding Your Vehicle’s Electricity-Generating System

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Car Insurance Myths and Facts

Car insurance may be one of the biggest mysteries of the modern automotive world. What is/is not covered varies with every single policy, every single driver. If you don’t do your own research, it’s easy to believe that what’s true for someone else is true for you…and that leads to a lot of myths that need to be corrected.

Myth #1: Every accident will raise your premiums.

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6 Tips for Teen Drivers

There’s more to being a good driver than the number of hours you’ve clocked behind the wheel. In fact, a lot of what it takes to be a good driver doesn’t even have to do with what you do behind the wheel, but more about the preparation you make and mindset you practice when hitting the road.

Driver’s training will teach you the rules of the road and help you develop the skills you need to operate a vehicle. But we’ve compiled some tips that will help make you a driver that enhances safety for everyone on the road.

3 Tips to Form Good Driving Habits Now

Local and national campaigns and personal experience tell you what not to do when you’re driving. So, being a good driver means creating and strengthening driving habits that help you avoid distractions and accidents, such as: Continue reading 6 Tips for Teen Drivers