Ready, Set, Go (On Vacation)!

The Maintenance Your Car Needs Before Your Family Trip

Last week’s blog covered some basic safety tips that you need to be aware of before hitting the road on a trip. Those tips can help keep you safe, but do you know what you need to do to help keep your car going strong while on a long trip? There is some maintenance and other items you’ll need to get your car ready for your vacation. Continue reading Ready, Set, Go (On Vacation)!

Tips for Trips

Staying Safe While on the Road

Aside from the heat, one thing that always comes with summer are road trips. Whether it’s a trip with the whole family, your close buddies, or that special someone, vacations are fun getaways. There are several safety tips you should keep in mind while out on the road. These tips can keep you safe in case of emergency and ensure a good time. Continue reading Tips for Trips

Staying Cool this Summer

Tips on Keeping Your Car From Overheating

It’s summertime and with summer in New Mexico, you know how hot it can really get. However, the summer heat we feel is only a portion of the heat your vehicle’s engine experiences. An overheating engine can lead to serious problems and even cause a dreaded breakdown. These simple tips can keep your engine from overheating and leading to expensive repair bills. Continue reading Staying Cool this Summer

Squeezing the Most Out of Your Fill-Up

With the prices at the pump straining everybody’s pocket books, you want to make sure your car’s fuel efficiency is at its peak. Eliminating as much stop-and-go driving as possible, reducing your speed, no rapid acceleration, and cutting back on using the air conditioner can help, but there are several other things you can do to add more time between fill-ups. Continue reading Squeezing the Most Out of Your Fill-Up

Dude, Where’s My Car (From)?

You’re ready to purchase a used car. You’ve found the exact make, model, and year you’re looking for. The mileage is great, the car looks like it’s in excellent shape, and you even love the color. Before you pull the trigger and pay for it, remember that looks can be deceiving. It’s important to find the history of the vehicle first—you need to know where it came from.

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Don’t Ignore the Light!

Keeping your Car in Check by Responding to your Check Engine Light

How often have you been driving around and your check engine light has come on? More importantly, how long have you been driving around with it on?

If your check engine light comes on, don’t ignore it! This is your car’s way of talking to you. It’s telling you anything from a loose gas cap to a serious engine problem that can leave you stranded. Continue reading Don’t Ignore the Light!

From “F” to “E”: Calculating Your Gas Mileage

With rising gas prices you’re probably looking for ways to squeeze every bit of mileage out of your car before a fill-up. While doing so, you’re also probably paying more attention to what kind of gas mileage your vehicle is getting. However, before you believe your car has suffered a serious drop in fuel efficiency, have you sat down to calculate your actual gas mileage?

Calculating your actual gas mileage is really fairly simple. Here’s how you do it: Continue reading From “F” to “E”: Calculating Your Gas Mileage

What Is an OEM-Certified Auto Body Repair Facility and Why Should You Choose One?

If you’ve had the misfortune of having a car accident, often you will go to the repair shop your insurance company directs you to. But that may not always be your best choice. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and sometimes that can come at the expense of quality repairs.
For your auto body repair, you should insist on an OEM-certified shop like Quanz Auto Body.

Understanding OEM Shop Certification

OEM certification is a certification bestowed by a car manufacturer to a repair shop that meets their standards for: Continue reading What Is an OEM-Certified Auto Body Repair Facility and Why Should You Choose One?