The “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality can cost you a lot of money and hassle down the road if you apply it to regular vehicle maintenance. If you think it’s okay to put off an oil change for a month or two or skip rotating your tires, think again.Continue reading Why Should You Regularly Schedule General Car Care Service? We’ll Tell You Why…
Cars are a significant investment, and you want to get the most for your money. The best way to maximize the value of your investment is to make sure your vehicle lasts as long as possible. Fortunately, a vehicle’s useful life is not just a matter of change. There are a number of ways you can extend your car’s longevity, and our top there are:Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Increase the Longevity of Your Vehicle
There is no “off” season for exterior and mechanical vehicle maintenance. That means even in the bitterest cold, you need to do the work that keeps your car running and prevents corrosion once winter’s over. But proper winter car care is important for reasons that may not be readily apparent.
Quanz Auto Body encourages proper winter car maintenance that includes things like:
- Brushing and scraping snow off your windshield before using your wipers…
- Switching to winter/all-weather windshield wipers…
- Leaving the last little bit of frost, ice or snow on your auto body to melt natural
- Washing and waxing your car when temperatures allow (at least 40° for two hours post-wash)…
- Switching to all-season tires…
- Topping off all fluids, especially wiper fluid and coolant/antifreeze…
#1: It Safeguards Your Auto Glass
If you try to power through the frost, ice and/or snow on your windshield with your wipers, you’re:
- Taxing your wiper motor, and there’s no good reason to set yourself up for an additional maintenance expense to get them working again
- Letting everything that got stuck in the frost, ice and snow scrape against your windshield, causing scratches that could impair visibility and contribute to the growth of existing chips or cracks
By removing all frozen precipitation first and wiping your wiper blades with a paper towel or your glove, you remove a lot of the debris that can weaken your auto glass.
#2: It Safeguards Your Paint and Clear Coat
Winter doesn’t last forever. With all snow and slush gone, any abrasive and corrosive damage to your vehicle’s exterior is going to be noticeable. If you don’t see any scratches, chips or areas where rust is beginning to form, your clear coat could still be damaged, making the protective layer and paint more vulnerable to UV exposure.
#3: It Prevents Premature Leaks
One reason we keep encouraging car owners to top off fluid levels is because lines and hoses full of fluid are less likely to suffer frequent freeze-thaws that happen when water (from interior and exterior condensation) builds up. Freeze-thaw cycles weaken hose materials, increasing the likelihood that hoses and lines or the seals around them will crack. While we love to see you at Quanz, we’d rather see you for scheduled maintenance, not maintenance emergencies. If you need help with winter car care or fear you’ve already been neglectful of it, bring your car to our Westside location for a thorough inspection by our ASE-certified mechanics.
Maybe you think that an automotive shop telling you need routine car maintenance is a bit suspicious. It’s just a way to drum up business, right?
Wrong. Our continual reminders to get routine car maintenance are actually a PSA to help you save money. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at how routine car maintenance can lower your vehicle cost of ownership. Continue reading Ways Routine Car Maintenance Can Save You Money
Some car owners just love their cars. Some of those same car lovers relish a job well done. And for those who fit that description, DIY detailing can be very gratifying. But if you’re going to do the job yourself, you might as well do it right—the way the pros do it. Here are ten tips to help you.
- Maintenance makes detailing easier
There are a lot of nooks and crannies in and on your car, so detailing is always going to be a big job. You can more quickly Continue reading Our Top 10 DIY Car Detailing Tips
Routine vehicle maintenance will give you more useful years in your vehicle and minimize repair expenses over the lifetime of the vehicle. That much you know. But what do you really need to do to realize these benefits? It’s really not as hard as you might think. Here’s what the pros at Quanz Auto Body suggest you do to show your care a little TLC: Continue reading Effective DIY Maintenance—What You Really Need to Do to Extend Your Vehicle’s Useful Life
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 Why Routine Maintenance Is So Important for a New Car
Are you looking for the best auto repair services? Look no further than Quanz Auto Body. 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 We do MUCH More Than Talk-the-Talk
At Quanz Auto Body, we like to think that the importance of getting regular oil changes is common sense. Old oil that has accumulated contaminants does not provide the same quality of lubrication, increasing friction and heat that can damage your engine. But equally important as the regularity of oil changes is the quality of the oil change job. Doing a basic oil change wrong can have some nasty consequences.
Too Much Oil
A little too much oil may not be a noticeable problem. However, if you’re talking more than one quart above the recommended amount, you may be headed towards engine performance trouble. Here’s what happens: Continue reading The Cost of an Oil Change Done Wrong
Fleet maintenance is necessary for a business to conduct everyday operations efficiently. Regular maintenance and vehicles repairs may seem like a hassle, particularly if you don’t have a fleet maintenance provider in place. Quanz Auto Body provides fleet maintenance to help you achieve immediate and long-term cost savings.
A fleet vehicle maintenance program from Quanz puts a team of ASE-certified technicians at your disposal to provide Continue reading Advantages of Fleet Maintenance