Things like changing the oil, having fluids replenished, and getting those weird knocks and noises checked out ASAP are all part of responsible car ownership. Unfortunately, far too many car owners neglect necessary maintenance, and their lack of effort is repaid by an exorbitant repair bill. If you want to save money in the following ways, be proactive about maintaining your vehicle.Continue reading How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money
The“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality can cost you a lot of money andhassle down the road if you apply it to regular vehicle maintenance. If youthink it’s okay to put off an oil change for a month or two or skip rotatingyour tires, think again.Continue reading Why Should You Regularly Schedule General Car Care Service? We’ll Tell You Why…
Cars are asignificant investment, and you want to get the most for your money. The bestway to maximize the value of your investment is to make sure your vehicle lastsas long as possible. Fortunately, a vehicle’s useful life is not just a matterof change. There are a number of ways you can extend your car’s longevity, andour 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 thebitterest cold, you need to do the work that keeps your car running andprevents corrosion once winter’s over. But proper winter car care is importantfor reasons that may not be readily apparent.
Quanz Auto Body encourages proper winter car maintenancethat includes things like:
- Brushingand scraping snow off your windshield before using your wipers…
- Switchingto winter/all-weather windshield wipers…
- Leavingthe last little bit of frost, ice or snow on your auto body to melt natural
- Washingand waxing your car when temperatures allow (at least 40° for two hourspost-wash)…
- Switchingto all-season tires…
- Toppingoff all fluids, especially wiper fluid and coolant/antifreeze…
#1: It SafeguardsYour Auto Glass
If you try to power through the frost, ice and/or snow onyour windshield with your wipers, you’re:
- Taxingyour wiper motor, and there’s no good reason to set yourself up for anadditional maintenance expense to get them working again
- Lettingeverything that got stuck in the frost, ice and snow scrape against yourwindshield, causing scratches that could impair visibility and contribute tothe growth of existing chips or cracks
By removing all frozen precipitation first and wiping yourwiper blades with a paper towel or your glove, you remove a lot of the debristhat can weaken your auto glass.
#2: It SafeguardsYour 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 benoticeable. If you don’t see any scratches, chips or areas where rust isbeginning to form, your clear coat could still be damaged, making theprotective layer and paint more vulnerable to UV exposure.
#3: It PreventsPremature Leaks
One reason we keep encouraging car owners to top off fluidlevels is because lines and hoses full of fluid are less likely to sufferfrequent freeze-thaws that happen when water (from interior and exterior condensation)builds up. Freeze-thaw cycles weaken hose materials, increasing the likelihoodthat hoses and lines or the seals around them will crack.Whilewe love to see you at Quanz, we’drather see you for scheduled maintenance, not maintenance emergencies. If youneed 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 ourASE-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