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

Why, Exactly, Is Emissions Testing So Important in New Mexico?

Most cars registered in New Mexico are required to pass an emissions test every two years. It’s just one of those things that has to get done to avoid being ticketed, so most of us probably don’t stop to wonder why. But, now that we mention it, why is emissions testing so important? Continue reading Why, Exactly, Is Emissions Testing So Important in New Mexico?

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

Underglow LED Lights: Facts and Myths

The possibilities for customizing your ride are nearly endless. While countless aftermarket products exist to change or enhance your vehicle’s appearance, not all customization options enjoy the same legality in all states. That leads many who would like to add the eye-catching appeal of neon underglow lights to their car to ask: Is that legal in New Mexico?

The short answer: Yes, but… Continue reading Underglow LED Lights: Facts and Myths

Summer Storm Car Safety

Monsoon season is on its way, and that mean thunderstorms…with lightning. Although for most people, the chances of being struck by lightning are one in 600,000, the chances are better (or should we say, worse) in New Mexico, the state with the highest number of deaths by lightning and lighting strikes per capita. Weather patterns and statistics being what they are, New Mexico drivers would do well to know how to best handle summer storms. Continue reading Summer Storm Car Safety

Countdown to Isotopes Opening Day!

It’s been six long months since we’ve seen the inside of Isotopes Park…six long months since we’ve smelled the savory aroma of hot dogs and pizza and nachos…six long months since we’ve spilled half a beer as we jumped to celebrate an Isotopes home run. But the wait is nearly over. Isotopes are back on the field this Thursday to rival the Iowa Cubs! Continue reading Countdown to Isotopes Opening Day!

It’s About Time: Recommended Vehicle Maintenance Schedules

As you embark on this new year, don’t forget your vehicle while making resolutions and plans for the upcoming year. Keeping up with routine maintenance can keep your car in tip-top shape—increasing reliability, protecting value and even preventing costly repairs. Continue reading It’s About Time: Recommended Vehicle Maintenance Schedules

Carburetors vs. Fuel Injectors and NASCAR

Unless you’re buying a vintage 1970s model, chances are that weighing the pros and cons of carburetor vs. fuel injection system isn’t part of the car-buying equation. While fuel injection technology has become standard for consumers for the better part of the last three decades, electronic fuel injection (EFI) is a new technology to the NASCAR circuit. As the first EFI-powered season draws to a close, it seems the change has been an overall well-received one. Continue reading Carburetors vs. Fuel Injectors and NASCAR