Road Trips

Before Your Next Road Trip…

200361156-001Nothing ruins a planned vacation quite like a car breaking down in the middle of your trip. Walking a few miles to the next rest station or calling for help with your cell phone may not take much time out of your vacation, but the repairs to your car could well stop the trip before it even starts. Make sure your car is as summer-ready as you are with a tune-up!  

Tips for Being Safe on the Road with Quanz Auto Body

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous times to be on the road. This could be because more teen drivers and families are on the road enjoying summer vacation and holidays like Fourth of July. In this blog, Quanz Auto Body will share our top tips for staying safe while on the road this summer.  

Having Your Car Tuned Up

It’s almost summer time! If you’re going on a long road trip soon, or if you feel that your car is sluggish or not operating at maximum capacity, it might be time for a tune-up. Usually, your car manufacturer will recommend that you get a tune-up every so often. Check your owner’s manual for additional manufacturer recommendations. (more…)

Be Aware, Drive with Care

Driving is not only a privilege in Albuquerque, but it is also a major responsibility, and at Quanz, we believe in increasing awareness for those drivers on the road. (more…)

Happy National Courtesy Month

Being nice to others is always a good practice, but being polite and courteous makes a real difference when in the car. Think about it. Instead of a driver cutting you off in the middle of rush hour, they would politely signal and safely pass you. The second option seems much more civil and a lot less risky, especially at high speeds. September is National Courtesy Month and we wanted to give you a few tips to help you  

National Win With Civility Month

August, National Win With Civility Month, gives us the opportunity to discuss everyday occurrences where being civil can help us take control of a potentially messy situation and keep things…well, civil. It could be sharing your new book with your significant other instead of starting an argument. Or it could be taking a few deep breaths to keep your composure when you’re starting to show signs of road rage. (more…)

Trending: Car Infotainment Systems

Let’s face it: mobile devices are a way of life. So is spending a large part of your wakeful hours in your car. People want and need to stay connected on the roadways, yet doing so by looking down to key in a phone number or type a text or check an email presents a HUGE safety risk to everyone on the road. That’s why automakers will continue to develop car infotainment systems that balance connectivity and safety.

Finding Your Road Tripping Pal

The open road…your favorite tunes blasting, your arm doing that cool wavy thing as it catches air currents out the open window, your body melding to the curves of your driver’s seat as you put more miles between you and the daily grind you left behind. What could be better?  (more…)

Summer-izing Your Car

It’s nearly June, ABQ drivers. We haven’t yet begun to feel the full heat we know is coming…and neither has your car. There’s still time to prepare! (more…)

Vacation Planning and Travel Safety


Vacations should be a time to kick back, relax and bask in the freedom from schedules and to-do lists. But if you start your vacation too early—before you plan, you may wind up feeling more stressed than before you left. (more…)