Road Tripping This Summer? Do These Five Things First

If you’re anything like us, the thought of boarding an airplane during these confusing and fearful times make you a bit…squeamish. Yet, you don’t want to (and you shouldn’t) let fear keep you home all summer. Do things the old-school way and hit the road. To make your road trip as carefree and enjoyable as possible, though, keep these five tips in mind.

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5 Best Vacations Within Driving Distance of Albuquerque

If you’re like most Albuquerque residents, COVID-19 has got you feeling more stir crazy than the winter. Now that the world is beginning to slowly reopen, you may wish to get out and do something; however, you might not be ready to hop on a plane just yet. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Albuquerque happens to be conveniently located in the midst of dozens of awe-inspiring destinations that you can easily reach by car. Check out our top five favorite destinations below.

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How to Pack the Perfect Road Trip Kit

When most people think of road trips, they think of carefree, plan-free, spur-of-the-moment getaways. While it’s nice to think that anybody can just hop in their car, pick a direction and drive toward a thrilling adventure, it doesn’t really happen that way … At least, for most people it doesn’t. Most road trips, even if they are last minute, require some planning and consideration. While you can find planning tips in our recent blog, Road Tripping This Summer? Do These Five Things First, this one will teach you how to back the perfect road trip kit.

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Tips on Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Teaching a teen driving lessons can be stressful for parents, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips courtesy of your friends at Quanz Auto Body.

Tips on Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Getting a license for the first time is very exciting for teens. However, as a parent of a new teen driver, you’re probably approaching the situation a lot more cautiously.

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Adaptive Cruise Control: What Is it and How Does It Work?

When shopping around for new or used vehicles, you’ll hear a lot of terms and phrases that are unfamiliar to you. One such term is “adaptive cruise control.” A dealer may say this term with confidence and like it is the ultimate selling point of a vehicle in which you’re interested, but, if you’re like most shoppers, it means nothing to you. Before you fall for a lengthy pitch on all the benefits of a new car model, educate yourself on what each term means and whether or not it’s really worth the extra cost.

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Vehicle Maintenance Before Holiday Travel: What You Need To Know

Toothpaste? Check. Pajamas? Check. Phone charger? Check. There are dozens of things for which travelers check and re-check before heading out on a road trip, yet many fail to check the one thing that matters most: The condition of their vehicle. Holiday travel can be dangerous for a number of reasons, the two biggest of which include crowded roads and inclement weather conditions. If your vehicle isn’t prepared for either, you may find yourself and your family in a precarious situation. Before you put your car in drive, perform a complete maintenance inspection to ensure you reach your final destination without a hitch.

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Planning the Perfect Road Trip

What makes the perfect road trip is highly subjective. For some people, it means having a great vacation destination. For others, the ultimate playlist…or your best buddies…or just your furry friend as your copilot. But here at Quanz Auto Body, the perfect road trip is one the ends with you safely at your destination and your car in good condition. Second best is a road trip where you’re prepared for any mishaps along the way.

The perfect road trip starts with some planning and a visit to your ASE-certified technicians at Quanz before hitting the road.

The Perfect Road Trip Packing List

The key to the perfect road trip is to be ready for small hiccups so that they do not become major disasters. So, you need to have first aid, safety and vehicle maintenance basics at the ready. At minimum, make sure you have packed: Continue reading Planning the Perfect Road Trip

Is Your Car Ready for Holiday Travel?

If you are sticking close to the greater Albuquerque area for the holidays, chances are you won’t run into severe winter weather. But many Albuquerque residents are transplants who will return to their childhood stomping grounds in chillier parts of the country. If you’re making that trip in your car, make sure your vehicle is ready for harsher winter driving conditions. Here’s how: Continue reading Is Your Car Ready for Holiday Travel?

Vacation Prep: Get There and Back in One Piece

You want your vacation to be memorable for all the right reasons, and that doesn’t include unexpected car troubles, car accidents or other types of emergencies. While you can’t control everything, proper planning can go a long way to preventing unwanted hassles and tragedies. So, if you’re planning to take to the road for your summer vacation, we have a few tips.

Prepare Your Car for Your Travel and Destination

Travel throughout the US has the potential to take you through the blistering heat of southern Texas or the likes of Death Valley as well as unseasonably cool Pacific Northwest where mountain camping could very well see snow. You need to make sure your car is prepared for the Continue reading Vacation Prep: Get There and Back in One Piece