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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Why Should You Regularly Schedule General Car Care Service? We’ll Tell You Why…

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.

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4 Ways You Can Preserve Your Vehicle’s Paint

Your car is an investment, and you want to keep your car’s paint looking good-as-new for as long as possible. But life’s every-day doesn’t make that task simple. As car repair specialists, Quanz Auto Care is here to help you with a few pointers to help you keep your car’s paint shiny and new!

  • Be gentle

Your car’s paint job is made to stand up to a lot of abuse. But over time, small rocks, rubs, scrapes and even sunlight can cause your car’s paint to look less than its best.

There’s no way to avoid all paint-damaging hazards, but one of the most important things you can do is to avoid rough roads, gravel roads and construction zones as much as possible. (Although, who isn’t already trying to stay away from construction zones, right?) Keeping on smooth, clear roads will dramatically decrease the amount of debris you encounter, which reduces the overall amount of damage your paint sustains.

  • Keep it covered

Much like photos and fabric, your car’s paint will fade and crack from exposure to UV rays. Keeping your vehicle covered is the best protection.

Ideally, keeping your car covered means parking it in a garage or carport. Under shade is good, but be aware that trees introduce other paint hazards—like sap, perching birds and falling branches.

  • Wash carefully and regularly

To keep your car’s paint looking fresh and new, wash gently. Use detergent formulated for cars and soft, clean sponges to wash and a clean chamois and microfiber towels to dry.

Make sure you wash your car either in the shade or on a cloudy day. Mineral deposits from water drops left to dry can also cause damage to paint. And wash often (but not too often—we recommend once every three months) because dirt left too long on a car invites further damage.

  • Choose the right repair shop

Repairing a vehicle’s paint is as much an art as a science. If you take your car in for repair because it doesn’t look good, you don’t want it leaving with the same problem.

Choosing the right repair shop can mean the difference between a lousy paint job, good-looking paint job that only lasts for a few weeks and a durable, great-looking paint job. To get the latter, bring it to Quanz. Whether your paint just needs some touch-ups or requires serious repair, our certified technicians will take your vehicle through a quality-controlled, eco-friendly process to make it look as good-as-new! Contact us today!

Ways Routine Car Maintenance Can Save You Money

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

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Rotating & Balancing Your Tires

Much of your safety on the road is determined by “where the rubber meets the road.” So, for optimal safety, you need to make sure that your tires are in good condition and responsive to your steering command, and that takes a number of tire and wheel maintenance practices—wheel alignment, tire tread checks and tire rotation and balancing.

A Quick Guide to Comprehensive Wheel and Tire Maintenance

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How Much Should You Pay for Routine Maintenance and Repair?

You’re not made of money, so you don’t want to have to pay more than you have to for routine vehicle maintenance and common repairs. At the same time, you do not want to set yourself up for trouble down the road because of sub-standard work or materials.

If you’re not in the industry, it can be hard to know what a fair price for any service is, especially because advertised specials or high-volume shops can create some big price differences.

Here’s a quick guide for fair market pricing for quality maintenance and repair services (most of which are available at Quanz Auto Body). Continue reading How Much Should You Pay for Routine Maintenance and Repair?

Effective DIY Maintenance—What You Really Need to Do to Extend Your Vehicle’s Useful Life

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

Why Routine Maintenance Is So Important for a New Car

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

We do MUCH More Than Talk-the-Talk

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

Advantages of Fleet Maintenance

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.

Preventative Maintenance

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