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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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

Don’t Let Vehicle Damage Ruin Your Trip

There’s a lot of summer fun to be had outside, but most vacation and stay-cation destinations require driving to get there. That means that summer fun comes with the possibility of an accident. But an accident doesn’t have to ruin your trip. If you take the time to equip yourself with information about your insurance coverage and have the insurance claims management specialists at Quanz Auto Body to back you up, you can salvage your trip.

What You Need to Know before You Go

The best safeguard against accident-smashed vacation plans is knowledge of your insurance coverage. Before your leave home, review your auto insurance policy (call your agent if you have to) to find out: Continue reading Don’t Let Vehicle Damage Ruin Your Trip

DIY Vehicle Emergency Helps when You’re Out of Cell Range

What is summer vacation without outdoor adventures? It’s hardly a summer, right? If you are planning to exit the city and enjoy wide open spaces, make sure to pack the essentials in case you get stuck outside of cellular service areas.

Before You Leave, Pack…

A failure to plan is a plan for failure, so to make sure that you can make it to your destination and back, you must have the basic tools and supplies for emergency DIY roadside assistance.

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Planning a Road Trip? Did You…

For some people, vacations are not so much about the destination as the adventure in getting there. If your summer plans include a road trip, there are a few preparations you should make to ensure your car’s ready for the long journey ahead, such as: Continue reading Planning a Road Trip? Did You…

Summer’s Here! Time to Get On the Road!


Father teaching son to change the oil

With the end of the school year, the summer is the perfect time to get your teen behind the wheel of the family car. Teaching your teenager how to drive isn’t the only lesson you can offer; give them a little extra help and show them how to properly care for the family car!

The Importance of Oil Changes

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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

Dog is my Co-Pilot

Driving is a fun and relaxing way to spend some quality time with your pup. While you’re cruising, your dog takes in some new surroundings, smells the fresh air, sticks his head out the window, receives adoring looks by fellow motorists…AND he gets to hang out with his best friend? What a deal!  But, with that cute fur-ball in your backseat, it may be difficult to keep your full attention on the road. Because April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, we want to share some ways to keep both you and your animals safe in the unfortunate event of an automobile accident. Continue reading Dog is my Co-Pilot