How to Prevent Paint Discoloration and Fading

Thanks to New Mexico’s intense sunshine, everywhere youlook, you’re bound to see cars with flaking, fading spots (usually on the roofand hood). While you may think, “Thank goodness that’s not my car,” your carisn’t immune to discoloration and fading. However, there are measures you cantake to prevent paint discoloration and fading, so your car continues to looknew(er).

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What Protects Your Vehicle’s Paint Better: Wax or Sealant?

You want toprotect your vehicle’s paint. You wash your car regularly, keep it out of thesun and protect it from the elements. But when it comes to wax or sealant,which will better help you protect your vehicle’s paint?

To answer thequestion, we first have to look at what wax and sealant are.

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Why Is My Car Paint Peeling…And What Can I Do to Protect My Paint?

You love yourcar, and you take pains to make sure it looks good inside and out. But what’sthat you see—peeling paint? The horror!

But why is your paint peeling? And, is thereanything you can do about it?

Sit back andlet the pros at Quanz Auto Body  demystify peeling paint.

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3 Ways You Can Increase the Longevity of Your Vehicle

Cars are asignificant investment, and you want to get the most for your money. The bestway to maximize the value of your investment is to make sure your vehicle lastsas long as possible. Fortunately, a vehicle’s useful life is not just a matterof change. There are a number of ways you can extend your car’s longevity, andour top there are:

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3 Reasons You Should Repair Dents ASAP

There are a great many fender benders that never get reported and vehicles never taken to the shop because they do not affect drivability. Many of them are in places you don’t often look on your car, so they may be out of sight, out of mind. But leaving dent repair for later could cost you. The I-CAR Gold Class technicians at Quanz Auto Body recommend getting dents repaired ASAP because: Continue reading 3 Reasons You Should Repair Dents ASAP

How to Avoid Scratching Your Car

We think it may just be coded in human DNA to want to take care of your car, at least its appearance. At the very least, that means avoiding scratches to keep the paint and clear coat intact.

Obviously, avoiding scratches means avoiding contact with sharp objects, like keys, guard rails, other cars, etc. But a lot of scratches come from less obvious sources. To really avoid scratching your car, here’s what you should/should not be doing. Continue reading How to Avoid Scratching Your Car

How to Know When Your Vehicle Needs an Oil Change

Ideally, you know your vehicle needs an oil change when you’ve reached the date or mileage on the windshield sticker from your last oil change. But, stickers get smudged or removed, people get busy, and all of a sudden, your vehicle may be well overdue for an oil change. If you have no handy sticker or built-in maintenance light to prompt you to visit Quanz Auto Body for an oil change, there are other ways you can tell the time has come. Continue reading How to Know When Your Vehicle Needs an Oil Change

3 Engine Sounds You Should NEVER Ignore

mechanicalYou do not have to be a car expert to know that your engine is crucial and that engine repair is expensive. So, you don’t want to put off engine maintenance, especially if you are noticing a few characteristic engine sounds.

Transmission Slipping

Whether your vehicle is a standard or automatic, your transmission controls which gear your vehicle is in, and the gear your vehicle is in affects power, speed and fuel efficiency. If your transmission is slipping, your vehicle may Continue reading 3 Engine Sounds You Should NEVER Ignore