3 Ways You Can Increase the Longevity of Your Vehicle

Cars are a significant investment, and you want to get the most for your money. The best way to maximize the value of your investment is to make sure your vehicle lasts as long as possible. Fortunately, a vehicle’s useful life is not just a matter of change. There are a number of ways you can extend your car’s longevity, and our 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

The Right Way to Use Your High Beams

With fall comes longer nights—i.e., more time when you need to use your headlamps…and your brights. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t know the proper etiquette when using high beams, causing eye discomfort, creating visibility issues and increasing overall risk on the roadways. So, here’s a quick reminder… Continue reading The Right Way to Use Your High Beams

No Child Left Behind: Tips to Remember Backseat Passengers

We’ve not felt the last of summer’s heat, and you know that however hot it is outside, it’s even hotter in your car. That makes your car’s cabin a dangerous place for small children and pets. Stories about children dying because they’ve been left behind in a hot car are heartbreaking, in part, because they are completely preventable. To effectively prevent tragedy, consider these strategies: Continue reading No Child Left Behind: Tips to Remember Backseat Passengers

Safe Driving Tips for Monsoon Season

Monsoon season is in full swing, and once it’s over, winter snowfall will be on its heels. So, there’s a lot of wet-weather driving in store for Albuquerque. If not navigated carefully, wet roads could lead you to our garage for collision repair. To keep you safe and your car undamaged, follow these driving tips: Continue reading Safe Driving Tips for Monsoon Season