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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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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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?

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.

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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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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

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…