Safe winter driving doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of an attentive, skilled driver in control of a well-maintained vehicle that has been prepared for seasonal road conditions. Essential to that preparation is ensuring you have the right tires.Continue reading What You Need to Know about Tires for Safe Winter Driving
If you haven’t already made the switch from your all-season tires to winter tires, get into Quanz Auto Body for new “shoes.” Here’s why…
All-Season Are not for All Seasons
Despite their name, all-season tires are Continue reading Is It Time to Switch to Winter Tires?
Tires are one of the most important safety features on a car. All the anti-lock brakes and collision detection systems will be useless if there are bald tires. To keep from getting into a dangerous situation, make sure to follow these simple tire maintenance guidelines: Continue reading Tire Care: What You Need to Know
Having a tire blow out can be an extremely dangerous situation, especially if you’re driving at high speeds on a freeway. They can also cause a lot of damage to your vehicle, and potentially someone else’s vehicle. There are steps that you can take to prevent a blow out before one even happens, including: Continue reading How to Avoid a Tire Blow Out
We all know how the story goes. You get a flat, put on your spare and drive off. Sometimes, people even forget that the spare tire is there instead of the real tire. Unfortunately, using a spare tire for too long can cause your car damage and put you in a risky situation. So, how long should you drive your car with your spare before it’s absolutely necessary to switch it out for a new tire?
It’s time to talk about one of the most potentially damaging aspects of the road: potholes. With more and more potholes being found on our roads here in Albuquerque, the more potential there is for damage to be caused to cars and trucks. AAA estimates that drivers spend nearly $5 million every year repairing and replacing parts that were damaged because of a pothole. Continue reading The Danger of Potholes
The dangers of driving in dangerous conditions, such as high winds, can never be overstated. Driving in these conditions are far worsened when the tires that you have on your vehicle lack the proper amount of tread to provide the friction with the ground that you need to drive safely. So how do you know when you need to replace the tires that you have on your vehicle? Continue reading When Should You Replace Worn Tires?
Temperatures are cold in Albuquerque. When the temperature drops, people put on coats, scarves and gloves to protect themselves against the cold weather. Just as you prepare yourself for the cold weather, your car needs to be prepared for the dip in temperature. Although we don’t recommend buying scarves and gloves for your car (we don’t think that would help ;)), there are steps that you can take to ensure your car functions properly during the winter months.
You’re driving along the freeway, when you notice that your car is constantly pulling to the right. Every couple of seconds, you have to turn your wheel to maintain your lane. What’s going on? Most likely, your wheels may be misaligned. Continue reading Why Alignment Matters
You already know that properly inflated tires help you maximize your fuel economy. And you already know that tires with adequate tread are important to safe driving, but do you know how important? According to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire failures may contribute to about 400 fatalities each year. Continue reading Put Your Tires to the Test