Everything You Need to Know about Windshield Wipers in the Winter

Winter in Albuquerque can bring anything from cold rain to stinging sleet to snow-globe-like blizzard conditions. You just never know. But you need to be ready for any type of winter precipitation. That means you need the right wiper blades to keep your windshield clear of actual precipitation as well as the road-grime-slush ick that gets kicked up by other vehicles’ tires.

Before you head to your nearest auto parts store to get new blades, know your options and which ones are more likely to meet your needs.

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4-Item Winter Readiness Checklist

Winter is nearly here, so NOW is the time to get your car ready for winter weather conditions. We’ve created a brief checklist of the most important aspects of routine car maintenance that need to be tended to for optimal driving performance and comfort.

Battery

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Don’t Skip Winter Car Maintenance

winter road in the morning

Because winter driving conditions can make for more dangerous driving, you want to make sure your car can perform, even on snow and ice. You want to make sure it’s going to start reliably, too. Regular maintenance is the key, so make sure that you are still getting routine service done on your vehicle.

What’s Due?

Manufacturer service intervals do not wait for better weather. And as luck often has it, Continue reading Don’t Skip Winter Car Maintenance

Why Is My Car Heater Not Working?

Closeup photo of woman adjusting car conditioner temperature

If you are experiencing unpleasantly cold drives, there may be something wrong with your car’s heater. Fortunately, most issues are easy to troubleshoot, and the ASE-certified professionals at Quanz Auto Body can provide quality fixes.

How Does a Car Heater Work?

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Savvy Car Owners Do This…

Father teaching son to change the oil

As weather begins to cool and the holidays approach, savvy car owners know it’s time to prepare their vehicles for winter. That means doing more than kicking the tires and scheduling an oil change. To make sure your car is ready for driving during inclement weather, a number of major systems need inspection, and it never hurts to have a backup plan. Follow these tips from the pros at Quanz Auto Body to join the ranks of savvy ABQ drivers. Continue reading Savvy Car Owners Do This…

What You Need to Know About Your Car’s Coolant

Antifreeze, also known as coolant, is a bright liquid made of propylene glycol or ethylene glycol that mixes with water in your vehicle. Contrary to popular misconception, antifreeze isn’t just important during the winter: this liquid keeps your radiator from Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Car’s Coolant

Common Winter Car Problems

Winter poses unique risks to your vehicle. Not only do icy roads contribute to accidents, but the cold weather itself can cause damage to your car. In order to keep you protected until the warm weather returns, we’ve collected some of the most common causes of car trouble and damage in the winter – and some suggestions for prevention. Continue reading Common Winter Car Problems

Do You Really Need to Winterize Your Car?

When the weather starts to cool, you undoubtedly will come across tips and advice about “winterizing” your car. But here in Albuquerque, where winters are mild, is all of that really necessary? And do modern cars even need to be winterized? Let’s look at the facts so you can decide for yourself what your car really needs to stay safe on the road this winter. Continue reading Do You Really Need to Winterize Your Car?