Automotive in New Mexico

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So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.

After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.

4701 Paseo Del Norte NE
Albuquerque,
NM
US

Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.

4520 Arrowhead Ridge Drive Southeast
Rio Rancho,
NM
US

The Santa Fe Southern Railway revels in a rich history, one that commenced in the 1800s and was heralded in the Academy Award–winning Judy Garland song "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe". Connecting Santa Fe to the rest of the country, the train line helped to build the southwestern city's reputation as a great arts destination as it transported visitors and wanderlust-filled paintbrushes to the picturesque terrain. During regular expeditions to nearby Lamy, the railway continues to dazzle riders with sweeping vistas just outside the windows of vintage 1920s train cars, which each sport their own snack and drink bar.

410 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe,
NM
US

Rail riders chug through the scenic Rocky Mountains along the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad⎯the highest altitude and longest route traveled by an American coal-fired steam-operated train. Across 64 miles of track built in 1880, the iron horse chugs along at 15 miles per hour, winding through the Rocky Mountain air and presenting travelers with panoramic vistas. When voyaging from Chama, passengers pass through aspen trees and grassy hills on the way to the 10,015-foot high Cumbres Pass, where they drink in views of the entire Chama Valley and marvel at ant-sized humans transporting food to their queen. If leaving from Antonito, commuters cross over Ferguson's Trestle and a lava mesa before traversing the rim of the 800-foot-deep Toltec Gorge, passing through the mud tunnel, and bending around Phantom Curve.

500 Terrace Avenue
Chama,
NM
US

Techna Glass technicians deftly mend and replace damaged windshields with only auto-glass materials that meet or exceed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The team fills in nicks and cracks with rock chip repair, which restores auto-glass's structural integrity, or swaps out entire panes with windshield replacements built in Department of Transportation–approved manufacturing plants. Each windshield installed by Techna Glass comes with a lifetime warranty against defects and a yearlong guarantee against breakage caused by highway debris or a game of real-life pinball.

2915 Coors Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque,
NM
US

Techna Glass technicians deftly mend and replace damaged windshields with only auto-glass materials that meet or exceed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The team fills in nicks and cracks with rock chip repair, which restores auto-glass's structural integrity, or swaps out entire panes with windshield replacements built in Department of Transportation–approved manufacturing plants. Each windshield installed by Techna Glass comes with a lifetime warranty against defects and a yearlong guarantee against breakage caused by highway debris or a game of real-life pinball.

2400 Rio Rancho Boulevard Southeast
Rio Rancho,
NM
US