Automotive in Santa Fe

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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

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

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

With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.

7780 Enchanted Hills Blvd NE
Rio Rancho,
NM
US

Though virtually anything can fit in a car trunk—golf clubs, emergency flares, a bodybag filled with old clothes for donation—little can rival the echoing bass of an aftermarket stereo system. At Innovative Audio and Styling, technicians trick out trunks with high-quality speakers, carefully embedding them in the side wells to ensure that they leave enough cargo space without sacrificing a clear stereo sound. The same stylish yet practical mindset goes into the installation of every service, from remote-start systems and Bluetooth integration to headlight restoration and exterior styling.

6220 Edith Blvd NE
Albuquerque,
NM
US