Parking can be difficult around campus. On-campus parking permits are expensive, far from the center of campus, and there is usually a wait list for students. Visit the PATS website for up to date information on bus routes and schedules.
The UNM Police Department offers escort services to anyone needing to escort from an on-campus location to another on-campus location 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For an on-campus escort call Rio Metro offers a train that travels between Santa Fe north of Albuquerque and Belen south of Albuquerque several times daily.
The train is a great option for visiting places around Albuquerque with several stops as well as connections with local buses. Biking is a great way to get around campus and to and from campus if you live in the area. There are various streets with bike lanes or speed limits deed to optimize bike circulation.
Contact them for more information at or visit the Lobo Bike Shop. There are several bike shops in the UNM area where you can buy a new or used bike and where you can take your bike for maintenance.
There are also used bike auctions put on by the UNM police department in some Spring semesters. You might decide that buying a car is a great option for you.
It is important to do a lot of research about the type of car, price, and other factors such as car insurance or car maintenance. Driving schools charge a fee for their services, but they may be a necessary option if you do not know how to drive already.
Persons applying for a first-time drivera renewal or a replacement are issued a temporary while their regular is being processed and mailed. All services are offered at the Department of Motor Vehicle Department. Purchasing a Car: When purchasing a used car always thoroughly investigate the condition of the car ask to take it to a mechanic for a check-up and bargain for the best price. The driver's process requires taking a "written" knowledge test.
Prepare for your test by viewing the following helpful resources:.
Using the mobile app, riders can be connected with drivers who will pick them up and take them to their destination on demand. Both reservations and payment are done through the cell phone app.
For more information download the Uber or Lyft app. For longer term car rental such as to take a tripthere are several car rental companies to choose from that can be found online.
Most rental companies require renters to be 25 years old with a major credit card. Renting a car can be very affrodable in the U. You should plan on getting a New Mexico driver's and purchasing insurance before taking ownership of a car. Here is some advice that every buyer should know before purchasing an automobile. Before you start, please visit www. You have to do your homework on the car you would like to purchase. If you do not want to have to bargain or negotiate the price of the car, there are a few dealerships, such as CarMax and Houston Wholesale Cars that offer set prices for both new and used cars.
Find out how much you can afford.
Automobile Insurance In New Mexico, as in most US states, it is mandatory that all automobile operators carry proof of Liability Insurance for the automobile they are driving. You must supply proof of automobile insurance upon demand by any qualified state official. Insurance may be purchased from a of reputable companies which can be found online.
In New Mexico, as in most US states, it is mandatory that all automobile operators carry proof of Liability Insurance for the automobile they are driving. Never trust the advertisements without a phone. After you see a car you like, you can call the owner to get the Vehicle Identification or VIN a digit .
If it is a clean title, ask the owner if you can take a test drive and pay a mechanic to check it out. Shop around for and buy adequate insurance.
When you buy the car, the owner should give you the keys, any information on the car such as the user's manual and the Title of ownership to the car. The owner needs to the Title certificate of ownership over to you. To register the car and Title of ownership you will need to get an emissions test.
Check the yellow s for emissions testing locations. The University of New Mexico. Police Escort Service The UNM Police Department offers escort services to anyone needing to escort from an on-campus location to another on-campus location 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Exact change is required. Weekly or monthly bus passes can be purchased at various locations. Transfers can be used when changing buses or for return trips only during deated hour blocks usually there is a morning block and then an evening block ; ask the bus driver for a transfer when you get on the bus and ask when it expires.
Rapid Ride ABQ Ride Lines have a larger capacity twice the length of buses of other linesfaster service, fewer stops, and wireless internet on the bus, and cover most areas of interest in the city. Bicycles Biking is a great way to get around campus and to and from campus if you live in the area. A U-shaped lock is the only lock that can help to prevent bike theft. If possible, lock bike frame and tires together, and always take your bike seat with you if it is detachable. Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, and use lights on your bike and body at night.
Never lock your bike to a handrail for a ramp or door entrance as UNM Police will confiscate your bike. Bikes can be carried on all Albuquerque public buses. When the bus stops, place your bike on the front bike rack and then board the bus.
Be sure to watch your bike while on the bus so someone else does not take it when getting off the bus. Two Wheel Drive Inc. Remember not to make any payments online or before seeing the bike you are going to purchase. Cars and Automobiles You might decide that buying a car is a great option for you. Before visiting a dealership determine how much money you can afford to spend. Stick to your budget and shop around, many dealerships carry identical models.
Do not let dealers and salespeople impair your ability to make a rational decision. After deciding on a particular model, consult Kelley Blue Bookavailable in print or online. Cars Tips and Safety Parking and traffic tickets are issued frequently by the City of Albuquerque parking enforcement or police department.
If you get a ticket, you must pay it promptly in order to avoid increased fines, vehicle confiscations and even jail time. Car insurance is mandatory in New Mexico. While only liability insurance is required, it is a good idea to consider buying additional insurance coverage for cars of greater value.
There are many choices for car insurance, so you should shop around for the best price. Do your research online or call the agents for a free price quote for your car.
The amount you are willing to spend will affect your car coverage and deductible. If you have a car, keep your car doors locked when you are both in and out of it. When walking to your car, especially at night, have your car door key in your hand ready to unlock the door.
Get in quickly and lock the door. Never park in dark or isolated areas.
Practice Tests The driver's process requires taking a "written" knowledge test. Car Rental For longer term car rental such as to take a tripthere are several car rental companies to choose from that can be found online.
How to Purchase a Used Car How to Purchase a New Car Important Information Useful Tips How to Purchase a Used Car Find out how much you can afford Research the right car for you Find your car's value Contact and Communicate with a seller Get both safety and history information on the car Conduct a thorough inspection both inside and outside of the car Conduct a thorough test drive Assure quality: pay a mechanic to check the car Negotiate your best price depending on whether you are buying from a private party or a dealer. How to Purchase a New Car Know your shopping style Narrow down your shopping list Calculate what you can afford Do your research online Know when the price is right Understand the advantages of leasing vs.
Important Information Automobile Insurance In New Mexico, as in most US states, it is mandatory that all automobile operators carry proof of Liability Insurance for the automobile they are driving. Registration In New Mexico, as in most US states, it is mandatory that all automobile operators carry proof of Liability Insurance for the automobile they are driving.
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