Among high-end luxury car buyers, BMW is considered to be one of the best cars on the market. The BMW slogan—“The Ultimate Driving Machine”—is well earned, thanks to the excellence of the German engineering they build into all their cars. This has been true ever since Bayerische Motoren Werke (“Bavarian Motor Works,” or BMW) first began manufacturing automobiles in 1928. Indeed, the quality of these vehicles is so high, and the engineering so precise, that it is practically mandatory that you bring your vehicle to a certified BMW body shop for repair in the event of a collision or damage from some other mishap.
As a Tesla certified body shop on Long Island, we at Keri Coach know the history of our cars—as well as the background of those who make them (at least the most interesting ones).
Meet Elon Musk
Did you know that not too long ago, Elon Musk, the genius technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer, not to mention CEO and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors), used to sleep on a beanbag in his office in Palo Alto and showered at the YMCA! But at 27 years of age, he became a dotcom millionaire. Yet now, as of November 2021, Musk is likely the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of over US$300 billion.
His success and challenges—PayPal, Space X, SolarCity, and Tesla, to name just a few—as well as his fascination with Mars, have been documented in much detail over the past few decades.
Kia car owners love their cars—and for several good reasons. Let’s start with this: for five consecutive years (2015–2019), J.D. Power has recognized Kia as the highest-ranked mass-market brand in initial quality. Kia continues to win awards from J.D. Power for quality, dependability, and performance. Here are five more reasons:
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Along the iconic Route 66, west of Flagstaff, Arizona, relics of the past—diners, gas stations, repair shops, vintage cars—are rooted in the arid landscape like resilient cacti. One can almost picture a grandma with coiffed hair, a bonnie Irish lass in her time, seated at a diner booth. Her husband, sitting opposite her with a cigarette dangling between his lips, casts a suspicious glance across the street at the burly mechanic tinkering with his baby—a flame-red 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible.
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Permitting a mechanic to repair a work of art on wheels requires trust. For over 35 years, Keri Coach Works has provided all types of auto body and collision services on Long Island. There’s a reason our auto body shop in Westbury enjoys such a stellar reputation. Keri Coach Works has a track record of excellent customer satisfaction because of our performance, knowledge, training, honesty, customer service, and on-time delivery.
“Mr. Brown does not have a lot in common with Edmond Kirsch, the futurologist and entrepreneur of his book, but they do share a car: the Tesla Model X, the least expensive version of which costs about $80,000. Among other things, it can drive and park itself.”
From “The World According to Dan Brown”
by Sarah Lyall
(New York Times, Sept. 30, 2017)
Author Dan Brown is best known for the depiction of a memorable protagonist, Robert Langdon, a Harvard University professor of religious symbology and iconology. The professor appears in five of Brown’s fast-paced, bestselling novels. In Origin (2017), Robert Langdon—who possesses the mind of a nuclear physicist and the sensibilities of a secret agent—finds himself in a self-driving Tesla in Spain while on an urgent quest.
Knowing that Tesla cars are electric vehicles, the alert reader may wonder: If you find yourself in an unfamiliar city or region with a Tesla, how would you know where to recharge it? It’s not a far-fetched question. But not to worry. Tesla and Elon Musk have thought of that. The Tesla’s on-board computer is GPS-aware and will find the closest Supercharger or Destination Charger station for you!
The Autobahn in Germany—full name Bundesautobahn, which translates as “federal motorway”—has no speed limits for extensive stretches of asphalt. Cars are known to reach astonishing speeds of over 190 mph. It takes a dynamic automobile, like a BMW 440x, to accomplish such feats. While thrill-seekers on the autobahn do not earn glistening trophies or champagne showers, pleasure and pride are their coveted accolades.
Driving a safe, high-end vehicle like a BMW or a Tesla does not require the acumen and training of an astronaut captaining a SpaceX rocket. Instead, in most modern-day vehicles the sophisticated computers and software, hybrid fuel configurations, and state-of-the-art built-in diagnostic and calibration systems function autonomously or can be operated with a mere push of a button, or even just a simple voice command. However, these complex, automated operations are akin to synapses in the human brain—easily susceptible to disruption when some other part of the car is damaged.
What if? Two simple words. But when combined, the possibilities are endless. This thought is at the core of every BMW innovation. And it’s led our engineers to develop everything from industry leading mobility solutions to impressive technology and a state-of-the-art driving experience.
Ever since they first started producing automobiles in 1928, Bayerische Motoren Werke (“Bavarian Motor Works,” or BMW) has been known for the excellence of the German engineering they build into all their cars. BMW owners are familiar with the singular sensation of driving a BMW: behind the wheel, they sense this luxury brand just feels different. Anyone who drives a BMW simply knows without a doubt they are driving a BMW. The experience can best be summed up in the BMW slogan: The Ultimate Driving Machine.
But what happens if your vehicle is involved in a vehicular mishap and gets damaged? Sure, car accidents happen. But a collision shouldn’t permanently deprive you of the joy of driving your BMW. That’s why it’s important to choose the right repair shop! When it comes to restoring your vehicle to its original specifications, BMW’s network of Certified Collision Repair Centers knows no equal.
You know what to expect when driving a BWM. If you live in Long Island and choose Keri Coach Works to repair your vehicle, here is what you can expect.
From the symmetry of their Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system to the layout of the unique horizontal Boxer engine to the abundance of advanced safety systems, every Subaru vehicle is designed from the ground up to deliver the best driving experience possible. The infographic below will give you just a taste of the advanced features you will find in Subaru vehicles.
When it comes to vehicle quality, INFINITI is a brand that’s recognized around the world as the epitome of luxury. Combining advanced mechanics with high-end amenities, INFINITI models embody the zenith of style, safety, comfort, and drivability.
Luxury—that is why you chose INFINITI, isn’t it? When it comes specifically to technology, the brand is a leader in many aspects that make it appealing to drivers and passengers alike. And you’d be hard-pressed to pick out which of its advanced luxury features is your favorite:
- The car’s Intelligent Key technology, which automatically unlocks the vehicle when it detects the key is nearby?
- The Forward Emergency Braking system, prevents fender-benders by calculating the distance between the car and the vehicle in front of it?
- The Around View Monitor technology, which irtually eliminates all blind spots for the driver?
- Direct Adaptive Steering, a feature that allows the driver to choose one of three steering modes best suited for the situation?
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- InTouch Services, which can help vehicle owners remember appointments or automatically call for help in the event of an accident?
But…but…what if the unthinkable happens? What if, in spite of all those advanced safety and driver-assist features like the InTouch system, your INFINITI vehicle is somehow damaged in a collision or other unexpected mishap? Who will you call to repair it?
Fender-benders and other types of auto body collision damage can’t always be prevented. But when they happen, don’t settle for anything less than excellence in having it repaired.
At Keri Coach Works, we strive every day to demonstrate our dedication to excellence in service to all our customers in Long Island, New York. One way we do this is by constantly staying abreast of the speed-of-light technological changes that are the hallmark of today’s automobile manufacturing industry. Thorough and ongoing training in the tools and materials needed to repair damage to vehicles involved in auto collisions is how we meet that goal. As our business has grown, so has the number of industry certifications we have earned. This infographic provides a handy guide to the types of vehicle makes/models our professional service technicians are qualified to repair.
(Click on this image to download a printable PDF of our Auto Collision Repair Certification Guide infographic.)