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Looking for an Auto Body Shop on Long Island? Why You Should Choose Keri Coach Works

Corvette Convertible at vintage service station on Route 66

↑ No, that’s not us!


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.

↓ This is us!

Keri Coach Works storefront

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.

Our Westbury Tesla Repair Shop Presents: A Guide to Charging Stations on Long Island

Red Tesla charging

“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!

Why Certification Matters When It Comes to Auto Body Repairs

Autobahn

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.

BMW Certified Auto Body Repair: What You Can Expect from Keri Coach Works

BMW logo

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.

BMW steering wheelEver 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.

Six Amazing Subaru Design and Safety Features

Subaru in showroom

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.

Meet Keri Coach Works—an INFINITI-certified Auto Body Shop in Westbury, NY

INFINITI showroom car

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?

Keri Coach Works Auto Body Repair Certification Guide [Infographic]

Auto repair tools

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.)

Auto Body Shop Collision Repair Certification: What It Means

Interior of Keri Coach Works Body Shop in Westbury, NY

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives—choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
—Aristotle


In any field of human endeavor, certain principles of excellence remain constant. These include:

  • Love what you do.
  • Knowledge is power.
  • Build on your experience.
  • Competence is an endless quest.
  • Improve your craft daily.
  • Never stop learning.

Striving to achieve these principles is what sets successful individuals and businesses apart from all the others. This truth applies to all types of work, whether you are a custodial worker, a heart surgeon, or the CEO of Fortune 500 company.

And in this age of super-specialization, it especially applies to today’s auto body collision repair shops. Long gone are the days when any reasonably competent mechanic could repair a damaged vehicle of any make and model. Nowadays, the sheer variety of technologies, materials, engineering, and even software that goes into building 21st-century cars makes such generalized knowledge less than useless.

At Keri Coach Works, we strive every day to demonstrate our dedication to excellence in service to all our customers. To that end, we have built our business by investing in the right tools and the proper training for all our collision repair technicians, so they are able to bring your damaged vehicle back to like-new condition—without compromising safety, warranty, or resale value.

As of now, the number of vehicle makes/models that we are qualified and certified to repair has grown to include the following.

Subaru Certified: Why It Matters

Subaru showroom vehicle

A body shop is a body shop is a body shop. Right? Wrong! As with any human skill, levels of expertise and experience will vary from shop to shop and from individual to individual. Some mechanics are just better at it than others; and the collective skill of all the mechanics working at a single facility can vary—often significantly—from one to the other.

Interior of Keri Coach Works Body Shop in Westbury, NY
Keri Coach Works, Westbury, NY

Similarly, a car is a car is a car. Right?! Wrong again! A long time ago, in an automotive galaxy far, far away, when the car industry was relatively young, one vehicle was more or less indistinguishable from another. Sure, some makes and models were simply better than others right off the assembly line. Some were known for their superior performance on the road, while others could boast about their extra-eyecatching stylish or sporty looks no matter where they were.

But aesthetics and engineering aside, underneath it all most automobiles could be characterized as “generic”: that is, they were all basically a collection of seats inside a box bolted to a chassis mounted on a set of four wheels—a self-motile machine equipped with lights and mirrors, propelled by a petroleum-fueled internal combustion engine, and controlled by a steering wheel, gear shift, gas-pedal, and brake. If it broke down, was involved in a collision, or otherwise damaged in some way far away from the dealer from which it was first purchased, no problem! Pretty much any competent mechanic could fix it. And if it needed new parts, again no problem: a good many of those parts were more or less standard and interchangeable from one make/model to another, and could easily be obtained from any well-stocked auto parts supplier.

Well, those days are long past.

The ABCs of Auto Body Shop Cleanrooms

Aluminum Auto Body
Aluminum Auto Body
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“Precaution is better than cure.”
— Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634)

When deciding on an auto body shop to service your damaged automobile, two of the most important factors to take into consideration are:

  • Quality of workmanship
  • Workplace safety

While these twin factors may seem quite different and apart, in reality they go hand in hand; and the thing that unites them is a sense of clean, uncluttered orderliness within the shop. Nowadays, one of the surest signs of such orderliness is the presence of a cleanroom on the shop’s premises. Here’s why.