Having been in the autobody repair business for over 35 years, Keri Coach Works has seen its fair share of Ford trucks, including F-150s. The first ever Ford truck, the Model TT, was unveiled over 100 years ago, in 1917. They have always been popular, and Ford has not stopped building them. Here is what that first Ford truck looked like:
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:
Designed by Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer, the BMW headquarters building in Munich, Germany, suggests the shape of four vertical cylinders in a car engine, while the neighboring museum structure represents a cylinder head. For almost 50 years this skeuomorphic high-rise has stood as an architectural landmark in the Bavarian capital, paying homage to the petrol-fueled engineering that drove the company’s success and made it one of the premier luxury and high-performance automakers in the world. At this legendary location, new BMW buyers receive the royal treatment, complete with airport pickup, a four-course meal prepared by celebrated chef Bobby Brauer, a tour of the BMW museum and assembly line, an interactive experience of the futuristic technology in the pipeline, and a full tank of gas when they drive away in their freshly minted BMW.
In case you hadn’t noticed, gone are the days of the corner gas station with one skilled mechanic who “does it all.” The fast pace of technological change in the auto industry, especially in areas of innovation such as fabrication materials, safety, and computer diagnostics has rendered such quaint throwbacks obsolete. Today, the best “mechanics” are really now service technicians with expertise in electronics, plastics, metallurgy, structural engineering, cost estimating, refinishing, and insurance and other related skills.
Since different car manufacturers nowadays use different technologies and material mixes in the vehicles they produce, these service technicians obviously must face the challenge of becoming knowledgeable in working with those technologies and the recommended repair procedures specific to each make and model.
Can you imagine a greater contrast than that between vehicles from Ford Motors and those from Tesla, Inc.? With the dates of their respective foundings (1903 and 2003) separated by exactly 100 years, the two companies together in many respects encapsulate the full gamut of vehicle design and engineering evolution since the beginning of the automobile industry to the present day.
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.
You may or may not know that Japanese car maker Honda also owns the Acura brand. That being the case, it should come as no surprise that, superficially at least, the Honda and Acura lineups bear some striking similarities. Indeed, some people say they are indistinguishable. Though Acura cars incorporate some of the same parts used in equivalent Honda models, and are manufactured to Honda levels of quality, the main difference is that Hondas are built for functionality whereas Acuras are built for luxurious comfort. Thus, Acura offers features not automatically available in Honda cars, such as more built-in entertainment options and power seats that can be heated or cooled.