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For Collision Repair, Why Select a Certified Subaru Body Shop?

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If the unthinkable happens and your vehicle is damaged in a collision or other mishap, Subaru owners need to be aware that fixing the damage isn’t just a matter of making cosmetic repairs to the surface. The resale value and, more importantly, the safety of the vehicle are highly dependent on who makes the repair, and how well.

Subarus are design and engineering marvels. Depending on the severity of the damage, the functionality, drivability, and safety features of the vehicle can be compromised. That is why it is always a good idea to have certified Subaru body shop look at any damage, no matter how seemingly minor. That way, at the very least, you will preserve your vehicle’s factory warranty.

Unique EV Features That Only Certified Tesla Auto Shops Can Tackle

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We will begin this blog on Tesla auto shops by talking about the vehicle brand’s eponymous tutelary genius. In the span of an astonishing yet under-appreciated career, it is well known that Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla achieved a number of remarkable “firsts”:

  • First to invent the alternating current (AC) motor
  • First to develop AC generation and transmission technology
  • First to file a U.S. patent (in 1884) for the electric arc lamp
  • First to invent the Tesla coil, an induction device widely used in radio technology and for creating artificial lightning
  • First to speculate that a very strong high-frequency signal might be used to develop a radar system (later inspiring Émile Girardeau, who helped develop France’s first radar system in the 1930s)
  • First to install water-driven power machinery at Niagara Falls, which carried electricity to Buffalo by 1896
  • First to photograph a subject (his friend Mark Twain) lit by phosphorescent light
  • Tesla may well have produced the first x-ray photo (before Wilhelm Röntgen!) in the U.S. when he attempted to use a vacuum tube to obtain that aforementioned image of Mark Twain.
  • While Tesla did not invent fluorescent or neon lights, he did creat the first neon sign.
  • He also built a wireless-controlled boat, one of the first-ever exhibited.

The Most Common Types of Collision Damage a BMW Auto Shop Encounters

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Ask any BMW owner to describe in one word the #1 reason why they prefer to drive that make of car, odds are they will answer with the word: Performance. Which should come as no surprise. Inside and outside, the vehicle is meticulously engineered. When you sit down in the driver’s seat, it just feels right. After that, once you’ve started it up and begin driving, you immediately begin to notice those little pleasing performance features that make driving a BMW so special. The responsive feel of the steering wheel is a case in point. The car turns exactly as you expect it, due in part to the vehicle’s exquisitely balanced weight distribution, which makes the car’s performance feel predictable, stable, and safe when turning.

Then ask that same driver to describe—in one word—how they themselves feel when driving a BMW, and odds are they will tell you it feels fun. From the comfort of the seats, to the smooth and predictable turning, to the quietness of the ride, to the countless little amenities, and much, much more, everything about BMW screams FUN!

Auto Body Shop Customers Ask the Age-old Question:
When Will Cars Be Able to Repair Themselves?

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We sit in the darkness, clutching our popcorn bags and staring up at the silver screen, watching two cars chase each other through the city. Around corners, down long expanses of road, past cowed pedestrians, over sidewalks they fly. Will they crash? Will they survive? What lunatic drives like that?!

The answers depend on the movie. In the 1968 film Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen, a famed 13-minute chase scene through the streets of San Francisco involves a 1968 green Ford Mustang and 1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T. They end up on a rural stretch of road, banging into each other, and the Mustang gets shot through the windshield. In the end, though, it’s the Charger that gets the worst of it, going up in a ball of flame after crashing into a gas station. Eighty cars were destroyed in the making of the film. But that level of destruction doesn’t quite live up to the Blues Brothers sequel (2000), which crashed a total of 105 cars.

The Sheer Pleasure of—BMW Certified Body Shop Repair

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Although this blog is really about getting your BMW repaired at a BMW certified body shop like Keri Coach Works, it really won’t make much sense unless you know what it’s like to drive a BMW. But here are some clues.

If you were to ask any BMW owner to characterize the driving experience in their German-made vehicle using just a single word, chances are that word would be “joy.” As it happens, the way to say “joy” in German is with the word Freude—which also happens to be one of the main components of the car company’s 57-year-old slogan, “Freude am fahren.” It’s a slogan with staying power, since it has been translated into numerous languages, including:

  • English: “Sheer driving pleasure”
  • French: “Le plaisir de conduire
  • Italian: “Piacere di guidare
  • Spanish: “El placer de conducer
  • Romanian: “Placerea de a conduce
  • Etc.

A Ford-certified Auto Body Repair Shop Looks Back on the Evolution of the F-150 Truck [Infographic]

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:

Certified BMW Body Shop Repairs Aren’t Just for Accident Damage [Infographic]

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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.

Tesla Certified Body Shop Heralds 2022!

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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

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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.

Our BMW Certified Body Shop Ramps Up to Service New EVs

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BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany
BMW Headquarters, Munich, Germany

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.