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General Motors Vehicle Brands [Infographic]

General Motors Car Brands

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.

Ford vs. Tesla [Infographic]

Ford Truck and Tesla Cybertruck

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.

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.

Honda versus Acura [Infographic]

Honda and Acura automobiles

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.

Hyundai versus Kia [Infographic]

Hyundai and Kia automobiles

Most automobile afficionados know that Hyundai and Kia are both South Korean car companies. They may also know that Hyundai is a part-owner of Kia, as a result of the latter’s 2007 bankruptcy. It should come as no surprise, then, that comparable models of each car maker share similar if not identical basic body structures. And while Kia does still operate independently and has a separate design workshop, marketing, and branding, both companies offer the same 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

Stop Skidding Around [Infographic]

Car skidding on snowy road

To everything
There is a season
And a time to every purpose
under heaven…

— Pete Seeger (“Turn! Turn! Turn!”)


It’s embarrassing to admit, but we really wish we had no customers. We would happily find a new line of work if their cars were, miraculously, no longer subject to dents, dings, and more serious damage. Regrettably, despite drivers’ best efforts and all the high-tech anti-collision gadgetry built into today’s automobiles, they still get involved in fender benders, sideswipes, smashups, and other types of accidents. And these accidents occur at all times of year. Every season has its special road hazards that drivers should be aware of. These include, for example:

  • Spring: newly active animals, a flurry of bicyclists on the road, sudden hailstorms, and unexpected potholes
  • Summer: busy construction zones, tire blowouts due to heat, more motorcyclists on the road, and sun glare
  • Fall: increased driving in the dark, more deer out during mating season, and pockets of fog and frost

5 Essential Items to Keep in Your Car [Infographic]

Emergency Road Sign

While on the road, everyone hopes and expects that the journey will be uneventful. And most of the time, it is. But every now and then, no matter how careful the driver, they may find themselves involved in a fender-bender, collision, or other highway mishap. In that case, if the damaged vehicle is at all still drivable, try to maneuver it as far as possible off to the side of the road, away from any passing traffic. Safety first!

Then call for help (almost everybody nowadays owns a cell phone, so that should be the easy part). If the incident occurs in a populated area, you should have no trouble summoning whatever emergency assistance is needed, along with a tow (if necessary) to a nearby service station or certified auto body repair shop (like Keri Coach Works). In more remote areas, however, you may end up having to wait a while for help to arrive.

In either case, it is a good driver safety practice to always be prepared for any eventuality. That means making sure your vehicle is stocked with certain useful things that you may need in an emergency situation. The infographic below will serve as a checklist of the most essential items all drivers should keep in their car at all times in the event of an accident.

(Click on this image to download a printable PDF of the infographic.)

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.)

Springtime Is Tire Time—for Driver Safety! [Infographic]

Painted car tire with flowers growing inside

Spring has sprung at last. Snow is melting, sap is running, birds are singing—and beautiful potholes are blooming in our roads all across the land.

Winter is rough not just on roads but on tires as well. What with sand, salt, brutal temperature swings, bouts of liquid and frozen precipitation, and the resulting unexpected divots dotting public thoroughfares, tires can get worn down, damaged, deteriorated, and badly deflated. Thankfully, summer is just around the corner.

We at Keri Coach Works are always ready to repair any dents or dings your vehicle may sustain from auto collisions. But we would much rather that it wasn’t involved in an accident in the first place. Regular maintenance is the #1 step all vehicle owners should take for safe, incident-free driving. And when the vernal equinox rolls around, the most important preventative care you can do involves your tires. To that end, we offer this handy springtime guide to seasonal tire maintenance.