• by Montgomery Miller
  • July 6th, 2017

Finding the Best Body Shop
for Your Vehicle

Just over a year ago, we published our first blog, How To Choose A Collision Repair Shop, to help our followers understand the importance of choosing wisely when it comes to the repair of your vehicle following a collision.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • June 14th, 2017

Where the Rubber Really Meets the Road

Many of us will be hitting the road this summer. Some of our adventures will include family fun in the SUV, sporty drives down country roads or perhaps a wind-in-the-hair jaunt to the coast.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • May 10th, 2017

Want to Record Your Driving? Here’s a Rundown of Some of the Best Dash Cams

Dash cameras are wildly popular in Europe and are gaining in popularity in the US. Whether you want to record your drives for insurance purposes in the event of a collision, or to show off your superior driving skills on the road or around the track...

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • April 13th, 2017

Zero Emission vs Hybrid Luxury Vehicles: What’s Right for You?

Clean air and greener lifestyles are a focus for many of us today. But are you someone who could give up your familiar gasoline-powered car?

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • March 3rd, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory Powers Up

Nevada knows gambling. The bright lights of casinos welcome travelers from miles away, and those lights are currently powered by traditional sources. One day, those lights could be powered by batteries manufactured nearby, thanks to Elon Musk’s giant gamble just east of Reno.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • February 8th, 2017

Cool Tech and Upgrades for your Luxury Vehicle

You have the car of your dreams in your garage. It’s all you need. There are no other accessories that you… Wait. Did you say a handmade espresso travel set for the car? Why, yes. For a little over $200, you can brew your favorite espresso in the car with a special case that allows you to brew coffee while driving.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • January 5th, 2017

Technology-Driven trends

According to McKinsey Global Institute, technology-driven trends will revolutionize how industry players respond to changing consumer behavior, develop partnerships, and drive transformational change.  For the past couple of decades, cars have become more and more technology-focused, and the result is more potential advantages…

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • December 6th, 2016

Christmas Cars

Have you ever seen one of those commercials in which someone wakes up on Christmas morning with a new car in the driveway, complete with a giant red bow? If you’re thinking about making that dream a reality, consider one of these stellar options on the market now.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • November 2nd, 2016

Stay Safe And Sane On The Road This Holiday Driving Season

Here’s the deal: your luxury car is an asset you want to protect. You invested time to research just the right fit for you, and you spent a fair amount of money for your gorgeous vehicle.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • October 5th, 2016

Care and Maintenance of the
Tesla Battery

The range of the Tesla battery is a game changer for the electric car industry, and it’s important to know how to best take care of it. Tesla recommends that you bring your Tesla vehicle into the nearest Service Center for maintenance service every 12,500 miles ...

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • September 7th, 2016

summer traffic has given way to more crowded thoroughfares

The kids are back in school, and the lull of summer traffic has given way to more crowded thoroughfares. Parents are juggling work, school, and after-school activities, and newly-minted drivers are driving themselves to school for the first time.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • July 30th, 2016

OEM vs. Aftermarket

When you take your car to a collision repair shop, you may have the option to choose between Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket parts. OEM car parts are exact matches for your car and were rolled straight off the manufacturer’s line, and aftermarket parts are made by independent companies, some better than others.

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  • by Kristin Shaw
  • June 30th, 2016

How to choose a Collision repair shop

Finding a reputable repair shop is not difficult; it just requires a little detective work. First of all, it’s important to find a shop you trust before you need one. That way, you can make an informed decision without feeling pressured by the insurance company to accept their recommendation.

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About the Author

Kristin Shaw is a writer, blogger, and marketing professional based in Austin, Texas. She was named a BlogHer Voice Of The Year in 2014 and 2015, and her work has been featured nationally at sites like The Huffington Post and The Washington Post. Her experience includes 20 years in marketing with technology and telecommunications companies, the last 10 in aviation IT. She has a deep love for automobiles passed down from her father and has a penchant for high-end sports cars and 1950s-era sedans.

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Here in the state of Texas you have the right to decide where your vehicle is repaired. And you have the right to request ONLY original manufacturer parts be used in the repair. Here at Autocraft Bodywerks we ONLY use original parts to restore your vehicle to as close to showroom condition as possible. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in restoring automotive dreams every day.

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