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A Virtual Car (Insurance) Inspection May Cost You More

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Here’s how and what you should consider before submitting photos using your insurance company's online claim process. Here’s what happened at my repair shop a few weeks ago... One of my customers got into a minor accident recently on left-hand front corner of her vehicle. Her insurance company, USAA, has switched to completely virtual inspection process for assessing the damage starting in mid 2020 due to COVID. They are now requesting the policyholder to take and submit photos of the damage for assessment and vehicle valuations. The photos for the online claim told a different story My customer took pictures of the...

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Cadillac will be an EV manufacturer by 2030 [Weekly Car News Round Up]

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This week's news is filled with milestones and big announcements that include autonomous driving. Cadillac is doing away with ICE cars by 2030.   According to Cadillac, last year’s Escalade will be the last ICE vehicle for the brand, and with that the automaker has announced that it will be an EV manufacture by 2030. Cadillac recently unveiled the 2023 Cadillac Lyric SUV; it’s the brands first all-electric vehicle with a driving range of 300 miles for a single charge.   In the UK you won’t to need use your hands to drive starting this year.   The UK is moving...

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A Mechanic's Answers To All Your FAQs About Pre-Purchase Car Inspections.

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How much does a pre purchase car inspection cost? What should your pre purchase car inspection checklist look like? How can I find a reliable PPI near me? A mechanic answers all your FAQs about pre purchase inspections when purchasing a used or pre-owned car. Here's what you should know.

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What if a coat of paint could keep your car cooler? [Weekly Car News Round Up]

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This weeks news features some surprising developments like economical EV’s beating out Tesla and a coat of pain that may transform battery usage.   A future coat of paint may help battery efficiency in the EV market.   A simple coat of paint may help future EV drivers conserve their batteries. At least this may be a vision that is being explored through a special heat-reflecting paint named Heliosilver. This new paint technology was debut on the new A6 E-Tron at the Shanghai Auto Show this year. The idea behind the paint is to reflect sunlight and thermal radiation away...

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Does Your Porsche Have This Winning Color? [Weekly Car News Round up]

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From planes, trains to EV cars, this week news captures it all. Porsche ran a color tournament and this was the outcome. Porsche called on its fans to help them select the all-time favorite Porsche car color on Twitter. When the results rolled in, the top four picks all but one shared one thing in common: they were all blue. Ultimately though, Sapphire Metallic won. The so-called “‘color tournament’” was divided into four segments: classic, modern, metallic, and non-metallic. The winner Sapphire Metallic as its name implies was categorized under the metallics group. A new Bentley Bentayga may not cost you 6 figures if...

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