In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, we all need to take measures to protect ourselves and those around us. As you’ve probably heard already, social distancing is the most effective thing individuals can do to slow the spread of COVID-19. That means we’ll all be spending more time at home, looking for productive ways to spend our time. Our suggestion; invest some time into creating a digital profile for your vehicle with Gapless.
With Gapless, car owners can digitise their car-related documents, import verified records about their car’s past, intuitively track vehicle maintenance, history and expenses, and more. Gapless turns your smartphone into a control centre for car ownership. Everything you need, in your pocket. That’s the elevator pitch. Read on for a detailed description of how Gapless actually works.
Car theft is a growing problem. In 2018, 15,037 cars were stolen in Germany alone. That’s one car theft every 35 minutes. New keyless technologies are largely to blame. Using basic electronics, thieves can steal your car without the alarm going off. This calls for car owners to implement additional security.
Current number plates use a system that was introduced in September 2001. This system uses the following format: two letters, then two numbers, followed by three more letters, i.e. XX11XXX.
The sharing economy is revolutionising our relationship with ownership. However, these two forms of consumption – sharing and owning – are not mutually exclusive. Rather, they complement each other. What do I mean by this? The sharing economy leads to more conscious accumulation of possessions.
The classic car market can seem complicated and opaque. So where should curious investors start? One approach is classic car indices.
Recalls are on the rise and a growing problem, not just in Germany but worldwide – in the United States, for example, more vehicles have been recalled in the past five years than in the preceding ten years. Almost all major automakers have recalled vehicles in the past year.
Are you looking to buy a new car in 2020? You aren’t alone. January is one of the biggest car-buying months of the year. It’s a good time to buy, but make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. The first thing you should look out for: depreciation.
The spaceship’s angular wings evoke the X-Wing, Y-Wing and U-Wing fighters, and its sloping cockpit and 8-lens headlamps are drawn directly from the Taycan.
One year ago, my two co-founders, Malte Häusler and Andreas Joebges, and I started Gapless, the world’s first blockchain platform for classic and premium cars. Know more about Gapless.
Not all cars are the same. It pays to know the difference. According to common knowledge, vehicles are financial liabilities, not smart investments… right? Not true, and those who know better have a lot to gain.
Keeping track of your car’s service history doesn’t just help your mechanic, it also increases the vehicle’s value should you decide to sell it.
Investors are increasingly thinking about profitable alternatives that further diversify their portfolios and open up new markets – so in young and oldtimer.
VIN stands for Vehicle Identification Number. That may sound boring, but if you own a car or are about to buy one, it’s just a matter of time before VINs become very important to you.
Car recalls are extremely common. In 2018 alone, 29 million cars were recalled by their manufacturers. If this happens to your car, read the recall letter and get your car fixed as soon as possible. Know more about this important topic.
Buying a used car, when done right, is always a better financial decision than buying new. You should be aware of this:
Some might consider collecting classic cars a rich man’s game. It used to be, but this is changing. The classic car market is currently undergoing a seismic shift. The baby boomer generation long reigned over the classic car scene, but this old guard is leaving the game. A new generation with a taste for all things retro is taking over. This new breed collects cars from the 70s, 80s and 90s like the BMW M3s, the DMC DeLorean, or the Mecedes Benz SL.
Winter roads can be dangerous, and even short drives during winter storms can be a challenge. There’s no way to beat the weather, but by taking steps to winterise your car, you can be ready for anything. Continue reading to learn how to servicing your car for winter, how to drive safely in cold weather, and what to pack in a car emergency kit in case things go south on winter roads.