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Newly Enhanced BMW History Report from Gapless

Gapless offers a unique service: the integration of vehicle history reports into an all-purpose car app. For BMWs, that service is now even sweeter. Continue

2020s Hottest New Cars Delayed by the Pandemic

The 2020 Aston Martin DBX. Source: Aston Martin

For the most anticipated cars of 2020, the timing couldn’t be worse. In a normal economy, the first few months for any shiny new car are crucial for success. Eager customers vie for the sleekest, most profitable versions, and dealers seldom have to offer discounts or incentives. Now, every sale will be considered a triumph. Continue

10 Quick tips for saving money on car costs

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Owning a car is likely one of your largest personal expenses, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. If you’re looking for ways to cut fat from your budget, economising car costs is a great way to do it. Continue

What is the NMVTIS and why should I care?

First things first, NMVTIS stands for National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. That's a mouthful, but it’s actually pretty simple. Continue

Coronavirus: a few words of encouragement and advice

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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. Continue

How Gapless Works

Gapless App

With Gapless, car owners can digitize 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 center 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. Continue

Car theft is a growing problem. Learn how to protect yourself in 2020

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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. Continue

#thingsyoulove: The Future of Mobility or the Love of Cars

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The sharing economy is revolutionizing 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. Continue

How to use indices to start investing in classic cars

How to use indices to start investing in classic cars

The classic car market can seem complicated and opaque. So where should curious investors start? One approach is classic car indices. Continue

Why I started to care about malfunctioning Airbags and Automotive Recalls

Why I started to care about Recalls

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. Continue

Porsche and Star Wars designed a spaceship, and it’s amazing.

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. Continue

Buying a new car in 2020? Make sure it’s a good investment.

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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. Continue

How to winterize: preparing your car for winter weather

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 winterize 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. Continue

A New Generation of Collectors for the Next Generation of Classic Cars

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. Continue

A complete guide to buying a used car

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Buying a used car, when done right, is always a better financial decision than buying new. You should be aware of this: Continue

What to do if your car is part of a recall

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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. Continue

What I Learned from Founding a Blockchain Startup with Porsche

Jan Karnath at Startup Night

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. Continue

What is a VIN? Why it’s important to know your car’s Vehicle Identification Number

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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. Continue

Classic car investments can be worthwhile

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Investors are increasingly thinking about profitable alternatives that further diversify their portfolios and open up new markets - so in young and oldtimer. Continue

How to boost a car’s resale value: maintain its history!

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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. Continue

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