Archive for the ‘Tips, Tricks & Other Info’ Category
What’s the difference between a wing and a spoiler?
Regardless of whether you’re behind the wheel of a 1,000-horsepower supercar or a 100-horsepower subcompact hatchback, a lot of work went into the study of how aerodynamics will affect that vehicle. More and more automakers are employing spoilers on their SUVs, coupes and sedans. Meanwhile, aggressive wings have adorned high-performance cars for a long time. Are these features the same? Is one better than the other? What’s the difference between a wing and a spoiler? These are all great questions and we’ll do our best to clear up any confusion without getting too terribly deep in the weeds. Let’s take a look at a few things you want to know. (more…)
How is a supercar’s engine kept cool?
If the latest Lamborghini supercar was parked next to a humbler, budget-minded hatchback, it would be forgivable for the casual observer to think that, other than both vehicles technically being cars, they don’t have anything in common. In many ways, that’s correct. Looking at how the engines of these vehicles work, there really isn’t much in the way of notable differences. Sure, a Lamborghini is going to make more power, but it still uses an internal combustion engine that has all the same needs as a power plant under the hood of the hatchback. So, how is a supercar’s engine kept cool? This is an important and interesting question we here in the Prestige Imports showroom from time to time. Let’s take a look. (more…)
What are the advantages of LED highlights?
Few industries advance as quickly as the automotive industry. Performance technology and other powertrain upgrades get the most attention, but that isn’t what we’re talking about today. Being able to drive safely at night was one of the most innovative automotive developments in the last 100 years. In the last 10 years, old halogen lights have given way to more modern light-emitting diodes. Other than being just newer, what are the advantages of LED headlights? There are a lot of reasons why you should be thinking about upgrading their headlights, but we’re going to focus on the three most important ones. Some of our Prestige Imports product experts spoke put this information together, let’s see what we found. (more…)
How to detail an exotic vehicle yourself?
Owning a car that is wearing a badge from one of the world’s exotic automakers is an aspirational goal. Beyond simply costing more than a mass-produced model, exotic cars require more discipline when it comes to care and maintenance. Because the Prestige Imports team understands what it takes to keep these dream machines in tip-top condition, we routinely get asked how to detail an exotic vehicle yourself by our customers. Cleaning and detailing an exotic vehicle at home is not an insurmountable challenge, but it does require some special detergents and equipment. Let’s take a look at what you need to know. (more…)
Since oil changes are crucial and routine parts of automobile maintenance, car owners should know the differences between conventional oil and synthetic oil. There has to be something different between them other than the price, right? Well, synthetic oil generally also performs better and helps more with engine protection. Keep reading to learn more. (more…)
Tips and Tricks for Cleaning and Detailing Your Exotic Car
When you own a high-end vehicle, there is perhaps nothing more important than keeping it clean. With the power to turn heads, there are almost always eyes on exotic cars, and more often than not, there are people who want to take a look inside. If you’re the type who doesn’t mind showing off every inch of your exotic car, you most often get it detailed often. There are plenty of professionals out there who will detail your car, but if you like to take matters into your own hands, we have a couple of tips for you. (more…)
While it’s undoubtedly cars, trucks and — believe it or not — boats that paint the broader portrait of Prestige Imports, we’re also a pretty active bunch over here. This means that we regularly get out for a bike ride, and given the hectic nature of North Miami Beach, this can offer its own set of challenges from a safety standpoint. So, how can we help to be safer on our bikes? (more…)
For all of the stress we put on our batteries, they seem to be the last place we look when we realize that our vehicles aren’t running their best. An old or faulty battery can cause undue stress on other components in your vehicle as well, making it a relatively easy and inexpensive fix to address. So how do you know if your battery is failing? Here are six things to look for. (more…)
When we think about summer weather in the south, we think about two things: sunshine and storms. And while we could talk about the sunshine today — and we certainly will in the future — it’s the storms on the horizon that concern us here. How do you stay safe when driving in storms? We’ll look at three types of severe weather, and see how to keep them from affecting your driving safety. (more…)
2017 Pagani Huayra Performance Specs and Photo Gallery
The 2017 Pagani Huayra performance specs and photo gallery have been revealed. We’re excited to show you this new development in the performance car segment. Built with unique and sharp styling, the Pagani Huayra is truly a one-of-a-kind vehicle. Take a look at what the 2017 version has in store.