Archive for the ‘Tips, Tricks & Other Info’ Category

The Benefits of Trading In Your Vehicle at Prestige Imports

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Trade in Your Car North Miami Beach FL

Many times, a buyer will look at our inventory at Prestige Imports and find themselves feeling a sense that they’re shopping outside of their price range. Yet, when a prospective buyer looks at all of their available purchasing options, one stands out: trading in your vehicle. There are many reasons why trading in your vehicle at Prestige Imports is likely your best options, but let’s do a quick deep dive on exactly why this is. (more…)

The Story of the BMW Roundel Logo

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
History of the BMW Roundel Logo

Whenever we look at a BMW in the showroom at Prestige Imports, one of the first things we’ll notice is the iconic blue-and-white circular logo. Yet, while we quickly assign a certain level of social cachet to this emblem, we likely don’t take the time to figure out where it might have come from. As it turns out, the BMW Roundel logo has a story every bit as interesting as the story of BMW itself. So gather ‘round, kids; Prestige Imports is going to tell you a tale. (more…)

Leftover Jack-O-Lanterns? Four Great Uses for Pumpkins

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Clever Uses for Pumpkins

Just a few days ago, we offered our choices for the best pumpkin patches to be found in the Miami metropolitan area. After finding a number of great places to pick up pumpkins, we were left with a curious thought: what should you do with your pumpkins after the fall season ends? We’ve looked around the internet and consulted with our crafty aunts, and we’ve found four great uses for pumpkins. We bet you hadn’t thought of any of these, right? (more…)

Spoiler Alert: What Does a Spoiler Do?

Monday, September 26th, 2016
What does a Spoiler Do?

Seeing as a large percentage of our inventory is comprised of supercars, many of our vehicles have a spoiler attached to their rear-ends. Look at most of our Porsche models, or at the incomparable Bugatti Veyron. In both cases, you’ll see spoilers on the rear of the car, but to what end? Is a spoiler purely cosmetic, or does it serve a greater purpose? We at Prestige Imports have done some research, and we’re here to tell you what a spoiler actually does. (more…)

How to Take Care of your Convertible Top

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
How to Care for a Convertible Top

By last count, convertibles represented something like 15% of our inventory at Prestige Imports. While it’s sometimes more and sometimes less, you can be sure of one thing: a great deal of our clientele likes to put the top down, and we innately understand the urge. Yet, drivers often have trouble knowing how to take care of their convertible top, and while buyers often imagine the easy access and the wind in their hair, they sometimes ignore the upkeep that a convertible requires. So, here are a few pointers for taking care of yours. (more…)

Four Ways that Sun and Heat Damage Your Car

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Ask anyone who lives in South Florida year-round how they’re doing, and the likely response will be somewhere along the lines of, “It’s the best day of my life.” The same goes for our staff and visitors at Prestige Imports: there’s very little to complain about, and there are no real drawbacks to living here.

From an automotive standpoint, however, there might be one: the heat can be hell on your car. So, since we’re not only in the business of selling beautiful cars, but also keeping them that way, let’s look at ways that sun and heat can damage your vehicle. (more…)

Hydroplaning: What it Means and How to Avoid It

Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Fact About Hydroplaning

While we talk so frequently of the warm, sunny weather in South Florida, longtime residents understand that there’s a dark underbelly that can creep up and spoil the nonstop party. From random torrential rains to tropical storms and depressions, there will be times when rain comes on and makes roads more dangerous than they might seem. Factor in the supercars and exotics at Prestige Imports — many with high torque ratings and manual transmissions — and we’ve got a recipe for certain disaster. So let’s look at hydroplaning, a common occurrence when the rain finds its way here. (more…)

The Connected World: The 5 Best Automotive Smartphone Apps

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Best Automotive Smartphone Apps

It’s hard to imagine it now, but only 15 years ago, it seemed impossible that we’d be so reliant on our smartphones as we are now. They keep us abreast of news, help us get dates, and let us know when we should be buying or selling. But what about when we’re in our cars? There are dozens of outstanding smartphone apps that revolve around automobiles exclusively, and they make our lives immeasurably easier. If you’re looking for the best around, look no further. (more…)

Lights, Camera, Action: The Best Films for Supercar Lovers

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Best Films for the Supercar Lover

While we’re certainly known around South Florida for our exceptional lineup of terrific exotic and import vehicles, our staff at Prestige Imports also has been known to enjoy its downtime. This often has been known to include trips to the Keys or a joyrides in one of our more notable models, but sometimes we just enjoy a quiet night at home. Of course, our day jobs are never far from our thoughts, so even when we’re just flipping through channels, we sometimes enjoy a good movie. Here, from our staff at Prestige Imports, are what we consider to be the best films for supercar lovers. (more…)

What is it that makes an Exotic Car “Exotic”?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Definition of an Exotic Car

Once a driver has graduated in their automotive adventure to the point where he or she is eyeing the inventory at Prestige Imports, there inevitably comes a point where the abundance of rare and curiosity-stoking models becomes a bit too much. Then, the questions begin. What’s quicker, the Aventador or the Huracan? What’s the top end for a Veyron? Why does seemingly every celebrity drive an AMG G63? And then, the most vexing and common question of all: What defines an exotic car as “exotic”? Let’s look at this last question closely. (more…)