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Using The Correct Fuel In Your European Car

By Brisbane Mechanic

With so many options at the bowser and today’s high fuel prices, it can be overwhelming trying to understand which fuel is best for your car and your back pocket. A common issue we see here at Prestige and Performance is people accidently filling up their European vehicle using the wrong fuel. Or they have been tempted by the cheaper, lower octane fuel which results in their car performing roughly, going into limp mode or worse.

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BMW M3 Rod Bearing Failure and symptoms

By Brisbane Mechanic

If you’re the owner of a BMW M3 or in the market to buy one, you would have seen that rod bearings are a hot topic and a common failure with this model and the S65 engine. At Prestige and Performance, we are replacing M3 rod bearings around 3 times per month. With that in mind, in this blog we explain why this happens and what can be done to prevent this issue and avoid a possible engine rebuild! Read More

Advice and Tips Before Buying A European Car

By Brisbane Mechanic

Are you aware of what is costs to own and maintain a brand new or second hand European vehicle? For some people, owning a Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi or Volkswagen is a big goal or achievement. Others have found themselves lucky enough to stumble across a great deal for a second hand European car. Here at Prestige and Performance we frequently have clients who are shocked when they receive a quote for a major service or repair job that they weren’t prepared for- even at our competitive rate which is much cheaper than a dealership. Read More

Top Performance Upgrades For Your European Car

By Brisbane Mechanic, Performance Upgrades

Performance has been in our name for over 14 years, and for a very good reason. We are passionate about cars and know how good it feels to have your car running at its optimum potential. We specialise in Volkswagen, Mercedes, Audi and BMW makes and we know European cars love the extra torque and horsepower! The most common and popular mods and upgrades we see in our workshops to improve your car’s performance are tuning, intake and intercooler upgrades, downpipe or exhaust upgrades and lowering/height adjustable springs. We will go into more details on our top three.

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Car maintenance

Simple Tips for Looking After Your Car In-Between Services.

By Brisbane Mechanic

Prestige and Performance are leaders in dealership alternative servicing for late model European cars. Even late model cars require some TLC from their owners to avoid any larger issues developing before your next visit to us. With the harsh Queensland weather in Brisbane it also pays to look after the outside of your car, as well as under the hood. Here are a few simple things you can do at home to keep your car in top condition in-between your logbook services. 

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Genuine v OEM v Aftermarket Part Debate

By Brisbane Mechanic

Are aftermarket parts reliable for my European car? Will my dealership warranty be voided if I don’t use genuine parts? What are the differences between genuine, OEM and aftermarket parts? These are questions we frequently get asked here at Prestige and Performance as we offer our customers the choice for logbook servicing and repairs and keep a wide range of parts in stock at both our Coorparoo and Capalaba workshops.

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