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
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
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.
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.
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.
Capped price servicing or fixed price vehicle servicing (as it is commonly known) is a phenomenon that has come about in recent years. It is a customer service retention tactic being employed by some manufacturers to keep customers attached to the dealerships as long as possible.