Brake Pads For Prestige Cars

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure to drive a prestige car will truly understand the difference in luxury driving experience and performance that these masters of mechanical engineering have to offer. These companies are renowned for creating the very best vehicles and these cars are built with one thing in mind, to provide an ultimate and unforgettable driving experience.

If you’ve ever owned a prestige car then you will be hard pressed to ever change your brand and you may find that you develop a lifelong passion and commitment to this brand.

I suppose there is a flip side to owning this brand of car. Quite simply they don’t come cheap and the higher the spec you buy into then the deeper the pockets you will need. This said they are built from quality components and quality means durability and longevity.

There will come a time however when your car requires new parts. One of the most common parts to require changing on any car is the tires and the brake pads. Prestige cars are no different as they succumb to the same stresses and strains that all cars are exposed to in their daily travels. Choosing parts for your car can be a confusing and often frustrating experience as there are countless brands available at any given time.

Should you let your garage decide and throw caution to the wind by trusting the opinion of the mechanic that is fitting your brake pads? No doubt there are many mechanics that live by the advice they give and will always offer you the very best information at their disposal. Equally there are mechanics or organizations that will offer you the parts that pay the most in commission being that the more they sell of these parts the higher the discount that they are offered from the supplier. Call me skeptical but these people are as real as the nose on your face and are actively trading everywhere.

I myself believe that any choice is a better choice if it’s informed. So how can you make a better choice for your prestige car using easily available information?

A little research never did anyone any harm and with this in mind a few moments spent searching the different brands of brake pads will soon give you enough information so that you can make the right choice.

The very best way of determining the right fit for your car is to create a list of best fit attributes that suit your needs. I have listed some of the more common necessities and hopefully this list will help you compile a similar list tailored to your needs.

1. The first point to consider is the noise that is created from certain types of pads. Semi metallic pads are often much noisier than other pads as they are built for durability using hard metals bonded together to make the pad. Once in contact with the brake rotor you will certainly stop in time but you might not be turning heads for the right reasons as people will hear you arriving well before you get there.

2. If you splash out on a prestige car then you have to keep in mind that you want it staying in the same glorious condition as when you fist bought it. Some brake pads create a lot of brake dust and brake dust means dirty unsightly wheels. Ceramic pads create a very small amount of dust and they are excellent performers. However they are a considerable cost. Organic pads or semi organic pads are another great alternative and being cheaper than ceramics they may be just the pad you are looking for.

3. Now if you live in the warm states of America then this next point may be nothing more than an idle fantasy to you lucky people. For those of you that live in the borders of the UK or you live in other similar climatic challenged places then this point will be crucial to your choice. The UK is famous for its cold weather and equally (very rarely) warm weather. With this in mind you may want a brake that is versatile enough to cope with both climates without any loss of performance. Consider when making your choice how your brakes will react to weather conditions such as rain, sleet or snow.

4. Continued performance is another factor to bear in mind as no one wants to pay for pads that last a few miles and then need changing again. My own target mileage would be 50,000 – 80,000 miles and anything below just wouldn’t be worth the money.

5. Lastly you need a pad that will not affect the performance of the other components that make up the entire braking system. Get brakes that are too hard and you may pay the price in premature failure of your rotor.

Used BMW – Prestige Affordable!

The name of BMW has gained respect and worldwide acclaim – it stands for Bavarian Motor Works and from the very beginning established itself as a brand renowned for the highest standards and unmatched quality. BMWs are to be found in every developed country in the world and are recognised as prestige, luxury cars in a class of their own; as the ad says, “the ultimate driving experience”. They are superbly engineered and when you hear the refined purr of the engine, you know immediately that you are driving a car above the ordinary. They draw admiring glances wherever they are seen and to own one is a privilege not enjoyed by everyone.

A used BMW represents excellent value for money and because they are subjected to 120 rigorous and demanding checks and tests, you can drive one with absolute confidence. Each used BMW comes with a minimum 12 month unlimited mileage warranty, so buy with confidence and enjoy the unique driving experience that only a BMW can give. We only stock used BMWs with a full service history and offer a 12 month MOT cover, so whether it’s the compact 1 series or the glamorous and prestigious 7 range, you can be sure that you are buying a car which will provide you with many miles of trouble free motoring in the most genteel way. No used BMW will be advertised for sale until it has passed every single one of those 120 tests.

The range is huge; from the small but beautiful BMW 1 series, including the much sought after 1 series saloon; the breathtaking Z4 roadster, The X1/X3/X5 MPVs; the X5M sports activity vehicle or the X6M Sports Activity Coupé; not to mention the sedate and sophisticated 7 series saloons which are top of the range and right up there with the very best cars that have ever been manufactured. There is bound to be a car here that exactly suits you -browse until you find that perfect car and be assured that you are driving a car of rare quality, greatly desired and promising the most exhilarating driving experience. We are convinced that you will not be disappointed with your purchase and do remember that your car has been rigorously tested and checked so that you can enjoy many miles of trouble-free motoring.

Many of the used BMWs advertised have low mileage with part of the manufacturer’s warranty still applying, but on top of all that we offer you a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty and roadside assistance. We wish all our purchasers to have peace of mind and the assurance that they have purchased a prestige car that has been tested and checked mechanically by fully trained technicians. No fault, if any are found, is overlooked or ignored; we will never advertise any used BMW until we are certain that it complies with the most exacting and demanding standards and only then do we consider it ready for sale.

Whether you are interested in a petrol or diesel engine, saloon or coupe, convertible or sports activity vehicle, auto or manual; we have them all listed and in no time at all you can find the very car you have been looking for.

A Used Ferrari – When Car Value Depreciation Becomes a Huge Concern

To the vast majority of the car driving public car value depreciation is a minor annoyance, rather than some kind of huge investment affecting decision. The general pattern of practice for the average guys out there is; buy a car, drive it until it stops working, scrap it and buy a new one. This pattern is repeated once every 10 years or so until the Government prevents you from driving do to your advanced years. This is primarily because the vast majority of us don’t buy prestige cars, where a car can fall in value by up to 50% the very second it has been driven away from the dealership for the first time!

This is an incredible statistic, but let me give you an example of some of the kind of figures we are dealing with here: a brand Ferrari 599 would cost somewhere in the region of £200,000 ($324,000 approximately). A little research shows that within a year the value of this car will have plummeted to £150,000 ($243,000). You wouldn’t expect your average Ford Focus to suffer such a crash in value, so why does this occur with high-performance prestige cars like Ferrari models.

Put simply the dealers reduce the price massively because they know these cars are going to be very hard to sell. Generally speaking, if you have got enough money to buy a Ferrari, you are quite unlikely to want one that someone else has pushed to the limit on the motorways and country lanes are you? You are likely to want a pristine model complete with new car smell.

If you are in any doubt as to the validity of my claims, feel free to check out the Used Ferrari market, but please beware if you are considering buying a new Ferrari, in less than a year it will be worth nowhere near the amount you originally paid for it.

Used Bentley – A Rather Costly Used Car!

Some people would question the logic behind spending over £50,000 on a used car, but then again the used cars I am talking about aren’t just any normal cars. Prestige and luxury used vehicles are a arguably a cut above the models that you would normally see crowding a dealer’s forecourt, but the same concerns still apply regardless of the badge on the front of the vehicle.

These concerns include; how the car has been driven by the previous owner, is there a full service history and has it ever been involved in any kind of serious accident. So regardless of how much money you are spending, you do have to ask a lot of questions when you are searching for a used car.

The prestige used car market is awash with used Bentleys, Jaguars, Maseratis and all manner of cars that would reduce your average car fanatic into a drooling mess. Believe it or not these used models are a great deal cheaper than the equivalent new models regardless of mileage. This is due to prestige vehicle depreciation which makes the price of a luxury vehicle drop at an astonishing rate. This is because dealers find it harder to sell prestige cars as opposed to regular, more reasonably price cars.

One of the better second hand prestige cars available on the market at the moment happens to be Used Bentley models. Although the initial price tag may seem hefty, it is normally a vast reduction on the original price quoted by dealers.