7 Amazing 2019 Luxury Vehicles We’d Love to Park in Our Garage

There’s no shortage of incredible 2019 luxury vehicles currently available or arriving soon.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the newest and finest luxury vehicles that we’d love to have parked in our garage. Prices are in U.S. dollars with Canadian prices (CAD) in parentheses.

Lexus LC

Consumer Reports magazine rated the Lexus LC as one of the most reliable vehicles in their “Sports Cars Over $40,000” category. Lexus also ranked as the #1 auto brand in overall reliability based on the magazine’s testing.

The rear-wheel drive LC coupe, which Motor Trend magazine called “arguably the most desirable Lexus yet”, is available in both a 471 hp model and a 354 hp hybrid model.

Starting from: $92,000 ($102,000 CAD)

2019 luxury vehicles Lexus LC

Lamborghini Urus

25 years after Lamborghini produced the last of their short-lived LM002 SUV model, they re-enter the crowded SUV market with the impressive Urus.

“The world’s first super sport utility vehicle” may not look as imposing as Lamborghini’s Huracán or Aventador models, but it’s definitely no slouch in the power department. The Urus’ redesigned V8 bi-turbo engine has a maximum power output of 650 hp.

Starting from: $200,000 ($232,000 CAD)

2019 luxury vehicles Lamborghini Urus

Audi A8

Audi’s flagship A8 sedan gets significantly revamped for its fourth generation. In addition to a redesigned exterior, new driving features include an automatic braking system and the ability to remotely pull the A8 in and out of your garage.

The car’s interior certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to having the latest high-tech features, either. Naturally, the A8 includes the newest infotainment technology. Other new luxury features include rear massaging seats with heated massaging footrests and a center console and arm rests that are also heated.

Starting from: $86,000 ($97,000 CAD)

2019 luxury vehicles Audi A8

Porsche 2019 Cayenne Turbo

Autowise.com include Porsche’s redesigned Cayenne Turbo on its “10 Expensive SUVs Worth Their Price Tag” list.

The sporty SUV provides the ideal combination of ample cargo space, high-end infotainment features, and pure, raw power with its twin-turbo V8 engine that can produce up to 541 hp.

Starting from: $124,000 ($140,000 CAD)

2019 luxury vehicles Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Tesla Model S

Introduced six years ago, Tesla’s Model S is currently in its third generation. The second half of 2019 will bring a major overhaul to the interior of Tesla’s flagship electric car. U.S. News & World Report ranked the 2018 Model S as their #1 luxury large car.

It can take several months to actually get a Model S after ordering and it’s not difficult to see why. It has the longest electric range of any car on the road (up to 335 miles/539 kilometers) and the most powerful model boasts a 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds.

Starting from: $76,000 ($95,000 CAD)

2019 luxury vehicles tesla model s

BMW 8 Series

The 8 Series returns after a 20 year absence and takes the reins as BMW’s flagship vehicle. For buyers considering comparable 2019 luxury vehicles like the Lexus LC 500, Audi R8, or Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, the revived 8 Series gives them another attractive option.

The car launches in coupe form with a twin-turbo 523 hp engine. Some options include upgrading to a carbon fiber roof and the ability to upgrade the standard 16 speaker Harman Kardon sound system to a premium Bowers & Wilkins sound system. 2019 will see additional four-door and convertible 8 Series models released.

Starting from: $112,000 ($123,000 CAD)

2019 luxury vehicles BMW 8 Series

Bentley Continental GT

The sporty Continental GT gets a thorough redesign for its third generation model from the British automaker, which celebrates its 100th anniversary next year.

Significantly lighter with a new aluminum body and improved fuel economy, the Continental GT features a wealth of custom interior options. Bentley claims the vehicle can hit a top speed of 207 mph. 

Starting from: $220,000 ($285,000 CAD)

2019 luxury vehicles Bentley Continental GT

Park your luxury vehicle in the luxury garage it deserves

We’d love to park any of these incredible 2019 luxury vehicles in our garage.

A high-performance luxury vehicle deserves to be parked in a beautiful garage with equally high standards when it comes to looks and performance.

2019 luxury vehicles, black Lamborghini parked in garage

Garage Living specializes in luxury garage designs that provide a fitting home for parking the finest luxury vehicles available on the market today.

Schedule your free in-home design consultation with us to create the perfect space in which to store your luxury vehicles.

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Don’t Miss These Exciting Fall South Florida Car Shows

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There’s no shortage of fun fall South Florida car shows taking place over the next couple of months.

Here are just a few of the automotive showcases worth checking out.

Mustang, Shelby & Ford Roundup

Where and when: Tampa (November 3rd)

Mustang and general Ford lovers will be in their element at the 37th edition of this annual event.

More than 150 classic and modern Fords will be on display and judged at this show, which has free admission. Special Olympics Florida and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will receive a portion of the proceeds.

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Supercar Saturdays

Where and when: Davie (November 10th and the second Saturday of every month)

South Florida car lovers can check out the finest in luxury, sports, classic, and exotic cars at this show. Lamborghini Broward hosts this monthly free event, which is held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Exotics on Las Olas

Where and when: Fort Lauderdale (November 11th)

This show is free to attend and will feature a collection of special cars on display on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard.

Organizers of this first-time event promise a “showcase of some of the rarest, most luxurious, and coveted automobiles from around the world”. A portion of the show’s benefits will go to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.

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Diamonds and Donuts

Where and when: Boca Raton (November 18th)

The Diamonds by Raymond Lee jewelry outlet in Boca Raton hosts this popular showcase of unique cars.

Along with jewelry giveaways, a barbecue will follow the car show with proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Thanksgiving Food Drive donations will also be welcomed.

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South Florida Car Swap Meet & Car Show

Where and when: West Palm Beach (November 18th and the third Sunday of every month)

This monthly event is held at West Palm Beach’s South Florida Fairgrounds and caters to the classic car crowd.

There will be a swap meet for finding antique automotive parts and accessories, the “Car Corral” for selling classic cars, and a car, truck, and motorcycle show.

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South Florida Car Swap Meets

SWFL Fall Nationals Car Show

Where and when: Fort Myers (December 8th)

Hundreds of classics and contemporary vehicles will be showcased at this big event.

Jet Blue Park, which is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, hosts the show. Some of the proceeds will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy organization of Southwest Florida.

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Get a free in-home consultation to upgrade your garage

If you’re planning to attend any of these fall South Florida car shows, you’re obviously someone who appreciates beautiful cars.

Any auto aficionado with a special vehicle of their own deserves a beautiful and organized garage in which to park it in.

Garage Living of Miami can transform your garage into a stunning, highly functional space. Schedule a free in-home design consultation with us to make it happen.

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5 Amazing South Texas Car Shows to Attend This Autumn

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As 2018 winds down, there are still a few South Texas car shows taking place that auto enthusiasts won’t want to miss.

Plan your weekend now and take in one of these events showcasing the finest old and new vehicles around.

Heroes & Hot Rods Car Show

Where and when: Bastrop (November 9th and 10th)

You won’t even have to leave the Greater Austin metropolitan area for this big event on Veterans Day weekend.

Over 400 beautiful cars were on display at last year’s show. Now in its 13th year, this event will also feature a Veterans tribute. Proceeds will benefit both Veterans support and local community organizations.

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South Texas car shows heroes and hotrods

Antique Gallery Car Show

Where and when: Round Rock (November 10th)

Fittingly, this showcase of muscle cars, trucks, hot rods, sports cars, and other classics will take place at the Antique Mall.

Proceeds from the event, which started in 2016, will benefit the Texas Baptist Children’s Home.

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Veterans Day Car Show & Parade

Where and when: Kerrville (November 10th)

This annual car show and parade will take place for the 17th year, with all proceeds supporting local Veterans programs and hospitalized Veterans.

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San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

Where and when: San Antonio (November 15th-18th)

When it comes to big South Texas car shows, they don’t get much bigger than this one.

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, “the largest showroom in South Texas” will feature the newest and most exotic vehicles and the latest cutting-edge automotive technologies.

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Hutto Professional Firefighters Car and Bike Show

Where and when: Hutto (November 17th)

This will the first year of this car and bike show, which is being put on by Hutto Firefighters IAFF Local 4707 at Hutto High School.

Come check out the array of unique cars, trucks, jeeps, motorcycles, and classics that will be showcased at this family-friendly event.

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Beautiful cars deserve a beautiful garage

If you appreciate beautiful cars, it only makes sense to park your own four-wheeled treasures in a garage that’s clean, organized, and stylish.

Schedule a free in-home design consultation with Garage Living of Austin to learn more about how we can transform your garage’s looks and functionality.

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Garage Living Featured in the Miami Herald

Garage Living of Miami was featured in a recent article in the Miami Herald’s weekly South Florida Home section.

Linda Fiore Ceolin, Garage Living’s creative director, was interviewed for the article, along with several South Florida garage makeover professionals. The article focuses on the challenges of keeping garages organized and includes some strategies to help homeowners maintain a garage space that’s clutter-free.

Miami Herald article on garage organization featuring Garage Living of Miami.

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Some of the garage organization solutions recommended by the professionals include adding storage cabinetry, overhead storage racks, and slatwall panels, which makes better use of a garage’s typically underutilized wall space.

Fiore Ceolin and the other garage makeover experts also emphasize the importance of ensuring a garage looks as great as it functions, in order to create a real home showpiece. Their suggestions include getting a fresh new garage floor coating and choosing cabinetry colors to effectively complement a home’s décor, or even the color of a favorite vehicle.

Download a PDF version of the Miami Herald article.

Car Care Tips: 7 Simple Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself

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Today’s cars and trucks are more high-tech than ever.

Not all vehicle maintenance requires you to have an in-depth knowledge of automotive mechanics or even be handy with a set of tools, however.

The simplest of car maintenance tasks can be handled by anyone in their driveway or garage. Here are several reasons to make use of the car care tips included in this post:

  • your vehicles will operate more safely
  • well-maintained vehicles are more reliable and have a longer life
  • you’ll lower your carbon footprint
  • get the satisfaction of doing your own car maintenance
  • you’ll save money on car repair costs
  • your vehicles will look better

Simple car care tips to protect your investments

A lot of car and truck owners pay little attention to the needs of their vehicles until a problem arises.

Yes, we’ll bring them into our auto repair shop once or twice year for a regularly scheduled oil change and other maintenance. There’s more that drivers can do, however, to ensure their vehicles look and run their best.

Performing your own regular automotive check-ups and light maintenance when needed will go a long way towards protecting the sizable investment you’ve made in your vehicles.

The maintenance tasks included in these seven car care tips are easy to do and won’t require much of a time investment.

1. Inspect your battery

Your vehicle isn’t going anywhere if its battery fails, so take the time for a quick visual inspection and some occasional cleaning of this vital car component.

At least once a year, check your battery terminals for any signs of dry white battery acid. If there is any, remove the cables from your battery (do the negative cable first).

Use a wire brush and corrosion removal fluid from an automotive supplies retailer to clean up the corrosive material from the battery’s terminals. A mixture of baking soda and water can also be used.

Rinse off the cleaned area with some water, dry it with a rag, and reconnect the battery cables (attach the positive cable first).

Approximate time needed: 15-20 minutes

2. Change your windshield wiper blades

car care tips, wet car windshield with wipersOne of the biggest safety concerns when driving is having a clear windshield to provide the highest level of road visibility.

It should be considered a top priority to replace worn out windshield wiper blades that skip, leave streaks on your windshield, or don’t effectively remove rain and snow. When you hear them making a squeaking noise, that’s another indicator it’s time to replace the wiper blades.

Even if your wiper blades seem to be working well, periodically inspect the rubber strips on the blades for signs of cracking. Give the rubber strips an occasional wipe with a damp rag or paper towel to remove any debris.

Just as with most of the maintenance tasks included in these car care tips, variables such as weather and vehicle usage will affect your timetable for replacing certain car parts.

Generally, it’s recommended to replace your wiper blades every 6-12 months. Next time you buy a new pair, buy an extra set you can store in the trunk and have readily available.

On most vehicles, changing the windshield wiper blades can easily be done yourself. Just follow the instructions in your owner’s manual and on the back of the packaging for the wiper blades.

Approximate time needed: 10-15 minutes

3. Change the engine air filter

Of all the care care tips listed here, changing your own engine air filter is probably the most intimidating. Rest assured, though, it’s quite easy to do.

A dirty air filter will restrict how much air flow your engine takes in, which puts extra strain on the engine. This can affect gas mileage slightly and, more noticeably, acceleration performance on your vehicles.

The frequency with which an engine air filter should be changed will depend on various factors. Driving regularly on unpaved roads and in heavy traffic will cause air filters to become clogged faster.

The maintenance schedules for changing air filters can vary widely between car manufacturers. Some recommend doing it every 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometres), while others advise you to change it every 45,000 miles (72,000 kilometres).

Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine your schedule and to find your engine air filter’s location. For most vehicles, the air filter box isn’t difficult to access and may not even require tools to open.

A quick look at your air filter will let you know whether or not it should be changed. A dirty air filter will appear gray or black.

Approximate time needed: 5-10 minutes

4. Wash your vehicle

car care tips dirty carOne of the easiest car care tips to follow is to simply wash your vehicles on a regular basis. Doing so will protect the exteriors of your vehicles and keep them looking like new.

While this is a simple maintenance task, it doesn’t always get done properly. Some drivers wash their car or truck too little, while others go overboard and wash it too much.

Experts say that how often you wash your car will be dictated by several factors:

  • where it’s parked
  • how frequently it’s driven
  • weather conditions

It’s generally a good idea to wash your vehicles every 2-4 weeks, depending on the above factors. For example, if you live in areas that use road salt in the winter, it’s wise to wash your cars every week or two considering how much salt can deteriorate a vehicle’s finish and underside.

Parking in the garage is always recommended, as your cars and trucks will be less exposed to the elements. That also includes things like acidic bird droppings, tree sap, dead bugs, and airborne elements like dust, dirt, and pollen.

Approximate time needed: 20-30 minutes

5. Wax your vehicle

If you’re washing your vehicles on a regular basis to preserve the looks and integrity of their exteriors, add one more of these car care tips to your maintenance routine – give them a waxing.

Waxing can be done a lot less frequently than washing – two or three times per year is generally recommended. Some more expensive synthetic waxes claim that you’ll only need to use their products once a year.

Along with maintaining the luster of the exteriors of a vehicle, waxing also protects their clear coat and paint from those aforementioned nasty elements.

The easiest way to determine if your car or truck needs a coat of wax is to simply put a little water on the vehicle. A waxing isn’t needed if the water beads up.

There’s one more benefit to making use of these car care tips that focus on vehicle exteriors – they can improve your mileage. Testing (including a test done on TV’s MythBusters) shows that clean cars delivered better fuel efficiency than dirty ones.

Approximate time needed: 50-60 minutes

6. Check your engine fluids

car care tips oil dipstickEven with vehicle dashboard indicators that indicate when fluid levels are low, it’s wise to occasionally check your fluid levels between visits to your auto garage.

It doesn’t take much time to do and provides extra assurance that your vehicle’s fluids are properly topped off. Checking your fluid levels is one of the car care tips it’s especially smart to make use of before taking your vehicles on a long road trip.

Be sure to always check your fluid levels while parked on a flat surface. Use a clean rag or paper towel to wipe off your dipsticks.

Let’s start with the engine oil. You’ll get varying opinions on how to get the most accurate readings of your oil level. Some experts say to run the vehicle until it reaches normal operating temperatures, shut it off, and then wait 5-10 minutes before checking your oil dipstick.

Others say you can check the oil dipstick when the vehicle is cold. Consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual and ask your mechanic for their advice to figure out which method works for you.

Not all vehicles have a transmission fluid dipstick. If yours does, check the transmission fluid level with the vehicle running. Conversely, your vehicle should always be turned off when checking the coolant tank’s level.

Your brake fluid can be found in a reservoir tank with easy to view fluid level indicators. Also check the power steering fluid reservoir, which may have a dipstick depending on your vehicle model.

The last fluid level to check is for your windshield washer fluid, which any experienced driver should be quite familiar with.

Approximate time needed: 10 minutes

7. Check your tire pressure

Many modern vehicles come with a tire pressure monitoring system, but it doesn’t hurt to periodically check your tire pressure manually. A good tire pressure gauge should be considered an essential tool for any driver, as is a portable tire inflator/mini air compressor.

Driving on tires that are underinflated can:

  • lower your fuel economy
  • damage tires and cause them to eventually blow out due to overheating
  • limit your car’s ability to handle

Overinflating your tires can cause problems as well. Make sure to fill your tires to the pressure recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer and not the psi level indicated on the actual tires.

Approximate time needed: 2 minutes

Free up space in your garage for parking

These car care tips involving visual inspections and light hands-on maintenance will keep your vehicles running smoothly.

You can also look after your vehicles simply by parking them in your garage, where they’ll be safer and protected from the weather. Garage Living can transform your garage into a space that’s clutter-free and aesthetically appealing.

And if your car care skills allow you to do more in-depth maintenance on your vehicles, we can also help. Our garage cabinet systems are ideal for a garage workshop. Our car lifts are also useful for vehicle maintenance tasks, in addition to being a great solution for adding extra garage parking space.

Schedule a free in-home design consultation with us to plan your garage makeover.

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