Why You Should Bring Your Exotic Car to an Authorized Collision Center

By rgrubbs | Posted in Maintenance and Repairs on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 5:01 PM

Repairs for exotic and luxury cars can be challenging. By carefully selecting the collision center used for repairs after an accident, you can make sure that your vehicle is repaired using the highest quality standards and parts from the original manufacturer. Another point to remember is that high-quality repairs help your car to hold its resale value in the future.


Finding An Authorized Collision Center

Fender benders and more severe accidents, unfortunately, happen in traffic every day, no matter what vehicle you drive. Luckily, not all accidents that happen are enough to total your car. Most accidents that take place in our daily lives are minor. They occur in parking garages, downtown, shopping mall parking lots and other familiar locations. These accidents cause cosmetic damage to your vehicle, which you obviously want to be repaired to the same condition it was before the crash. If you happen to drive a more exotic car, selecting the right collision center for the repairs is especially essential for many reasons.


The Right Expertise

Shops specialized in exotic and luxury vehicles know, that these vehicles have been built to the highest standards, designed by the best companies and teams of engineers. When a vehicle is made to stand out from the rest, it also deserves the best possible care after an unfortunate incident. O’gara Coach La Jolla is a factory-authorized service center that specializes in exotic vehicles.

Typically, service centers are focused on repairing mass-produced autos. For exotic vehicles and ultra-luxury SUV’s, the service center must be selected accordingly. All the repairs must be completed following the same high standards the car was initially built with. Starting from the external repairs, these vehicles often feature high-class paint jobs that are not comparable with your typical daily drivers. Trained and certified mechanics are specialized in using only original manufacturer’s highest quality replacement parts for repair and make sure the new coat of paint matches that of the factory.

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Knowledgeable and Skilled

In repairing luxury vehicles, there is more than what meets the eye on the outside to complete the repairs successfully. Modern cars hold a lot of cutting-edge technology in them. The more expensive the car, the more technology in the form of driver assistance and safety systems it usually includes. In addition to making the exterior repairs look flawless, shop mechanics must be trained by the vehicle manufacturer to make sure everything is in order in the vehicle’s electronics. Collision repairs may include fixing, replacing, coding and calibrating different systems in the vehicle. To assure the systems function as designed after the repairs, only OEM parts and accessories must be used. A factory authorized collision center, like O’gara, has the knowledge and skills to ensure these systems work after repairs as flawlessly as they did the day your car left the factory.


High-Quality Repairs Help Resale Value

High-end luxury vehicles, such as Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Bugatti, and Bentley, hold their value well and are still very expensive as used vehicles. It is important to keep in mind that exotic vehicle buyers demand the highest quality when in the market for a used car. To ensure your vehicle holds its resale value in the future, always make sure the service center of your choice is up to the highest standards.

O’Gara Coach La Jolla specializes in everything that has to do with exotic vehicles. Our team carries the extensive knowledge of luxury vehicle repairs. We understand that accidents are inevitable, but with the right service center, your car is restored to its original appearance. If you are looking for more information, you can easily contact us in-person, through email, or via a phone call.

Why the Rolls-Royce Ghost Has Lasted all These Years

By rgrubbs | Posted in Rolls-Royce on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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Rolls-Royce is one of the oldest and best-known luxury automobile manufacturers in the world. Out of its most current models, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is undeniably the most exceptional vehicles on the road today. Numerous automotive magazines have recognized it as one of the most elegant and sophisticated vehicles you can acquire. Launched in 2009, the Ghost has faced the test of time beautifully and continues to deliver the smoothest driving experience for you. Its commanding appearance is striking, and the ride is pure luxury. If you are in the market for a luxury vehicle, you must give this British benchmark a try.


The Rolls-Royce Ghost is in a Class of its Own

What makes Rolls-Royce so special compared to other vehicle manufacturers? First, Rolls-Royce focuses solely on constructing luxury autos. There is no such thing as mass-production. Rolls-Royce prides itself on manufacturing only a limited number of cars per year for those searching for ultimate comfort in their transportation. If you want to stand out from the crowd and make an impression, Rolls-Royce is the line of vehicles for you.

Second, the build quality and materials used in these vehicles are second to none. With other manufacturers, the flagship models usually share bits and pieces with their lesser siblings. This is not the case here. Both Rolls-Royce Ghost and its two-door counterpart, Rolls-Royce Wraith, use only the highest quality materials crafted to highest standards. You can feel the technical superiority of these cars when they are taken out on the road, whether you decide to enjoy from the backseat or choose to drive yourself.


Maintenance of Exotic Vehicles

Once you have decided to take the step into the world of luxury automobiles, make sure you carefully choose where to service them. A Rolls-Royce Ghost is a fine piece of machinery that should always get serviced accordingly. Maintenance ensures the timelessness of your car so that you can drive it for years to come. Only original Rolls-Royce parts should go into your Ghost for any service or repair needs. These carefully crafted cars require knowledgeable and certified mechanics to take care of them.

Mechanics at O’gara Coach La Jolla Service Center have been trained by the factory to provide the best service for your vehicle. Even if you end up getting into an unfortunate accident with your vehicle, a certified collision center can repair your car maintaining the highest factory standards and ensuring your vehicle’s resale value in the future. Trained mechanics know how to fine-tune and calibrate all the electronics the vehicle has. When maintained properly, these vehicles will continue for decades to ride as beautifully as they did on the day when they first rolled out of the factory.


Why You Should Invest in Your Own

Driving a Rolls-Royce Ghost is an experience in itself enhanced throughout the drive. This ultra-luxury vehicle comes with a powerful V12 engine and impeccable quality throughout. If you’ve considered this powerful model as your next vehicle O’gara Coach La Jolla can deliver it. Visit our showroom to learn more about the bold, elegant and signature details you can choose from for your new Rolls-Royce.

What to Expect from an Exotic Car Dealership in San Diego

By rgrubbs | Posted in Purchase Advice on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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Buying an ultra-luxury car is a totally different experience than walking into a regular dealership. Sure every dealership emphasizes the “service” delivered to customers, but this is a whole new level. Forget the tepid cups of coffee and day-old pastries and, of course, the pesky salesman harassing you at every moment to try to increase his commision out of you. When you are looking into buying a supercar, you can only expect a phenomenal experience. The best comparison is the difference between staying at a Motel 6 and a Ritz Carlton. Here’s our top five list of what to expect from an exotic car dealership in San Diego.


1. Everything Happens at Your Pace

This is the greatest feature of exotic car dealerships. There is nothing rushed and there is no pressure on you to buy today, tomorrow, or any time. Likewise, the sales associate isn’t trying to trick you into some package you don’t want or care about. The goal here is finding the perfect vehicle for you from supercars to a luxury SUV, everything is planned down to every detail. If you want a certain trim and accessory package, you can view and explore all of the myriad options.


2. You’re Dealing with Automotive Enthusiasts

Sales associate might not be the best term rather an exotic car dealership you are talking with automotive enthusiast. This is somebody who has a passion for high-end vehicles, their refinements, and qualities. This makes a huge difference if you are stuck deciding between two cars. When it comes to supercars for sale, they just get it.


3. Consistent Service

This might sound surprising, but even the average person who has no intention of buying a luxury vehicle will receive better treatment at an exotic car dealership. People love exotic cars and taking pictures with them, sharing their friends and so on, and the staff at luxury car dealerships often understand that. Believe it or not, it’s actually a much better atmosphere than your typical dealership for all people because everything comes back to giving unparalleled customer service to a person who might be back someday.

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4. Designed For Your Comfort

Everything is about the prospective customer. You can expect to enjoy things from espresso to fresh pastries to also having the space you want to make your decision. Many high-end car buyers want discretion and that’s what exotic car dealerships are designed for. You have the option to drive off the lot or have the car delivered to you. They open early or close late. It’s all about you.


5. Understanding all the Special Features of the Car

Once again, in the run of the mill Ford dealership, they are trying to get you in and out of there as quickly as possible. It’s not surprising that even on mid-level cars, how little sales associates explain key features of the vehicle. At dealership like O’Gara Coach La Jolla, you can find out everything you want to know about a car and more.


The Many Amazing Features of Exotic Car Dealerships

Stepping into an exotic car dealership is like entering another world. It’s a sales experience designed totally around you to ensure that everything about your new vehicle from walking into the showroom to supercar leases and everything else is a delightful process. So come into our showroom today to check out our Bentley, Rolls-Royce, or Lamborghini San Diego options and more to see how we can give you that perfect experience you are looking for.

Why the Rolls Royce Phantom is the Top of the Line Exotic Car

By rgrubbs | Posted in Rolls-Royce on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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Luxury car enthusiasts all know the Rolls Royce Phantom is in a class of its own. Ever since its extravagant arrival on scene, the Phantom has been making huge waves all over the auto industry. With its patented square body style and its iconic emblem, the Rolls Royce Phantom lives up to the Rolls Royce tradition as best it can.

It looks so authentically designed that it’s clear this car was meant to be a mascot for the company. With so many great features to love about the Rolls Royce Phantom, let’s go in-depth on just what makes this luxury supercar so special and why it truly is a top-of-the-line exotic car in its own right.

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Interior Magic

They say that the inside of the Rolls Royce Phantom VII is so quiet you could hear a pin drop while you’re driving down the highway.  No matter how expensive your vehicle is, driving down many roads in America can be a bumpy, noisy affair. But not in the Phantom. I think part of the reason they call it a Phantom is that it glides over the road like a spirit, leaving you feeling like you’re not even really touching the ground, but floating on a cloud instead.

But the interior has a lot more to offer than just being as silent as a library. There are plenty of technological gadgets and trinkets for you to entertain yourself in what is known as “the suite”. Take, for instance, the HD fold-out TVs behind the front passenger and driver’s seat. The screens are so high-tech that you can have a full and robust cinematic experience while en route to a dinner party.


Strong Fundamentals

While the interior of the Rolls Royce Phantom might be something to behold, the exterior power is nothing to laugh at either. Equipped with a magnificent V-12 engine, the Phantom possesses what can only be described as effortless strength and silent, yet abundant power.

The engineering and performance technology combine together in this vehicle to make the driver almost feel one with the car. Alerts and high-tech updates keep you constantly informed on what’s going around you and ensure that you reach your destination on time.

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Try it For Yourself

Rolls-Royce is the pinnacle of the high-end vehicles. If you’d love nothing more than to get behind the wheel of a masterpiece like the Rolls Royce Phantom, then you should start shopping for a lease. There are plenty of luxury cars you can get your hands on any time you want, but the Rolls Royce Phantom is truly in another league. The unprecedented luxury and performance of this marvelous creation combine to create an experience that stands above all others.

With its unbelievable ingenuity on the interior, including things like high-tech GPS and feedback systems as well as HD television screens and advanced climate control, the Rolls Royce Phantom is a luxury experience to die for. Combined with its impressive horsepower and effortless driving performance, the Phantom is something you need to experience as soon as you possibly can.

What Type of Luxury SUV Fits Your Style

By rgrubbs | Posted in Purchase Advice on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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A luxury SUV combines style and class with capability and driving height. It tells people you’re someone who values comfort and power, as well as legroom. There are hundreds of SUVs on the market that deciding which on to buy one becomes overwhelming. So, which luxury SUV should you go with?

You could go with any brand and likely find something that would suit your needs, but there are a few luxury SUV’s out there that go above and beyond the rest. They are the top of the line and owning one would make you stand out.

Let’s have a look at the top O’gara Coach La Jolla luxury SUV’s that are guaranteed to turn heads.


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1. Bentley Bentayga

If you’re into buying luxury cars, and specifically SUV’s, the Bentayga is a must-have.  As far as basic stats go, the W12 engine gets 12 mpg in the city and 19 on the highway. It features 600 horsepower and weighs a whopping 5,340lbs. This SUV also comes with an event seat in the back, so you and friends or family can park and enjoy the countless San Diego views.  

It hits 0 to 60 in a mere 4 seconds and accelerates all the way up to 187mph. These two stats combined make it one of the fastest SUV in the world. If speed isn’t enough for you, it also comes with seat heaters, mounted screens for watching movies, and a whole host of technological goodies that will keep you entertained on those long road trips.


2. Rolls-Royce Cullinan

This SUV is the very first vehicle from RR to feature all-wheel drive. You might not think Rolls-Royce and “offroad” belong in the same sentence, but the Rolls-Royce Cullinan transformed all of that. It contains a button for off-roading that raises the suspension by 1.5 inches. The Cullinan can even go through bodies of water that are up to 21.3 inches deep with no problem.

Under the hood, it’s no slouch either, with a V-12 automatic tranny that has 8 different speeds. It can also reach a top speed of 155 mph and has 627lb-ft of torque as well as 570 horsepower. It’s not just a savage off-roading beast though, the inside is unbelievably elegant.

There are 5 USB ports, an alertness assistant, pedestrian and wildlife warning systems, and a camera that has night vision, panoramic view, and helicopter view. There’s even a rear center console that offers champagne flutes, a refrigerator, and fine crystal whiskey glasses.


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3. Lamborghini Urus

That’s right, Lamborghini has a new SUV. And by the looks of it, you wouldn’t even realize that Lamborghini doesn’t exactly specialize in SUV’s. The Urus is a unique piece of automotive technology. It manages to maintain the classic Lamborghini design despite being an SUV.

Under the hood, it packs a serious punch with a 4.0-liter V8 engine and twin-turbos. It puts out a whopping 641 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque as well. The transmission is an 8-speed, and the Urus can hit 0-62 in 3.6 seconds. All of these numbers combine to make the Urus the world’s 5th fastest sports utility vehicle.

It also has an all-wheel drive that allows it to handle exceptionally well, even at high speeds. This system allows 40 percent of power to divert to the front wheels, with the other 60 percent of power sent to the rear wheels. The Urus has torque vectoring, which means it can individually route power to the left and right wheels. The air suspension system on the Urus allows it to clear 9.8 inches off the ground as well.

And depending on where you drive it, there are different settings to drive the Urus in. You’ve got street mode, dirt mode, track mode, sand mode, and snow mode.


Take it on a Test Drive

If you live in the San Diego area, O’Gara Coach La Jolla can set you up with any of the luxury vehicles mentioned and more. If you’re into buying luxury cars and you want to step your luxury SUV game up by getting into a Rolls Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Urus, or Bentley Bentayga, then visit our showroom to get an up close and personal experience.


By rgrubbs | Posted in Feature Car on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 9:38 PM

We at O’Gara La Jolla find ourselves in a strange time. A time that, only a couple years ago, would have thought to be unimaginable. We now live in a world where Rolls-Royce, the pinnacle of luxury and class, and Lamborghini, the creators of some of the fastest and most aggressive cars ever, have SUV’s about to hit the market, at the same time.

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Driving a Supercar – A Guide to the New 2018 Lamborghini Huracan

By rgrubbs | Posted in Feature Car on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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There’s a reason Lamborghini has long been lauded as one of, if not the best car company out there. While their extravagant vehicles and sleek supercars might not be for everybody, Lamborghini is nearly the gold standard when it comes to exotic cars. Even a Lamborghini certified pre-owned vehicle is nothing to laugh at. Every young boy fantasizes about driving a supercar one day, and the new 2018 Lamborghini Huracan will no doubt be idolized in poster form on bedroom walls all across the world.

Lamborghini’s new Huracan is visually stunning, artfully crafted, and functionally sound. Featuring a variety of new and old features that mesh perfectly together, this car is leading the pack in the eyes of many when it comes to next-gen supercars. To understand what makes this car so impressive, let’s take an in-depth look at what it has to offer. Also, why auto aficionados everywhere are raving about it.

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5 Supercar Leases You Need Before the End of the Summer

By rgrubbs | Posted in Purchase Advice on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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Summer is in full swing, and that means you need to make the most of it. Nothing satisfies a supercar enthusiast quite like ripping down the highway at high speeds while the sun is shining brightly in the sky. There’s something about the summer temperatures that just lend themselves to equally high-speed drives, and there’s no need to understand it, just go with it.

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Why the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge is the Best Luxury Vehicle

By rgrubbs | Posted in Feature Car on Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 3:29 PM
Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge

The new Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge is very similar to the standard Rolls-Royce Wraith. So similar, in fact, that many people wouldn’t really be able to tell you the difference between the two. And they definitely wouldn’t be able to justify the huge price increase for the Black Badge.

But, like the Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge, you’ll see exactly why the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge is worth every extra penny. There’s been a lot of buzz about this supercar lately, so let’s take an in-depth look at the Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge and what sets it apart from its predecessors.

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5 Secrets About Buying Luxury Cars

By rgrubbs | Posted in Purchase Advice on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 5:37 PM
5 Secrets about Buying Luxury Cars O'Gara Coach La Jolla

Have you ever wondered why luxury cars cost so much? I mean sure, they typically come with state of the art technology, sleek paint jobs, and all the amenities you could want, but is that really enough to justify the price?

Or is there something more to these cars that we aren’t seeing? Some kind of value that they bring to the table which can’t really be measured in solid metrics? Let’s take a look at the luxury car industry and uncover 5 secrets about luxury cars that you probably weren’t aware of.

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