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Dominate the Road Ahead in Your Jaguar F-TYPE

When you get behind the wheel of the Jaguar F-TYPE, you can instantly feel why it’s grown into a popular luxury sports car. Once you turn on the ignition and put it into gear, you can see how well it performs.

Taking inspiration from motorsports, the carbon ceramic braking system available on the F-TYPE feature six pistons on the front brakes and four on the rear wheels that work together for a powerful braking system that can perform under stress. 

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What do Gaskets do for Your Jaguar Vehicle?

So you’re driving along in Huntsville, minding your own business, when your engine fails. You pull off to the side of the road and studiously check your spark plugs, your fuel line, your coolant and your battery, everything checks out. What could be wrong with the vehicle?

The simplest component is the cause of the most failures. Gaskets are a crucial, flexible seal made of steel/copper with a coating of rubber. They keep liquids and air where they belong. For example, your oil pan gasket keeps oil in the pan badly needed by a moving crankshaft. 

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The Importance of Having a Roadside Emergency Kit in Your Car

Accidents and breakdowns happen at the most unexpected times. That's why the Jaguar Huntsville auto service professionals recommend that you keep a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. Here is the right way to pack your very own roadside emergency kit.

Tire fix-a-flat is important because it gives you the chance to get the tire off the rim just high enough so you can move the vehicle safely. The empty gas can could be used by other motorists to get you fuel so you can drive to the gas station. 

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Make Sure Your Tires Are Safe

Your tires are the only thing connecting your vehicle to the road. That is a strip of rubber just a few inches wide keeping thousands of pounds off the ground and navigating safely through turns! Ensuring that your vehicle's tires are filled with correct air pressure and have appropriate tread levels is one of the most important safety checks you can do for your car. Here at Jaguar Huntsville, we can take a look at your tires and make sure they are still safe for driving.

All tires come with a recommended 'cold' tire pressure. 

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What is the Function of the Alternator in Your Vehicle?

The car battery usually gets all the credit for powering all the electrical devices in your vehicle, but it does need some help from your alternator. Here are just some of the functions of the alternator in your vehicle.

Your car's battery will send just enough power to the starter motor so the car turns over. Once started, the alternator sends power to things like the stereo, lights, gauges, air conditioning system, and navigation system. 

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Plan Ahead to Avoid a Dead Battery

Have you ever went out to start your vehicle and were greeted by a clicking sound? If so, you may be facing the problem of a dead battery. The good news is that if you have jumper cables and someone with a working vehicle to assist you, then you can be back on the road in no time.

Jump-starting your battery is not a complicated process. Just attach the positive ends of the jumper cables to the positive terminal of each battery. 

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Common Reasons for an Overheated Engine

When the tire pressure light comes on in the car, it is time to investigate the problem. Here are a few of the reasons the pressure may have changed in the tires.

During the hottest days of the summer, the hot air temperature could increase the tire pressure until the temperatures drop. In the morning during the winter, the pressure in the car tires may drop slightly but resume to normal as the temperatures rise. 

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Are Certain Types of Brake Pads Better in Wet Weather?

Brake pads perform very important vehicular functions. They are responsible for slowing and stopping the wheels and tires. To be effective, brake pads must do this duty in wet and cold weather as well as sunny and pleasant weather. That said, some kinds of brake pads are better in inclement weather than other kinds.

An example of a good wet-weather brake pad is the sintered pad. Sintered pads are made from mixtures of metal flakes, fillers, and adhesive resins. 

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Understanding Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Using the right viscosity of motor oil is incredibly important to the performance and overall maintenance of the engine. To understand oil viscosity ratings, you need to know how to read the numbers correctly. There are two numbers in viscosity ratings with the letter W in between. The first number designates the viscosity of oil at cold temperatures; the second indicates the viscosity at high temperatures. So a 10w-40 oil has a viscosity rating of 10 at cold temperatures and a rating of 40 at high temperatures.

 

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Fix Those Fluids


In a modern vehicle, it seems like there are an almost unnecessarily high amount of fluids. Coolant, engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid are all essential to your car's proper performance. With so many fluids, though, how do you keep track of what goes where, when it needs to be changed, how much needs to be added, and what type is truly the best?

At Jaguar Huntsville, our experienced service professionals have got you covered. Factory-trained to know your vehicle inside and out, they know which fluids belong where, and when they do need replacement…
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