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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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Jaguar Huntsville and Exceptional Repair Services


Vehicle woes no longer have to make you feel uneasy. You don't have to bring your car in for repair service at a small and questionable independent center, either. That's because you can always turn to the tireless mechanics who work for Jaguar Huntsville.

​Dealership repair services can do a lot of your comfort and ease. Our technicians utilize first-class OEM (Original Equipment Parts). OEM parts can make you feel pure confidence. We're a dealership that has a staff of assiduous, diligent and detail-oriented technicians. Our technicians and representatives alike provide...
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We Have All Heard Of Horsepower But What Does It Mean?

Horsepower originated from James Watt and is defined as work done over time. Watt is famous for his work to improve the performance of steam engines. He lived from 1736 to 1819. Horsepower resulted from Watt determination to measure up the power of the engines to Impress his customers and sell more of his engines from watching ponies in a coal mine.

 

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How to Choose: AWD or 4WD?

While visiting Jaguar Huntsville about your questions regarding all-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive - you'll be met with a more in depth, and tailored to you, explanation. Before you visit, it's always nice to have some basics.

Choosing between all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive is relatively easy once you understand the basics of what they are, and what their purpose is. 

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Do You Know That It Is The Law To Move Over?

Most people do not realize that there is a law in place that enforces the importance of moving over when it is safe to do so when passing a stranded vehicle on the road. This also applies to a vehicle that has been pulled over by an officer. This is not a suggestion but rather an actual law in all 50 states.

 

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