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Why is Engine Cooling & Radiator Service Maintenance So Vital?


The cooling system in your vehicle is comprised of a number of moving parts that all have to be working together to protect your car engine.

The water pump is moved by a belt, and unless the belt is tight, the pump cannot move coolant fast enough. Add into the mix that the bearings inside the pump can fail and cause leaks, it is important to get professional eyes on this part often.

The radiator needs to be free of obstructions and the cap must be the right pressure so the coolant doesn't escape.

The thermostat must be operating…
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How to Know if Your Exhaust is Leaking

Driving around with a leaking exhaust can be extremely dangerous. It could end up sending carbon monoxide into the cabin, which is deadly. If you suspect your exhaust is leaking, the first thing you should do is schedule an appointment at a service center.

There are a few tips to help you determine if you have an exhaust leak. There may be a rattle on your gas pedal, a loud noise as you drive down the road, or reduced fuel efficiency. In some instances, you may also smell the exhaust entering your cabin.

Call us at Jaguar Palm Beach today…

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How to Easily Test Your Car's Battery Today


When the battery in your car has been giving you trouble, testing it could make the difference in you getting stranded or a new battery in a timely manner.
  • Once the car ignition and the lights are off, open the hood and locate the battery.
  • If the terminals on the battery appear to have any corrosion, now is the time to clear it away with a wire brush.
  • Take your voltmeter, attach the positive cable, typically the red one, to the battery positive terminal. Once connected, take the voltmeter negative cable, the black one, and place that on to the…
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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Since brake pads take so much abuse on a regular basis, they require a durable and affordable material. Most vehicles use pads that are made from a mixture of iron, copper, steel, and graphite to provide them with the strength they need to stand up to the friction and heat required to stop your vehicle hundreds of times.

You send brake fluid through each of the brake lines when you press the pedal inside the vehicle. Because fluid is compressed inside the lines, it provides the strength necessary to force the caliper to squeeze the pads and rotor together...

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Keep Your Vehicle On The Road With Periodic Belt And Hose Inspections


It may be surprising, but even something as small as a belt or hose can leave you stuck on the side of the road if it fails on you. That is why it is important to include them in your monthly maintenance routine.

In truth, taking care of your belts and hoses is pretty simple. All it really takes is a period visual inspection. Giving yourself plenty of good light, check each one for cracks or signs of wear and tear. Give it a slight bend or press and see if any of the cracks seem large or open up…
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When You Should Consider GAP Insurance

You have probably never heard of it, but it does exist. It is advisable for car owners to get GAP insurance. It is usually offered as an addition to your normal auto insurance. However, there are certain situations which definitely call for GAP insurance as listed below.
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• If the car you purchased loses value at a faster rate than normal.
• If you bought a car on loan and the loan term is 48…
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Why Tire Tread Depth is Very Important For Safe Drivng

Without the proper tread depth, your chances of getting into an accident also increase. The main purpose of tire tread is to keep water churning out from under the tire during inclement weather. Without it, the water gets trapped under it, making it very slippery. In fact, a study conducted by Smithers Rapa in 2013 found that tread depth at 2/32 going at 60 mph requires about a 10-car space stop compared with the 10/32, which can stop very quickly. SAE International found that the chances of accidents increase significantly with tread depths of 4/32.

 

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Do Your Pre-Test Before a Long Trip

When you are planning to take your car out for a drive, it is important to take a few minutes to do your pre-test. Even if you are going to work or the grocery store, you should at least do a quick visual check of your fluids and tires to make sure that things are good to go.

If you are planning on going on a longer road trip be sure to bring your vehicle to us here at Jaguar Palm Beach so that we can make sure that everything is in good shape.

A little bit of prevention goes…
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If You Get Your Car Loan Pre-Approved You'll Be Happier


You will probably be much happier if you get your car loan pre-approved before you go to the dealership to look at cars. Just fill out our Jaguar Palm Beach questionnaire on our website, and you get your amount of money you can finance for your new or used car.

You will be in much better shape in knowing how many cars you can afford to buy, and this is the best way to get the job done. You will have more confidence, and you will be able to focus better in regard to distinguishing what you want in a…
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