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What Do Your Brake Pads Do?

Your brake pads are important parts of your car's braking system. When you step on your brakes, devices called calipers squeeze down on your brake rotors, slowing them and your wheels to a stop. Since this puts a lot of friction on your brakes and can do serious damage to them, there needs to be a buffer between the calipers and the rotors.

That's where the brake pads come in. These pads are placed in between the calipers and rotors and prevent the rotors from being damaged. Unfortunately, this places a great deal of friction on the pads…
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Difference Between Spare Tires: Choosing Full-Size or Compact


Have you ever noticed a car riding on a donut tire? The car tends to tilt as it can't support the full load. Compact tires are emergency spare tires that are meant to get you back on the road and to the shop to fix the original flat. In some cases, you can drive a spare over 50 miles but typically these tires grow bald faster. Compact tires are cheaper and smaller, but they cannot compare to the quality of a full-size tire.

Full-size tires can be purchased at the time of purchasing a set. This is so that…
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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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