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Does Your Jaguar Have Water Damage?

 

Jaguar has a reputation for being one of the most luxurious cars on the market. The beauty and style of the car is undeniable and it’s one of the best for making a statement about your lifestyle. However, unfortunately, these beautiful European cars are also notorious for rust. Like with any car, water damage is not just limited to the engine or exterior and if often difficult to detect and even more difficult to repair.

 

If you suspect that your Jaguar has water damage after driving through a flooded street, be sure to have it checked out right away by a Jaguar repair shop. If a leak is not found quickly and repaired correctly, the electrical system can be damaged.

If you own a Jaguar, it is essential to avoid water damage at all costs. In this guide, we're going to break down everything you need to know about Jaguar water damage, including causes, warning signs, and where to find a reliable Jaguar mechanic in Calgary.

 

Overheated Engine

If your engine overheats easily and frequently, that is a problem that can lead to water damage in your Jaguar. The reason it's overheating is that your engine doesn't have enough coolant, or it could be leaking coolant. 

You may notice your temperature gauge rising and a burning smell coming from your car when your engine is overheating. It's important to pull off the road until the engine cools down, and then visit an auto shop to have the problem investigated. 

 

Coolant Warning Light

Never ignore when the low coolant light comes on. It’s a sure sign that your car doesn't have enough coolant, meaning you need to get your engine inspected in case of a leak. If you ignore a coolant leak, your Jaguar will quickly suffer from water damage and develop rust, among other problems.

 

Damaged Radiator Cap

The job of a radiator cap is to hold in high pressure and, at the same time, allow air to get in. A damaged or missing radiator cap will prevent an engine from cooling properly and may lead to serious damage. For that reason, it is important to inspect your radiator cap from time to time to make sure it's doing its job. If it gets damaged, it won't maintain the right pressure levels in your Jaguar's cooling system. If proper pressure isn't maintained, coolant will begin to leak.

 

Coolant Leaks Under the Car

Jaguar coolant leak is a serious problem that demands immediate attention. The coolant’s job is to lubricate engine parts and reduce the risk of overheating the engine. A Jaguar leak of any kind usually results in expensive engine damage, but in some cases it creates the potential for water damage to other parts of your car as well. Although not always visible, one of the signs indicating your Jaguar was a coolant leak is seeing a colourful liquid under your car when it's parked.

 

Mildew Smell

If you notice a mildew smell coming from your car, it likely has water damage. Unfortunately, the water damage may have turned into mold by this point. You need to get your Jaguar serviced right away to avoid a very expensive repair bill down the line.

 

Trust the Pros With Your Jaguar Water Damage

Although the water damage isn’t always visible to the naked eye, the rust may already have begun to form on certain surfaces inside your vehicle. If you aren’t sure if your Jaguar has been damaged, our team at British Auto Specialists will be able to perform a thorough inspection of your luxury car and take care of car water repair for you. We can get to the bottom of your Jaguar's water damage and make sure it doesn't happen again. 

Contact our Calgary team today to learn more about our services.