Tips to Maintain Your Jaguar Engine
Regular preventive maintenance of your engine is essential, as it helps to detect and fix minor problems before they continue to deteriorate. This becomes even more imperative when you are dealing with luxury cars. This is because Land Rover and Jaguar repairs can be very expensive. Regular maintenance also boosts your car’s performance, offers a better fuel economy and increases the lifespan of your vehicle. If you are looking for Jaguar repair in Calgary, British Auto Specialists can help. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, we provide dealer level services with a more personal touch. We also offer collision repair and auto restoration services.
Here are a few tips that will help keep your engine in good condition:
• Change Engine Oil Regularly
Engine oil is essential to keep all moving parts well-lubricated to minimize wear and tear. It traps dust and dirt, preventing them from clogging any of the engine parts. You should check the oil levels every month and refill if required. Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for the grade of oil to be used and change intervals. In most of the modern cars, an oil change is recommended every 4000 to 8000 kilometres. Also, replace the air filter regularly as it is essential to filter all the junk from the oil to ensure your engine runs smoothly.
• Prevent Your Engine from Overheating
Fuel combustion inside your engine generates a lot of heat. The cooling system maintains the temperature of the engine within set limits to ensure it functions optimally. If the cooling system does not function properly or if there is a coolant leak, your engine to overheat, causing severe complications. It is essential to regularly check the coolant levels in your engine and look for any signs of a leak.
• Get a Regular Tune Up Done
You have to get an engine tune-up done every 96000 to 144000 kilometres. A tune-up usually includes changing the spark plugs. Though iridium-or platinum-tipped spark plugs last longer, they can cause an engine to misfire if contaminated. Replace the spark plug wires and clean the engine throttle body. A failed PCV valve can increase oil consumption; consider replacing it. The fuel injection system also has to be cleaned or replaced as carbon deposits on the intake valves may cause misfiring.
• Check the Drive Belt
The drive belt is essential for the functioning of the alternator, air-con compressor and other accessories connected to your engine. Over time, the drive belt can wear out or crack, causing a squeaking noise when your engine is running. If it breaks, your engine will be disabled. The drive belt is usually examined when you get your oil changed.
British Auto Specialists offers Land Rover and Jaguar repairs to clients in Calgary. Our staff uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide you with excellent customer service. We also offer general maintenance and paintless dent repair services.
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