Owning a Jaguar is a rewarding experience, but it can come at a cost. Aside from the initial large payment for the car itself, Jaguar car parts can hit the roof for expense if something needs repairing. That’s why we’ve put together this blog to help guide you through maintaining your Jaguar, including servicing, repairs and maintenance advice.
Always Be Mindful Of Your Brakes
Maintaining the proper function of your Jaguar’s brakes should always be a priority.
Proper maintenance of your brakes is crucial to your safety and the safety of other road users.
Fortunately, your Jaguar is equipped with incredible technology which is constantly checking your car for any complications. These issues usually appear on your dashboard as warning lights and should be looked into immediately.
A very serious one that should never be ignored is your ABS warning light. The ABS warning light indicates a problem with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), which could affect your ability to brake safely in an emergency.
Potential Causes: Faulty wheel speed sensors, malfunctioning ABS pump, low brake fluid level, etc.
Recommended Action: Take this warning seriously! Driving with a faulty ABS system is dangerous. Stop driving immediately and have your car towed to us or your nearest qualified Jaguar mechanic for diagnosis and repair.
Here are some tips for maintaining your Jaguar car brakes:
- Have your brakes inspected by a qualified Jaguar mechanic at least once a year or every 12,000 miles.
- Pay attention to warning signs, such as grinding noises, pulsating brake pedals, or increased stopping distances.
- Replace your brake pads and rotors when they become worn or damaged.
- Use the correct type of brake fluid for your Jaguar.
- Avoid overloading your Jaguar, as this can put extra strain on the brakes.
Check Your Jaguar Oil Levels
Checking the oil levels in your Jaguar car is a crucial aspect of routine maintenance that directly contributes to the overall health and longevity of your vehicle. Engine oil serves as the lifeblood of your Jaguar’s powerplant, playing a pivotal role in lubricating its intricate components, reducing friction, and dissipating heat.
Regularly monitoring oil levels ensures that your engine operates within the optimal temperature range and remains adequately lubricated, preventing excessive wear and tear. Low oil levels or degraded oil can lead to increased friction, overheating, and potential engine damage.
By adhering to a consistent oil-checking routine, you not only safeguard your Jaguar’s performance but also contribute to a smoother and more efficient driving experience. This simple yet essential practice empowers you to address potential issues proactively, maintaining the exceptional standards of performance that define the Jaguar driving experience.
At JLR Essex, we have maintenance and servicing appointments available for you to book here.
The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Warning Light
Modern Jaguar diesel vehicles (ones made in 2019 onwards) will have been built with a diesel particulate filter (DPF), so this warning light applies to all diesel car owners with a make and model 2019 and newer.
Your diesel particulate filter captures and stores exhaust soot which helps to reduce harmful emissions from your car. As with all filters, the DPF has finite capacity and over time it becomes blocked which leads to serious issues for your car.
A clogged DPF filter can cause increased emissions, reduced engine performance, increased fuel consumption and damage to the engine. As well as a failed MOT.
It is illegal to remove your DPF, doing so can result in a fine, and an invalid insurance policy.
Pay Attention To Your Wheels & Tyres
Similar to brakes, your wheels and tyres need to be regularly maintained to ensure the safety of yourself, your passengers and other road users. The legal tyre tread depth in the UK is at least 1.6 millimetres, but for safety reasons, it is recommended that you change your tyres before the tread gets to this low level.
Not only is having bald tyres dangerous, but your Jaguar will also fail an MOT if it is below the minimum tread depth. You can book your car for an MOT here.
Jaguar Battery Maintenance
Battery maintenance for your Jaguar ensures that your luxury car operates reliably and efficiently. The battery serves as the electrical heart of your Jaguar, supplying power to the starter motor, ignition system, and various electronic systems.
Regular battery maintenance for your Jaguar helps to extend the lifespan of your battery and reduces the risk of unexpected breakdowns. Here are a few key reasons why battery maintenance is essential for your Jaguar:
- Reliable starting
- Preventing battery discharge
- Preserving electronic systems
- Avoiding unexpected breakdowns
We provide a visual and electrical check of the battery health and performance of your Jaguar, and you will be provided with a printout of the results. Book your Jaguar battery check here.
Maintaining Your Jaguar
As we bring this article to a close, it’s evident that the commitment to regular servicing, attentive repairs, and meticulous maintenance is paramount in preserving the unmatched elegance and performance of these luxury vehicles.
From routine oil checks to battery maintenance and beyond, each proactive step ensures that your Jaguar remains reliable on the road, embodying the spirit of performance and sophistication. So, embrace the joy of driving your Jaguar, armed with the knowledge of how to maintain its every curve and contour, and let the road ahead be a testament to the enduring allure of these exceptional automobiles.
About Jaguar Landrover Essex
We specialise in service, maintenance and repairs for Jaguar Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles including servicing gearboxes, automatic transmission, wheel alignment and tracking.
Here at JLR Essex, we provide service maintenance and repairs for your Jaguar/Land Rover from people you can trust and if you’re looking to save money on what it costs to service and maintain your car – up to 60% in many cases – you’ve come to the right place, that’s because you get the best of both worlds – quality and price – when you choose JLR Essex.
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