It is a given that in order to get the best performance out of any vehicle, you have to maintain it properly. But then there are those vehicles that get under your skin and form an emotional bond with you. And if history has taught us anything, the Jaguar is surely one of them. If you happen to be the proud owner or even a wannabe owner of a luxury car, here are some tips maintaining that you simply cannot ignore.
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Keep In Touch With The Jag’s Own Service Schedule
That schedule can vary depending on which model you have. It could also change based on the car’s current performance and age but there are a few benchmarks to note in any case. For most Jag owners, the best time replace their oil is every 5,000 miles. Similarly, there are many other items that may need checking and replacing at this time. They include:
- Checking and filling of fluids
- Filling and rotation of tires
- Testing headlamps, brake lights, and signal lights
- Testing belts and hoses
- Inspecting the body and underside for damages
With that done, a more thorough inspection will be in order for every 15,000 miles which will take up to a year. By this time, your car would have been exposed to a lot of the elements so be sure to check the following without fail:
- Check air conditioning and heating
- Test the emergency brake
- Test the brakes and wheel bearings
- Check alignment
- Clean or replace the air filter
- Reapply lubricants on locks, hinges, and other fittings
- Inspect the engine mounts
Now Take A Look At The Inside
The interior of a Jag has typically been a thing of beauty and that has not changed very much over the last half century or so. The seats are beautifully upholstered in leather, the controls are fashioned out of aluminum, some models even have wooden dashboards and door sills. But all that does need proper maintenance to uphold its grandeur.
Moisturizing the leather surfaces helps them last longer. Applying a sun protectant on the interior surfaces like the dashboard, steering wheel, and seats helps to prevent fading. The carpets, veneer, and chrome bits should all be cleaned regularly.
Find A Proper Mechanic To Consult
This being a Jaguar, you certainly do not want to hand it over to just any mechanic. You want it to be mechanic who knows your Jag like the back of their own hand. There is uniqueness to the way Jaguars are made that makes them feel special when you drive them but also deserve special attention when it comes to maintaining them. You should be able to find just the right service provider after going through their customer reviews.
And that is really all there is to it. Follow these essential tips on maintenance and your Jag will always be at its peak performance.