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Synthetic Oil: What Is It?


Synthetic oil is the highest quality of oil that you can put in your vehicle. Many manufacturers recommend that you use synthetic oil to prevent damage, and prolong the life of the vehicle.

So why should you use synthetic oil?

Opposed to the conventional motor oil from the past, synthetic oil is designed by scientists to have qualities such as less evaporative loss, and resistance to oxidation that help keep your engine performing the way it should. You should especially use synthetic oil in situations of heavy engine use and temperatures below freezing.
 

 

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The Many Faces Of Brake Fluid

Although the way that brake fluid in your car works to slow your car down is usually easy to understand, the types of fluid that you can put in your car are a bit more difficult to differentiate. Jaguar Livermore can add fluid if the level in your car is low and ensure that the proper type is added depending on the kind of car you have.

Glycol fluid is usually sold in different grades, similar to motor oil. You can also get brake fluid that has a silicone base. A fluid that has glycol is usually used in cars…

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What are Powertrain and Bumper-to-Bumper Warranties?

When you purchase a vehicle, you don't want to deal with any manufacturer or other defects. Problems can happen since vehicle, like other machines, may experience unexpected issues with parts. A powertrain or bumper-to-bumper warranty could pay for the repair work. What is the difference between these two warranties?

A powertrain warranty is commonplace with new and certified pre-owned vehicles. The warranty covers the engine, transmission, and other "power-oriented" components to the vehicle. The warranty makes sense. Who wants to be forced to pay for a new transmission 

 

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Know The Difference When Debadging: Glued And Clipped Car Emblems


Many styles of cars have truly amazing body designs. Manufacturer emblems and badges can interrupt a sleek look. Some people choose to remove car badges, and it is essential that they do it correctly. If a person is patient and careful, they can remove any trace that a badge ever existed. This is a customization job that can really add flare to a vehicle.

Most vehicle badges are affixed to a car body with strong industrial adhesive. Gently and evenly heating the adhesive will soften it. When the adhesive is soft, gliding something like fishing line under the badge will…
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Methods of Controlling Odors in Your Vehicle

A stinky vehicle will lose its value and enjoyment in a short amount of time. Maybe you've left a mug of coffee in the center console for too many days. Your toddler dropped a snack under the seat and you can't seem to find it. Use these tips to get your car clean and fresh in no time at all.​
  • Periodically you should be cleaning your vehicle using a vacuum. Clean under the seats, in all the cracks and crevices and the floor mats. You can use a deodorizing carpet powder if you would like to deodorize.
  • Try…
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Which Type of Winter Tires Will You Choose?

At Jaguar Livermore, our team wants to help you prepare for winter driving conditions. When snow and ice cover the roads, it can be extremely dangerous, but winter tires are a great way to enhance safety. There are three types of winter tires that include studdable winter/snow tires, studless ice/snow tires, and performance winter/snow tires.

Studdable winter/snow tires use an optional metal stud to provide you with optimal traction on icy roads. You can also use these tires without the studs for driving on the snow. However, the stud should be used when you are driving…

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Winter Seasonal Maintenance Items to Consider

The winter season can significantly alter the performance of your vehicle. Before you hit the road in freezing weather, it's important to understand some basic technical parameters of tires.

The gauge pressure in tires might drop below recommended levels when it gets cold outside. Most vehicles should roll on tires that are inflated to at least 32 PSI. If the outdoor temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the gauge pressure might fall by a few psi.  

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Understanding Battery Testing Is A Good Idea

As a vehicle owner, it is best to have a basic idea of maintenance for some of the components of your car or truck. These include checking the oil, tire pressure, and other fluid levels. One key component that you'll want to be knowledgeable about testing is the vehicle battery.

The battery is a vital component of every vehicle. Without it, your vehicle doesn't operate. To test it, you will need a voltmeter. Connect the red positive test lead of the voltmeter to the positive terminal of the battery. Connect the black negative test lead to the negative…
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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

There are a lot of things that happen to your tires as they begin to break down with age. The material they are made out of can get old and worn. The tread can wear down and be a safety concern. Whatever the problem may be, investing in new tires can make a big difference in the overall safety of your vehicle. Let's take a closer look at some common signs that your tires need to be replaced.
  • If you notice some bumps or vibrations from under your vehicle while you are driving, this could be caused by worn…
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The Importance of the Engine Cooling & Radiator System Check


The cooling system in your vehicle is a complicated system and is comprised of a number of parts that all need to work as one to protect the internals of the engine. Here are a few of those vital parts.
  1. The thermostat has to be able to regulate the temperatures or the system is at risk of overheating and all the internal parts could be damaged.
  2. The water pump is moved by a belt, so this belt must be solid and tight, or the pump can't move the coolant fast enough to keep it cool.
  3. The radiator not only…
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