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Versatile Performance in the 2018 Jaguar XF

In the 2018 Jaguar XF, you can drive the way you want to. This popular mid-sized luxury car has an intuitive transmission system that can be controlled a number of ways.

The Jaguar XF uses an 8-speed automatic transmission that's finely-tuned to provide you with a dynamic driving experience. It's very responsive and shifts smoothly for a comfortable ride. You can also change driving modes to modify how the transmission performs. A sleek rotary knob on the console provides you with the control you need. If you want to handle shifting for yourself, you can get the XF…

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Rubber vs. Carpet on Your Car Floors

Generally speaking, car owners have two options when it comes to covering their vehicle floors. The first option is to put carpet on the floor while the other option is to use a rubber floor mat. While the carpet adds a touch of class to the vehicle, the rubber mats are easier to clean.

Rubber mats may also be good enough for those who don't mind that this product generally only comes in black or gray. Vehicle owners who have small children or pets will likely want the rubber mat while...

 

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Jaguar F-Pace: Performance SUV Bargain?

The Jaguar F-Pace is one of the newest contenders in the hotly contested segment of luxury crossovers and SUVs. It comes in a trim for just about any budget and packs performance to back up the Jaguar slogan of "Born to Perform". The F-Pace comes in three engine configurations. Most trims are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 247 hp and 269 ft/lb of torque that propels the F-Pace from 0-60 in 6.4 seconds. The F-Pace portfolio is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but in this trim, it is tuned to make…

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Electric Jaguar Prototype Makes Appearance at the Royal Wedding

Eyes around the world were turned toward Britain recently for the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. A day full of ceremony and extravagance, the wedding enjoyed the participation of several British automakers who donated vehicles for the proceedings. Jaguar, for instance, provided one of the more unique additions to the wedding fleet: a Jaguar E-Type Zero.

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Iron Maiden Drummer Drives Home in Custom Classic Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar is one of the most respected luxury automakers on the market and has been for decades. What does that add up? A long legacy that the brand's biggest fans love to celebrate. Take Iron Maiden-drummer Nicko McBrain. A long-time devotee, McBrain bought his first Jaguar in 1987. And most recently? He decided to celebrate his love for the brand by investing in a custom refurbishment of a classic 1984 Jaguar XJ6.

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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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Compact Tires vs. Full-Size Spare Tires


Have you ever ridden on a compact tire? It just doesn't feel right. Compact, temporary tires are not meant to support the full load of your vehicle. These are temporary tires that only last about 50 miles. This is enough to get you to a shop, but you shouldn't keep driving on a spare as it could permanently damage your vehicle and cause other flats. For this reason, some people choose to go with a full-size tire instead.

Dealerships often throw in a spare tire, but you should ask whether you are getting a compact or full-size. With…
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Learning the Right Way on How to Test Your Car's Battery


In order to get an accurate reading on the strength of the battery in your vehicle, you only need to follow these steps and utilize a voltmeter.
  1. Before doing anything with the battery, turn off the car lights and the ignition.
  2. If you notice any signs of corrosion on the battery terminal, a wire brush is needed to ensure the contact to the voltmeter is solid.
  3. Be sure to place the red clamp of the voltmeter to the positive terminal of the car battery, then do the same with the black clamp going to the negative terminal on the battery…
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Tell-Tale Signs You Have an Exhaust Leak

Your exhaust system is vital to the operation of your vehicle. It keeps your vehicle quiet and keeps the exhaust fumes away from the interior cabin. There are a few signs to tell you that there may be a leak.

You may notice a few different things. It could be a loud noise while you’re driving or a rattle to your gas pedal. You may also find you have reduced fuel efficiency. If you put a repair off for too long, you may also smell exhaust fumes in the cabin.

Don’t second-guess whether you have an exhaust leak…

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Understanding Synthetic Oil


Routine oil changes are one of the most important maintenance duties needed to keep vehicle's running at top performance. With so many oil blends on the market today, it can often be overwhelming to understand all the differences. Synthetic oil is a lubricant derived from chemicals that are artificially made. Reversely, conventional oil comes directly from crude oil and is naturally made. The benefits of synthetic oil include better lubrication, reduced breakdown, improved stability, increased tolerance to high temperatures, and fewer deposits left on the engine components...
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