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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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Tire Care Tips


Are you ready for the responsibility of owning a new vehicle? It can be a big investment to take on with the initial down payment and the ongoing payments. Not to mention the routine maintenance that is ongoing for the duration of owning your vehicle. Your tires are just one area of your vehicle that you will need to pay special attention to in order to protect your expensive investment. After all, if your tires are not in good condition, how can you expect your vehicle to be safe on the road?

We here at Jaguar Livermore want to give…

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Confirm Your Road Trip Checklist Again

Are you thinking of traveling and are genuinely interested in getting it right? Well, we know what you should do to prepare for a memorable trip. First, let us tell you why pre-planning is essential: It helps you avoid road trip hazards, keeps you and your loved ones safe and saves you time from last minute rush.

To get you started, clean your vehicle before and during the trip. Driving in a littered car can be pretty uncomfortable let alone dangerous for the driver. Ensure before the journey you have all the necessary documents; this will help you not be…

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Moving Over for Emergency Roadside Vehicles is The Law

If you have watched the local news recently, you may have come across stories involving police being injured from a highway accident. According to the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition on average, 200 people lose their lives every year on the side of the road. Unbeknownst to many Americans, Move Over laws exist in every state to prevent these types of wrecks from occurring.

 

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Horsepower Is An Interesting Word

Horsepower is an interesting word. Taken literally, it can conger up images of rippling muscles on a massive steed, but what does it really mean? To understand that, we must examine its origins.

When James Watt wanted to sell more steam engines to the 18th-century public, he knew he had to relate their strength to something with which the people were already familiar. Since consumers at the time used horses for multiple purposes, including getting from one place to another and to power farming equipment, he used this animal as an example.

After observing ponies...
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