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Exciting Drive in the Jaguar F-TYPE Sports Car

Having a racing-inspired design, the Jaguar F-TYPE is a premium sports car with lavish features. This aerodynamic roadster is available with class-leading mechanical parts.

Boosted by a supercharger, a 5.0 L V8 engine powers the F-TYPE SVR model. This massive powertrain pumps out a maximum of 575 hp at 6,500 RPM. The eight-cylinder engine block needs to revolve at more than 3,500 RPM to crank out 516 pound-feet of peak torque. 

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Simple Spring Car Care Tips

After sitting around and not being driven much in the winter, cars need a little maintenance in the spring. While some things are simple fixes, others should be done by a qualified technician. Stop at Jaguar Grand Rapids and allow us to give you a hand.

Here are some routine car things you may be able to do yourself.

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What You Need to Know About Your Car's Brake Fluid

You don't need to be a certified mechanic when it comes to your car's brake fluid. But, you should know when it should be changed, and why your car needs it. Caring for your brakes will keep your car in good working order, and all your passengers safe.

Brake fluid is essential for a vehicle's braking system to function properly. The right amount of fluid in the system provides the necessary pressure that powers the braking mechanism. 

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Quick Tips on Choosing the Right Tires

When you're ready to enjoy new tires, you'll see that you have many different options to choose from. The side wall of a tire is what defines the tire’s capabilities. Tires have varied construction, size, and speed rating. The treadwear is what determines how long the tires will last with 100 being the baseline measurement.

Reaction is available in AA, A, B, and C. Traction lets you know how quickly the tires will stop when on wet pavement. 

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Common Signs of a Faulty Fuel Pump

When a fuel pump fails, it doesn't necessarily stop you vehicle from running, but it will begin to cause poor fuel economy and engine stalls. This is because the pump's motor may only weaken or the pump's filters may gradually become clogged.

The first sign of a weakening fuel pump will often happen when your engine is running high at RPMs on the freeway. 

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When Should a Professional Repair Your Brake Pedal?

Properly functioning brakes are one of the biggest ways to keep your family safe on the road. That is why we here at Jaguar Grand Rapids of Grand Rapids, MI want you to know some common signs your brakes should be repaired.

The first sign is air in your brake lines. This can cause a dampening of sorts on your brakes and render them less useful. 

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Why Your Engine Could be Overheating

Your vehicle's engine is extremely important. It's what keeps your car running, and it provides your vehicle with all of its power. This means that engine overheating can be a serious issue. So what causes overheating, and how can it be fixed?

By far the most common cause of overheating is a coolant shortage. If your vehicle's coolant levels get too low, then the coolant system can cease to function properly, and your engine can quickly begin to overheat. 

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New Tires Keep You Safe on the Road

The treads on tires aren't just for making fancy tire tracks. Their real purpose is to push rain and snow out of the way as you drive. If your tires are too worn, they may lose traction in those conditions, and your car could slip and slide across the road.

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Exhaust System Problems: You Can See, Hear, and Smell Them

We've all probably heard, seen, and smelled a vehicle that was having exhaust problems. If a muffler isn't working properly, it's loud. Moreover, there are other parts on the exhaust system that are responsible for controlling the emissions on your vehicle, so that your vehicle isn't producing fumes that you can see and smell.

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