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Why Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure Is Important

Proper tire care entails checking on the condition of the tires daily to ensure safety while on the road. Proper tire inflation slows down acceleration in wear that eventually leads to an unplanned need for tire replacement. Underinflation of tires causes a safety risk as excessive heat due to movement weakens the tire. 

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Winter Car Care Ideas

Winter weather might turn treacherous on a proverbial dime. Drivers could find themselves dealing with tough conditions, which highlights the importance of preparedness. Have you checked the tires' air pressure and your oil and coolant levels? Maybe it is time to visit a local service station for assistance, as new fluid and motor oil could be necessary.

Putting winter tires on the vehicle may help with improving traction. The special tires come with a tread design intended for icy and snowy conditions. 

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How do brake pads stop your car?

Your brakes are an important part of your vehicle. Being able to stop is just as important as being able to get going. Your automobile's braking system is a complicated apparatus that has a lot of moving parts, perhaps none more crucial than your brake pads. We here at Jaguar Land Rover Richmond have come up with this short how-to guide to explain how your brake pads work.

When you press your foot down on your brake pedal, the many components of your braking system kick in. The last part of that process is the brake pads hitting the…

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Common Signs You Need a Brake Inspection

Your vehicles braking system, including the brake pads, pedals, brake fluid and rotors, is essential to keeping your car safe to drive. At Jaguar Land Rover Richmond, our expert auto technicians are ready to make sure that your braking system is in good shape. Look out for these common signs that you should schedule an appointment with our service center as soon as possible.

When you press on the brake pedal, it should not feel spongy or tough to press down. Having to use more pressure than usual or press the pedal down lower than normal could mean that there…

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Remember To Have Your Tires Rotated When You Get Your Vehicle Serviced

While it seems that everyone remembers the importance of having the oil changed in their vehicle, tire rotation is often an afterthought. It should not be this way. You will want to make sure that your tires are rotated on a regular basis in order to keep them in good running condition.

If you are looking for a way to save money at the gas pump, regular tire rotation is one way to do that. You can do this each time you have your car, truck, or SUV serviced and it will mean that your tires are properly inflated and…

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Advantages of Using Car Wax

Car wax is a barrier for your car that protects it from different types of damage, including UV rays, scratches, and pollution. This type of wax makes your car hydrophobic, making rainwater and various pollutants roll off your vehicle instead of sticking to the paint and leaving unsightly marks.

Applying car wax to your vehicle provides a variety of benefits, including protection from minor dents and scratches, preventing paint exposure, saving money, and improving your cars resale value. Car wax can also make your car shiny and helps it maintain a clean appearance.

 

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Know Your Cabin vs Engine Air Filter

Filters are an important part of your vehicle. At Jaguar Land Rover Richmond, we want to tell you a bit more about two of them. They are the engine air and cabin filters. Both impact the quality of your ride and need to be replaced at regular intervals.

First, there is the engine air filter. Its job is to protect the engine from the dust and dirt particles that try to get inside of it. Without the filter, clogs could occur and damage could easily happen to essential engine parts.

 

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Avoid a Dead Battery by Checking the Voltage

Your car battery should last about 4 years, but eventually needs to be replaced. If you are continually jump starting your car or your battery isn't holding the charge, you can test the voltage of your car battery in a few simple steps.

Use a voltmeter, and make sure you wear rubber gloves and goggles to protect yourself from battery acid. Turn off your ignition and lights. 

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How to Replace a Flat Tire

If you hear the tell-tale sign of a flat tire, get off the road as soon as possible. Try to park on solid, level ground. This will give your jack a secure spot to rest and minimize the risk of your car rolling.

Turn off the vehicle and engage your parking brake before you start working. If you have wheel chocks, you can use those behind the side opposite the one you are raising to further secure your car. Each vehicle is different, but the basic steps are the same. Loosen the lug nuts slightly before jacking up the car…

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