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Maintaining Accurate Tire Air Pressure Keeps You Safe on the Road


When you drive around Macomb, does it ever occur to you whether your tires have the correct air pressure? If you’re like most drivers, it’s something that is considered as “out of sight, out of mind.” However, tire air pressure is one of the most important factors for safe driving.

Monitoring tire air pressure should be a high priority. A tire with low air pressure can cause a blow-out, especially when you’re driving at 55 m.p.h. on the highway. The hotter the tire gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. If a tire has low air…
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Knowing If Your Vehicle Has a Spare Tire

Typically, your vehicle is going to have four tires on it and possibly a spare tire. However, you might not always get a vehicle that has a spare tire. If you happen to have a vehicle that came without a spare tire, then you are probably going to want to go and get a spare tire for your vehicle.

In the case you are shopping for a spare tire, you need to know the types of spare tires that are available. You have the full sized spare tires, the compact spare tire and even a folding spare tire.

 

 

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How to Find Out The Right Type Of Oil

For those who are interested, an oil change is important even if you hardly drive your vehicle. However, you may be intimidated at the idea of oil changes. There are a lot of things you probably need to know when it comes to changing out your vehicle's oil.

One of the things you need to know when changing your car's oil is the type of oil that is right for your car. Fortunately, all you have to do is consult your owner's manual in order to find out the right oil to use for your car when…

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How to Spot Trouble Before a Tire Blowout Occurs

When you are driving down the streets of Macomb, the last thing you want to happen is a tire blowout. The best way to avoid this embarrassing yet scary situation is to properly maintain your car or truck's tires. All you need to do is take a few minutes out of your day to look your tires over.

It is not hard to spot trouble with your tires before you experience a blowout. You want to look for treadwear in your tire's patterns. If they are uneven, you may want to have your tires checked out by a…
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Tips for Sharing the Road with Bicycles

We believe in helping you be a great driver at Jaguar Lakeside. Whether you're driving in Macomb or far from our dealership, we encourage you to safely share the road with bicyclists. Here are some tips to assist you.

Please leave at least three feet between you and any cyclist you encounter on the road. Never cruise beside a bicycle. Also, remember that bike riders are entitled to an auto lane's entire width. Further, you should only pass when other motorists will not have to move to allow you into a lane.
 

 

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Reasons Why Your Engine May Overheat


At Jaguar Lakeside, we always recommend that drivers keep up on preventative maintenance to ensure that engines don’t overheat. However, they will still encounter problems from time to time. Knowing why they will overheat will make it easier to take care of your vehicle.

One of the most common reasons for an engine overheating is that there’s no more coolant. This is an important liquid that helps the radiator do its job. Some coolant will evaporate over time. If you have just had it topped off and the “check engine” light is coming on, there may be a…
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Compact vs. Full-Size Tires: Buyer's Guide


Spare tires are one of the necessities for drivers out on the road every day. If you plan on going on a long trip or want to make sure that you prevent yourself from being stranded on the road, you need a spare tire that can help in emergency situations. Spare tires can be purchased at any shop, but how do you know which one is the best?

Compact tires are typically only made for short trips that get you to the shop after a flat situation. Your shop can repair the old tire with a patch, or you may…
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Why Schedule Your Car Engine Cooling & Radiator Inspection?


Due to the numerous amounts of parts that comprise the cooling system, it is important you have a mechanic getting eyes on the vehicle on a regular basis. Here are a few of those parts they will be inspecting.
  • The water pump could have failing bearings or the belt may become damaged, resulting in coolant not being able to move though the system.
  • The radiator needs to have the right cap to maintain the pressure, and it has to be free of obstructions and damage to the fins.
  • The thermostat will regulate the cooling system temperatures, and if it fails…
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A Leaking Exhaust Changes MPG


Have you noticed a change in your gas mileage lately? Changes in fuel consumption are a sign that the engine has to work harder. One reason can be a leak in the exhaust system.

The exhaust system is complex. It involves the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter, as well as the muffler and tailpipe. Over time and regular use, these components continually contract and expand. This movement causes small holes, which can eventually lead to a significant leak.

The exhaust system is in charge of removing deadly gases from the motor. If the system fails or leaks...
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Why a Battery May Not Work Properly

Your car's battery is an important reason why it starts when the key is turned. Without it, there would be no initial boost of electricity supplied to the vehicle at that time. Therefore, it is important to know how to test your battery if you suspect that there is something wrong it.

The easiest way to test it is to use a voltmeter to measure its output. A properly functioning battery will produce 12.5 volts of electricity. When testing a battery, be sure to check that the terminals are securely connected and that they aren't corroded. This…

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