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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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Tips To Maintain Proper Tire Care


Tire care can ultimately lead to safer driving conditions as well as better fuel economy. That is why we here at Jaguar Lakeside in Macomb want to be sure that you know some basics tips.

First, the proper tire pressure for your vehicle can always be found in your owner's manual. Operating at this pressure is designed to maximize your fuel economy. Second, the less tread your tires have, the longer it will take your car to stop in poor weather. A good rule of thumb is to use a penny to check tire tread. If you can cover…
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Conventional vs Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

You’ve finally made the decision to switch to synthetic motor oil, and now you’ve heard about synthetic blend motor oil. What’s the difference and which one is better for your car? Stop in at Jaguar Lakeside and have our certified technicians explain the difference, show you what we have to offer and tell you which type would work best for your vehicle.

Fully synthetic motor oil may be more expensive but offers the best performance and protection for your engine under both extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures. Synthetic blend motor oil is a combination of synthetic…

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Winter Wiper Blades: A Winterizing Must

It's that time of year where the wind is picking up, and flurries are more than a whisper away, but with those beautiful flakes comes harsh driving conditions. Here in Macomb, we are no stranger to the bustle of the holidays, so while winterizing your car this year, you should grab a pair of hand selected winter wiper blades at Jaguar Lakeside. They have a vast selection of blades for every model. Winter wiper blades are crafted to handle anything this season throws at you, even Grandma's fruit cake!

 

These wiper blades are important to...

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Common Signs that You Need a Tire Replacement


Tires are an incredible part of your vehicle. The roles they play including handling grip on the road and gas consumption per mileage are sensitive since they determine your security and budget respectively. At Jaguar Lakeside, we advise and help vehicle owners on issues pertaining tire replacement. By visiting us in Macomb, you will improve your vehicle’s condition and utility.

One of the common ways to check tire wear is the use of a tire’s built-in tread wear indicator. There are bars that are clearly printed on the side of your tire. Quarter tests are also very reliable…
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Getting The Most Out of Your Vehicle With Regular Oil Changes

If you feel like you have to get your oil changed too often, you definitely want to read this informative article. There's been much conflicting information going around as to when you're supposed to have your service completed. The consensus is that the 3,000-mile rule is long gone. Vehicles made within the last two decades really don't need to have service for a minimum of 5,000 miles.

 

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