All vehicles benefit from routine maintenance, but when you own a luxury car like a Jaguar, regular upkeep is imperative to protecting your investment and improving the vehicle’s longevity.
Recently, Jaguar extended its warranty coverage to five years or 60,000 miles. When that time period expires, unplanned repair costs can leave owners reaching deep into their pockets to cover the expense. At Performance Auto Specialists, we believe that with proper care, you can love your luxury ride even after the free scheduled maintenance ends. Follow these tips to keep your Jaguar in peak condition.
Know the recommended Jaguar service schedule
Keeping up with regularly scheduled service is part of owning a car. While each Jaguar model is a little unique and the service schedule varies based on performance and age, there are some basic maintenance markers that you can abide by annually to give your Jaguar the care it deserves.
5,000 – 7,500 miles
Most car owners know to get their oil changed every 5,000 miles, but there are a lot of other items to be checked, refilled, or replaced around this time. Typically, these systems are used every day to help your car operate efficiently and drive more comfortable. Here are a few maintenance items that should be completed every 5,000 – 7,500 miles:
- Change oil and filter
- Check and fill fluids
- Test headlights, brake lights, and signals
- Check the body and undercarriage for damage
- Fill and rotate tires
- Check belts and hoses
Every 15,000 miles
Every 15,000 miles or about once per year, give your Jaguar a more thorough investigation. It’s likely all four seasons have passed and your car has traversed many different driving conditions. For the best results, never surpass 12 months between service appointments. Be sure to check these items in that timeframe:
- Lubricate locks, hinges, and fittings
- Clean or replace air filter
- Check brakes and wheel bearings
- Test emergency brake
- Check alignment
- Look at engine mounts
- Test AC and heat
Care for the inside just as much as the outside
You spend most of your time behind the wheel, so why not enjoy the ride? Jaguar interiors take luxury driving to the next level, with fine Italian leather seats, a stepped dashboard, and contemporary design details.
To protect your Jaguar’s interior, regularly clean and moisturize leather surfaces so they last. Also, apply sun protectant to the seats, steering wheel, and dash to prevent fading. There are many other surfaces to care for inside your Jaguar, including carpet, chrome, and veneer. Make sure to quickly clean up stains and use an all-purpose car cleaner to wipe everything down.
Consider scheduling detailing appointments as part of your Jaguar’s regular maintenance plan. This will take care of all the hard to reach nooks and crannies, and most importantly, makes your car feel brand new.
Befriend a specialty mechanic and you’ll be just fine
Don’t trust your luxury vehicle to a mechanic with no experience. Jaguars are unique, special cars that require careful training and extensive knowledge to properly repair. From oil changes to engine repairs, a specialty mechanic that knows Jaguar should perform all maintenance.
To make sure you’re selecting the right service provider, as for references or customer reviews to validate their credibility. Or, visit the company’s website and read online reviews to see what other customers are saying. A little research goes a long way when it comes to selecting the best mechanic.
Performance Auto Specialists is Wilmington’s choice for European auto repair. We’ve serviced Jaguars since 1991 and our mechanics have been trained on European engines. We only use OEM parts and we offer a 24-month/24,000 mile warranty on all services.
Let Performance Auto Specialists be your friend in Jaguar maintenance and repair.
Contact us today to make an appointment for your next maintenance need.