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Battery Service; Plugs, Ignition Coils & Wires Maintenance

Battery Service; Plugs, Ignition Coils & Wires Maintenance

The ignition is key to an engine’s performance and relies on important components like the batteries,plugs, ignition coils and wires. The goal is to produce a high-voltage spark from the battery to ensure combustion of the fuel mixture. The process of charging low voltage to high voltage occurs in the ignition coil and travels through wires. When all the parts work in sync, a high voltage spark is delivered to the spark plugs. Ignition Maintenance and Battery Service Regular ignition maintenance and battery service are effective ways to keep your car running smoothly, prevent roadside breakdowns and to avoid a battery repair. The most common problem with car batteries is incomplete charging. A battery repair specialist can help pinpoint the problem. When a battery repair is not feasible, the battery will need to be replaced. Battery service includes: Visual inspection of batteries cable terminals. Test to check cranking amp capacity of the battery. Cleaning ... read more

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When Should I Replace My Air Filter?

When Should I Replace My Air Filter?

Vehicle maintenance intervals are determined by the auto manufacturer after much testing. Each vehicle varies, including the interval for replacing the air filter. Most Jaguar and Land Rover engines require that you change the air filter as part of the scheduled maintenance at 30,000 miles. However, if you drive in severe conditions, you may want to change the air filter more frequently. Severe conditions include: Driving in the desert Driving on gravel roads, particularly in mountainous terrain Driving through construction zones on a daily basis where during times that dust is created. While most people tend to bring in their vehicles for service, you may want to check the air filter yourself if you drive in severe conditions. You can usually tell when you need to replace the air filter – you’ll see black areas on area where the outside air is filtered into the filter. Replacing the air filter is usually a simple enough job as the filter housing near the top of the engine ... read more

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