What is the Importance of Coolant in Your Jaguar?February 28, 2019
The Jaguar is a well-known and iconic symbol amongst car enthusiasts. It is probably one of the greatest products to come from Great Britain and still today is beloved by many. Over the years, Jaguar has continued to produce vehicles that have a cult following. They are recognized today as a luxury vehicle that emphasizes quality and performance. Even a car like the Jaguar can experience some difficulties from time to time. Coolant is a very important component to a car and should the coolant reservoir fail, it could cause a number of other issues to your car.
It is important to make sure that you are staying up to date on the recommended services and maintenance that can be found in your owner’s manual. The owner’s manual has a list of recommended services that should be performed on your vehicle and will give suggestions as to when to get these services done. Having a mechanic you trust who is also familiar with working on Jaguar’s is highly recommended. They will have a better understanding as to what to look for with your Jaguar if they are used to working on them.
In addition to being recommended by your manufacturer, getting your car inspected regularly is good practice because the mechanic may notice early signs of failing components. Depending on how much you drive your car and how tough you are on it, your car may experience some failure earlier than anticipated. This can end up saving you money if caught early, and in some cases saving your car.
When dealing with coolant, it is good to know the role it plays in the overall function of your car. The coolant system is generally found in the engine bay of your vehicle. There is a reservoir in the engine bay where the coolant is stored. The coolant system in your vehicle is a pressurized system used to help keep your engine running by regulating the temperature.
What Happens if the Coolant System is Failing?
Since the coolant system is the system that monitors the engine’s temperature and prevents it from overheating, you will want to address the issue as soon as you begin to notice any signs of failure. There are some common signs that will appear if the system is starting to fail. The main way to tell if you have an issue with your coolant system is when your engine starts overheating. If the engine overheats, it is likely a result of a coolant system problem, though not always. It could be because the coolant reservoir is leaking, or indicate that there is a problem with the pressurization system itself. In either case, getting it inspected is the best way to determine the cause.
Another symptom of a malfunctioning coolant system is constantly being low on coolant, or noticing signs of a coolant leak. Generally being low on coolant regularly is an indicator of a leak somewhere. If there is a leak, it could be located in the reservoir itself and depending on the severity of the damage to the reservoir, you may notice small drops or large puddles of coolant. These puddles will be located underneath the location of the coolant reservoir. If you have a leak, it is recommended to fix it quickly because replacing coolant constantly can be both frustrating to deal with and get costly.
The best immediate solution is to fill the car up with coolant to make sure it stays around the correct level. In some cases, a coolant malfunction could potentially indicate an issue with your radiator. Coolant is an important part to the performance and overall function of your car, so you want to make sure that the system is working properly.
How We Can Help
At Landmark Motors, we can help you identify the source of your coolant system malfunction. Our expert technicians are trained in working with Jaguars and will know what signs to look for to help figure out the problem and then find a solution that is right for you. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, or would like to schedule an appointment to get your car’s coolant system looked at, please call us for more information.