Putting Your Jaguar Mechanic to the Test

Want to know if you can trust your Jaguar technician? Give them the “Does it really need to be fixed?” test. Take your Jaguar in for something it doesn’t really need, like a front end alignment or tire rotation. And see what they come back to you with. Even if it’s a garage you’ve worked with for years, you need to know if you can trust them.

Of course, you first want to be sure you don’t really need a front end alignment or that your tires are in good shape. And always make sure to have them contact you before going ahead with the work.

Did They Pass?

A quality Jaguar mechanic will tell you the work isn’t necessary. A bad mechanic will suggest you have the work done, even when it’s obviously not needed. A terrible mechanic will say he’ll do the work, never do it, but charge you for it anyway.

Naturally, a mechanic’s time is money, and even a car inspection will take time; it’s understandable to be billed for it. Just make sure he doesn’t go the extra step and take time to do work that isn’t needed. If he does, you might need to start shopping for a mechanic you can truly rely on.

What to Look for When Inspecting Jaguar Brakes

Your life literally depends on your brakes. You should visually inspect the brakes on your Jaguar every six months, and have a professional Jaguar technician inspect them on an annual basis. You’ll save money on parts and repairs, but more importantly you’ll be safe. Check your rotors on both sides for any defects or scrapes. Pads should also be inspected for defects. Make sure your brake shoes are worn evenly with no protruding rivets. You also want to inspect calipers, wheel cylinders, hoses and fittings for brake fluid leakage. Any rhythmic noise may indicate a warped rotor, so take it in for repair immediately.