The Jaguar is a recognizable symbol and the pride and joy of quality British products. William Lyons and William Walmsley originally founded their company in the year 1922 naming it The Swallow Sidecar Company. The founders were avid motorcycle fans and originally manufactured sidecars for motorcycles. In 1935, the Jaguar SS 2 ½-litre was first released, but it looks very different from the quintessential Jaguar people are most familiar with today. The company really rose to fame with the production of their sports cars, which were produced between 1948 and 1975.
The Jaguar represents class and sophistication. Many celebrities and royals over the years have been spotted in this elegant vehicle. Yet, even with its high profile owners and reputation for reliability, the Jaguar can succumb to problems every now and again. [...]
Of the well-known and respected car brands out in the world, there is no doubt that Porsche takes the cake when it comes to class, reliability, quality, and style. These flashy, sporty cars are the pride of all who own them, and the envy of those who don’t. Porsche is established as one of the best luxury car brands, and as such, one expects a high-quality driving experience. Unfortunately, something that imperils this is driveshaft failure. While not incredibly common, it can be extremely detrimental and is important to avoid for a variety of reasons, including safety, price, and inconvenience.
The driveshaft is a mechanical object connected to other sections of the drivetrain that helps conduct torque and rotation throughout the area. It’s not connected directly to allow full movement between the different [...]
BMW—one of the best brands in luxury cars—is known for their fashionable designs, quality engineering, and range of vehicles. From family sedans to sporty high-end coupes, BMW appeals to a variety of buyers. When owning a car like this, you want to ensure that the quality and lifespan are optimized to maximize the time that you can have with the car. To do this, it’s important to understand the potential issues that can occur with any of the BMW vehicles, and how best to avoid and treat them.
Electronic issues, especially in newer, more modern cars, can become a real difficulty. Most modern cars have primarily electronic components, and when one goes wrong, it can snowball pretty easily. In a BMW, one of the most common electronic problems is a [...]
The Land Rover is known for the ability to make it seem like a smooth ride even while doing some off road driving. Whether you are driving a Land Rover through the city or through the country, you can expect to have the same comfortable ride. This is what you will get when you are in a Land Rover. It has the ability to keep you and your family comfortable no matter what the terrain is.
Once you have driven your Land Rover for a period of time, you can expect that there will be parts that will need to be repaired or replaced. One of these parts is the water pump. The water pump is the main part of the cooling system that has the job of keeping your [...]
Mercedes Benz are reliable cars that have proven that they can last a very long time. Every model has a beautiful and sleek design. In addition to the beauty on the outside, the parts under the hood are what make Mercedes last as long as they do. These parts will require ongoing maintenance to keep your Mercedes up to the standard that you are used to.
Even with the maintenance that will be done throughout the years, some of the common problems that come with Mercedes up have to do with the steering. There are a few different ways that steering problems in your Mercedes might present, so it’s important to be aware of them. Knowing what signs and symptoms to look for regarding steering problems can help you get your vehicle into [...]
The Audi has always been a car that turns heads. Audi continues to make beautiful and sleek cars that are sure to attract attention whenever one drives by. When you make the decision to purchase an Audi, you know that you will always have eyes on your car. Every Audi has a unique sense of style that is guaranteed to fit your personality.
As a part of this sleek design, a majority of Audi models are are now being made with LED taillights. The LED taillights add to the alluring look of the Audi, but when one or more of the LED lights go out, then the Audi looks incomplete. It creates gaps in the normally solid looking rear lighting.
One option is to take your Audi in for a mechanic to change [...]
As an active and involved Volvo owner, it makes sense that you take the time to really get to know your car. You are able to name most of the parts and you know what they do. You are curious to learn all you can about what makes up your Volvo, because knowing all of the parts can help you to understand how your car works.
As a responsible Volvo owner, you take the time to know what pieces are put together to build the amazing car that you have. It will take time to learn all about your Volvo, but it is worth it in the end. You will know what signs and symptoms to be aware of when something needs to be repaired or replaced.
We don’t need to tell you how important your brakes are for your car’s functioning and performance as well as your safety and peace of mind. Your brakes are what stop you from plowing into the car in front of you at a red light, from hitting a pedestrian or animal, and from spinning out of control when you encounter a flat tire or blowout. That’s why it’s so critical to ensure that your brakes are in good working order at all times. Your brake rotors are a vital component in the brake system that must not be overlooked in routine maintenance. In this article, we’ll go over how to spot the signs of brake rotor failure and what you can do to restore your car’s reliability, function, and security.
In-car entertainment and digital devices evolved through various stages of complexity in design that ultimately has lead to the very intricate designs of today’s vehicular amenities. In other words, we have a lot of cool stuff in cars these days! Luxury cars such as Land Rover set the gold standard for all types of in-car infotainment, including navigation systems, and since the recent advancements in technology have afforded us the ability to have in-car navigation systems, drivers have been at a great advantage; now we’re able to stretch our boundaries and explore our territories in a safer way that doesn’t involve a crumpled up, stained, old map or unreliable/unpredictable directions from some outdated website that shall remain nameless.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that these technological advancements are still changing and evolving, [...]
If you own a Mini Cooper, then you know just how powerful these tiny beasts can be. Ongoing maintenance and repair tasks are critical to follow through with for any car, but for these cars in particular. If you appreciate the MINI’s power and endurance, having an understanding of how to care for them is essential. Some technical and mechanical issues are more prevalent amongst Mini Coopers over other cars, or at least more noticeable. One such issue is failure of the fuel pressure regulator.
The fuel pressure regulator serves an important function in a Mini Cooper’s performance and efficiency. When it begins failing, it’s critical to have the issue addressed immediately, otherwise your driving experience will suffer significantly. In this article, we’ll go over the basic function of the fuel [...]