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Why Check Your Tire Pressure?

Why is it important to check your tire pressure?  It’s an easy task, that most of us never do as often as we should, if at all.  It’s recommended that you check the air pressure in your tires every time you get gas.  So why do so many not even own a tire gauge?

Years ago, think 70’s, 60’s, there were full service gas stations.  There were guys who would come out, fill up your car, wash the windows, check your fluids, and yes, even check the tire pressures.  Why would they check your tire pressure?  The check it, because it’s important and plays a roll in the performance of your vehicle.

Handling – Proper tire pressure will ensure that your automobile is handling the best that it can.  Low or over inflated tires will cause the car to handle irregularly and possibly cause accidents, longer stopping distance, and effect fast acceleration.

Fuel Efficiency – If tires have an improper pressure, then it can contribute to poor fuel efficiency.  Low pressure tires squat and cause too much drag, lowering your MPG.  When all 4 tires have the proper tire pressure, your vehicle will have lower rolling resistance and increase your MPG.

Safety From Blowouts – All tires have the proper tire pressure clearly printed on the side of the tire.  Usually the tire pressure is within a range of pressures, all being safe and optimal for the type of tire mounted.  It’s important to not stray for these recommendations, over inflation and even under inflation could possibly lead to a blow out.

So remember, go out and buy yourself a tire pressure gauge.  Most gas stations sell them and they can be purchased for under $1 and it’s obvious the benefits will out pace the cost.  Also, don’t forget, every time you fill up, check your tire pressure.

Jaguar Free Maintenance Info

2011 Jaguar XJ

Trying to compete in the market place with other luxury brands, Jaguar has announced a Free Maintenance program for 2011.  Dubbed ‘Platinum Coverage’, the free maintenance program was designed to help compete against the idea that Jaguar maintenance is more expensive than other models.  It’s certainly a legitimate concern of consumers and this program will cover routine maintenance costs and offer roadside assistance for 5 years or 50,000 miles.

Unlike most add-on car warranties, the Jaguar Platinum Coverage offers free replacement of normal wear items.  Items like oil, filters, brakes, brake pads, fluids, and even wiper inserts will be covered for free.  These items were added in response to complaints about the last free maintenance program offered by Jaguar, where parts were not part of the deal.

Jaguar’s Platinum Maintenance Program will only be available on 2011 model year vehicles, which will hit first on the Jaguar XJ models in May.  Expect the free maintenance program to roll out fully into the other models sometime in June, when the other 2011’s hit the show room.