Please take note of the word “Properly” in the title of this post. Normally you hear about ‘regular’ maintenance. But ‘regular’ can be subjective. Once every 5 years is ‘regular’ maintenance, but it isn’t proper maintenance for any road-going Jaguar that we know of.
Keeping your Jaguar properly maintained means keeping it in peak operating condition as long as it’s on the road, and returning it to peak road-going condition after it’s been stored.
The Advantages of Proper Jaguar Maintenance
You don’t keep your Jag well maintained for the sake of the car. It’s something you do for yourself. Something that lets you always enjoy peak performance, and something that protects your investment.
With that in mind, let’s look at the first advantage.
- Increased Resale Value – This one’s easy to prove. Let’s say you were buying a classic Jaguar. You narrow it down to two perfect examples of the same model, mileage and year. One has a complete history of maintenance and repairs and the other one doesn’t. Even if the second car’s owner swears he has kept the vehicle properly maintained, you are still likely to pay more for the one that can prove its maintenance history.
- Keeps Your Warranty in Force – First, Jaguars are far more reliable than their reputation gives them credit for. But that reliability can lull you into a false sense of security. Just because your Jag is as quick to respond as ever, that doesn’t mean you can skip a maintenance appointment. Do so and you may not be covered when you need the coverage the most.
- Helps You Avoid Unpleasant Surprises & Costs – Yes, like any vehicle, there is a cost to keeping your Jaguar properly maintained. But, also like any vehicle, the cost of maintenance is a fraction of the cost of repairs, or finding yourself on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.
If you’re looking for dealer-equivalent, warranty-approved Jaguar parts and service to properly maintain your new or old Jag, contact us here at Westminster Motors.
Want to learn more about maintaining a classic Jaguar? Check out our article “3 Tips For Maintaining A Classic Jaguar’s Burled Wood Finishes”.