Summer is almost here!!

Summer brings up a lot of memories and many of them have been in your car. Big cross country family trip or an even short drive to the park, lake or ocean for a day of fun with family and friends. It doesn’t matter. Is your car ready for the heat?
You want to keep you memories full of the fun stuff – not being stuck on the side of the road.

Here are some helpful tips:

1.    Standard check-up: Your car has gotten through the winter and spring. You should be getting a maintenance check every six months to see how your car is humming – oil change, break check, tire pressure, etc. Most major car accidents on highways are caused by a blown tire. Take the time to get all the basics checked before you embark on the road. Jaguar of Orlando has great offers and discounts for all of you basic maintenance needs. Schedule your appointment online.

2. AC check-ups: Is your AC freon and air flowing at the level you need? The last thing you want to happen is have the AC out when it’s 90 degrees and 90%humidity. Yet, we typically wait until there’s a problem.  Get this checked during your maintenance check. There could easily not be a problem, but now you know and have the peace of mind. When you schedule your maintenance check, we can check your AC levels and performance. Request a check when you schedule your appointment.

3. Bugs, bugs, bugs: With the heat, brings the bugs. Have you ever been showered with a cloud of bugs into the windshield? Have you ever waited more than a few days to take off the layer of bug guts of your car and found out some of these guts are now permanent accessory to your paint job?  Here are some helpful tips on keeping those buggers off!

  • Wax every three months – this helps with all types of bugs and critters from sticking.
  • Wash often – You wash once a week. During love bug season, you wash two-three times.  Car care experts say drivers should remove love bugs from their car as quickly as possible.  The insects are slightly acidic and can burn into car paint if left on too long. If you don’t have time to wash, spray your hood immediately when you get home to get them off immediately.
  • Clear wrap protects – Road Wrap is a disposable film that is wrapped around your vehicle to protect it from bugs,
  • rocks, and other items that can harm your vehicle’s paint.
  • Car bras are not a solution – There is a danger in using car bras as a love bug defense. The bad thing if bugs get on the bra and you don’t wash them off, it will restrict flow to your radiator and your car will run hot over time.
  • Bug Remover – there are numerous solutions out there that you can get online or at auto supply store that specialize in bug removal. These are great resources if you wash your own car.

4.    Keeping you and your car cool. Also, how do you keep your car cooler than a toaster oven. Here are some simple tips on keeping your car cooler during these killer temperatures.

  • Get window shade that covers your entire front window – Toyota offers a Heat Shield shade. Check with our parts department. Just make sure you invest in a shade that covers the window completely.
  • Park in the shade. Find a nice tree and walk a little farther.
  • Get your windows tinted – Having all your windows tinted will alleviate 40-50% of the heat. Check with our service department.
  • Crack the windows slightly. Doing this can help to ventilate your car instead of having steam or hot air build up in your car. The windows on your vehicle have the same effects of a green house.
  • Tilt your sunroof, but keep the sun blocker almost closed.
  • Window visors allow you to keep the windows open a crack. The crack will not leak during a rain storm. Check with our parts department.
  • Sunshades are transparent shades that you can attach to your car window by a suction cup. This will block about 75% of the sun.
  • Pour a bottle of water on the car just before getting in. It will drop the temperature of the car drastically.
  • Invest in a car cover. This also helps with protecting your car other elements dropping onto your car. Check with our parts department.
  • Remote start and open your windows and sunroof.
  • If you don’t have remote and are going to load the car, get the car started with the AC blowing and get windows rolled down to circulate the air.
  • Prevent the sun from ever hitting the sunroof glass directly by applying body color matched vinyl sticker on the exterior of your sunroof. Check with our parts
  • department.
  • Travel only early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperatures are cooler.
  • When you are not driving your car and if you are at home, you should park your car in a garage. Garage parking is always better than parking on the street or your driveway because it protects your car from sun and other weather elements. Parking in a garage will keep your car cool until you are ready to leave your house.

So where are you going this summer? We want to know! It’s all about having fun!

Your friends at Jaguar of Orlando

Jaguar Orlando

Owning a Jaguar is a fulfilling experience. But thrill, pride and sense of accomplishment that attend your initial purchase will continue and even deepen during the ownership period that follows. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal and that’s why all the consultants at Jaguar Orlando are here for you throughout your entire Jaguar ownership.

Our experienced sales staff is dedicated to satisfying our customers’ need. We encourage you to take the time to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing.

Our totally modern, re-styled Jaguar Orlando showroom has the latest Jaguar models, along with an outstanding, fully stocked pre-owned department which allows them to serve a more diversified customer base. Today’s Jaguars are more affordable, and are second to none in performance and style, allowing Jaguar Orlando to continue to grow as Central Florida’s only Jaguar dealership. In doing so, Jaguar Orlando and their dedicated staff will continue to service all customers, new and old, with trust, integrity, and care.

If you do not find the vehicle you are looking for on our website, fill out the CarFinder form with a description of the Jaguar of your choice and we will notify you when it has arrived. Or click on Directions for interactive driving directions and other contact information to speak to a sales representative. We look forward to serving you.

WE LOVE Orlando

Why is it that Jaguar cars look so good in Orlando?

Maybe it’s the sunshine, or the fact that the vehicles all appear to be so spotlessly-clean? Perhaps it’s that every luxury car looks great with palm trees? Whichever, I still am taken with our vehicles’ road presence when I see them cruising around Orlando.

It certainly feels a very long way from Coventry.

The Orlando market is massively important to Jaguar. We our one of the top-selling Jaguar retailers in the country. We are second to the Los Angeles and New York City market.
The Los Angeles Auto Show had such a major presence during last week’s two press days.
They kicked things off with a stylish pre-show VIP event right off of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. It was a great evening with literally hundreds of customers, dealers, entertainment industry VIPs, and global media who came together to celebrate Jaguars newest designs. Special guests included Jay Leno who stopped by to see the Jaguar C-X16 concept and Ben McKenzie who plays a police officer in the TV show Southland.

Jaguar Announces All-New F-TYPE Roadster; Production to Start 2013

Teased last year as the C-X16 Concept study, the new F-TYPE roadster is being readied for production.

As expected, Jaguar has finally announced that an all-new sports car based on the C-X16 concept that debuted at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show will enter production.  At the New York Auto Show, the company revealed that the new entry-level sports car will carry the ‘F-TYPE’ moniker and launch as a two-seat roadster. Apart from confirming “a range of engines will be available, including a new power plant family,” Jaguar failed to confirm any other details.

Speaking at the New York auto show Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said: “We showed the C-X16 concept in September 2011, and the reaction to it has been so positive that we’ve accelerated our development of an all-new Jaguar sports car. That car will be called the Jaguar F-TYPE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year.”For reference, the C-X16 concept study featured an innovative supercharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 380hp and 332lb-ft of torque. It also had a steering wheel-mounted ‘Push to Pass’ button that increases output by 92hp and 173lb-ft when pressed.
The Jaguar F-TYPE has now moved into the final road testing phase, with engineering prototypes placed into service at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in the British Midlands where the production car will get built. Check out the video presented by former F1 driver Martin Brundle who went down there for a quick ride. Jaguar will announce the F-TYPE’s technical specs and range details later this year, probably at September’s Paris Motor Show, and the car will go on sale in mid-2013.

The mighty XKR-S Convertible is set to debut at the LA Auto Show

The XKR-S is the pinnacle of the Jaguar sporting range, and the new convertible is the fastest, most powerful open-top Jaguar GT in the automaker’s history.The XK model was designed as a convertible from the outset, so the transformation from the Coupe to the open-topped GT was possible without compromising on performance, agility or refinement. Just like the hard-top, the acclaimed AJ-V8 is at its heart, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds and to reach an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph.
The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 is capable of delivering 542hp and 502lb-ft of torque, and the Performance Active exhaust gives the XKR-S a distinctive race-car inspired soundtrack as well as aiding higher power and torque.The lightweight aluminum architecture and revised front & rear suspension provides the car with high torsional rigidity, and increased agility, precision and control; while aerodynamic design changes applied to the Convertible to maintain its stability at high speeds has given the car a striking appearance, with a new bumper that incorporates a wider, lower air intake, a carbon-fiber splitter and twin side nacelles.
The car’s new sills smooth horizontal air flow and emphasize the 10mm reduction in ride height, and balanced aerodynamics at the front & rear is ensured by a unique rear wing with carbon-fiber insert.In just 18 seconds the convertible roof will open and stow, revealing an interior that features carbon-leather trimmed Performance seats, three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Jaguar-embossed stainless steel pedals. Available in six colors including the classic British Racing Green, the XKR-S sits on forged 20-inch alloys through which bright red or subtle gunmetal calipers can be seen.
Priced at £103,000 for the UK market, only a limited number of XKR-S Convertibles will likely come to the US and are sure to sell out as quickly as the coupe.