Your Range Rover is an investment. You purchased a vehicle that can stay in your family for years to come. Like any vehicle, routine maintenance is essential for your safety and your cars proper functioning. Regular Range Rover service keeps your vehicle in good shape and will save you money.
Routine Range Rover service is similar to a medical checkup. Regular checkups can catch minor issues like high blood pressure early on and while the treatment is simple and inexpensive. With cars, a mechanic looking over your vehicle at regular intervals can spot a potential problem before it can cause damage, or worse, an accident.
There are several preventative maintenance tasks your mechanic can perform on your Range Rover. Your mechanic can rotate and balance your tires and check your alignment. Check your manual for details on how frequently you should have these services performed. Rotating and balancing your tires helps them last longer. Additionally, it is cheaper to replace all tires at once than one by one. Your mechanic should also check your timing and serpentine belts. The manual will provide specific recommendations for your vehicle but generally the timing belt should be replaced about every 60,000 miles and the serpentine belt every 40,000 miles. Damaged belts should be replaced before they can cause a breakdown or damage other parts, which can be expensive to replace. Finally, pay careful attention to your brakes. If they are making noises or respond differently, you need to see your mechanic as soon as possible.
In addition to Range Rover service performed at a dealership or mechanic shop, there are a number of things you can do yourself for only the cost of the part. Borrow the tools and equipment you need from a friend and check online for simple instructions and how-to videos. You can easily change your air filter, oil and oil filter yourself. Windshield wipers are also easily replaced. Burned out headlights can be changed in about 10 minutes. A few other routine maintenance items are a little more ambitious. However, you can safely and cheaply change your spark plugs, flush your radiator, replace your fuel gauge sender and change your fuel filter without a mechanic. Even if you decide not to do these things yourself, you can at least check your fluid levels periodically. Your owner’s manual will provide instructions on how to check your antifreeze, power steering, coolant and wiper fluid.
Range Rover service is made even easier with the help of technology. There are a number of smartphone apps that can help you keep track of when you are due for service. These apps are able to record maintenance history, mileage, and repair history. Some apps also allow the user to note the brands of parts you like or that your vehicle requires.
Cars are designed to require routine maintenance like oil changes tire rotation. Keeping up with these will help keep your car on the road until you are ready to part with it.