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Range Rover Maintenance Tips

Although Range Rovers are luxury vehicles with a wide range of impressive features, they are not the most reliable of cars. As with any other care, they are prone to maintenance issues. In this article we discuss common problems with Range Rovers as well as share Range Rover maintenance tips.

 

Do Range Rovers have a lot of maintenance issues?

In terms of reliability, Range Rovers are considered below average when compared to other mainstream car brands. Unfortunately, different models of this iconic vehicle require more than regular maintenance to keep them running well.

Some of the problematic Range Rover models include the standard Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport Diesel, and the Range Rover Evoque. However, the Range Rover that comes out worst in terms of reliability and the need for increased maintenance is the Land Rover Range Rover. The Range Rover which incurs the least amount of maintenance issues is the Range Rover Velar.

 

What is the most common problem with Range Rovers?

The most common problem that Range Rovers face is issues with the differential unit. This is the part of the car that transmits power to the engine through the gears. Since Range Rovers are designed to be used on rough terrain, the differential unit becomes prone to locking, as it is put through a great deal of wear and tear during driving.

This can be dangerous and cause accidents. At the very least, it can leave drivers stranded, because once the gears grind, shed their teeth, and seize, there is no quick fix. In addition to problems with the differential unit, Range Rovers experience these common problems:

  • Suspension issues
  • Powertrain issues
  • Engine problems
  • Broken brakes
  • Electrical issues
  • Leakage
  • Lack of power

Maintenance tips to keep your car running smoothly

 

How often does a Range Rover need to be serviced?

It is recommended that you get your Land Rover Range Rover serviced at least once every 12 months, or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you’re not sure when your vehicle is due for its next routine maintenance check, you can easily find out on the Land Rover website. All you need to do is input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the website, and it will let you know when your next service is due.

If you choose to get your Land Rover serviced at an authorized service center, it will go through the following checks:

  • Engine oil
  • Oil filters
  • Air filters
  • Lights, tires, body, and exhaust
  • Steering, brakes, and alignment
  • Fluid and coolant levels
  • Suspension and shock absorbers
  • Battery

 

3 Range Rover maintenance tips

While it is true that most Range Rovers are susceptible to maintenance issues, there are some steps you can take to prevent the need to book emergency service appointments and spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on extensive repairs.

Rustproof your car

When most people think about vehicle maintenance, they think about the interiors of their car. However, for a luxury vehicle like the Range Rover, where the exterior aesthetics are the main appeal, maintaining the body of the car is just as important as maintaining its mechanisms. That is why you should get your Range Rover rustproofed.

Rustproofing involves the application of a coat of rustproofing treatment to the car’s body and underside. This is especially important for drivers in Canada who are often forced to maneuver through snowy conditions. The weather can speed up the rusting process, as a result of which you need to take extra steps to prevent damage to your vehicle. An antirust treatment also protects all the mechanical components that are under your car from rusting. If these elements are damaged by rust, it could lead to costly problems.

Rustproofing services

Change the oil

Since Range Rovers are often used as off-road vehicles and driven in rough terrain, they often end up with large amounts of dust and debris in their oil chambers. Too much debris in the oil tank can be a fire hazard. Moreover, dirty oil prevents your engine from doing its job properly, as it cannot be smoothly deployed. As a result, crucial components of the car might fail to get adequately lubricated. You therefore need to regularly change your oil. However, you should also be aware that Range Rovers use high-quality, expensive, synthetic oil.

Check tire pressure

The tire pressure of your Range Rover is another element of your vehicle that is influenced by the weather, and therefore needs to be regularly checked during the change of season. During the winter, your tires lose pressure, which usually leads people to add air to allow their vehicles to run smoothly on the roads. However, during the spring thaw, more air often enters the tires. As a result, there can be too much air in the tires at this time of year.

It is your responsibility to routinely check the pressure of your tires because, during these changes, you could end up with dangerously high pressure, which can lead to burst tires and possibly accidents. Tire maintenance is one of the most important elements of Range Rover maintenance. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest and most affordable steps in the servicing process.

 

Rust protection services

If you want to ensure that your Range Rover enjoys the longest life possible, rustproofing is essential. Antirouille Champlain has developed certified anti-rust treatments to ensure your vehicle maintains its value. Our paraffin and grease treatments are undoubtedly the most effective on the market. Carefully studied and constantly improved since 1972, they will protect your vehicle against damage caused by rust.

Below is a breakdown of the characteristics of our  anti-rust treatments :

Original Treatment

  • Penetrates the smallest parts of your vehicle
  • Does not flow
  • Slows down the rusting process
  • Not soluble in water
  • Won’t dry out
  • Safe for rubbers and electrical components
  • 10-year warranty on the body, if followed by additional Original treatments every year

Sentinelle Treatment

  • All the benefits of the Original treatment
  • Eco-friendly rust remover based on calcium sulfonate wax
  • Better abrasion resistance
  • 10-year warranty on the body, if followed by an Original treatment each year

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