Take care of your Land Rover this Christmas and it will take care of you!
Give your Land Rover a Christmas to remember this year – The gift of a Special Service. It is a fact that you can radically reduce the risk of large bills if you look after your Land Rover properly.
Many Land Rover owners choose to maintain their Land Rovers themselves. You could take it to a garage, especially if you want to keep the stamp going in your service manual, however, that will probably have to wait until the New Year now. If you are looking for something to do this holiday season to get out of the house, then why not give your Land Rover a service
Getting your Land Rover serviced regularly, or every so many miles could be money well spent. If you catch problems early they are cheaper to fix and your Land Rover could be more efficient and last longer too.
Not enough time? Short of money?
We all know it is tempting to skip servicing but you don’t save in the long run! Bills will end up bigger the longer you leave it. The negative effects on engine wear, also MPG will come into effect and be seen – plus you can lose performance.
Check the Oil Levels
This seems a simple thing but is easily forgotten or overlooked. Oil is the LIFEBLOOD of your vehicle engine. Oil can be burned off through weak piston rings, seep out of a compromised gasket, to name just a couple of issues.
Change The Oil
New, clean oil is generally amber in colour. As the engine oil degrades it will generally change to a darker colour. Carbon builds up and this can cause damage to the engines, turbo and oil ways. Therefore, the best way to determine what colour your oil should be is to observe how your oil changes colour over time. Just pull the dipstick every few days, make a mental note, and at some point, you’ll learn to “read” your engine’s oil by colour, i.e. you may find that your oil starts to look dark brown after 3,000 miles, and very dark brown after 5,000. If your oil is supposed to be changed every 5,000 miles then you know that “very dark brown” likely means it’s time.
Note: Milky, foamy, and/or cream-colored oil can be an indication of water-related problems.
Check Your Coolant
Coolant transfers heat to the radiator for cooling. You can get different grades of coolant and even Waterless Engine Coolant that’s once in a lifetime coolant instead of needing changing every 3 to 4 years.
Using more fuel could be down to buying fuel with lower octane content. Always buy good quality fuel! You can also buy products to add to fuel to clean injectors and add octane as well. A clean engine uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions. Clean fuel is vital for your car’s engine to perform efficiently. Change the fuel filter.
Try using an additive cleaner:
Check Tyre Pressure
Correct tyre pressure can help to extend the life of your tyre, improve vehicle safety and maintain fuel efficiency.
Take the time to look after your Land Rover this holiday season and ultimately you will be rewarded.