Factory Scheduled Maintenance for Your Land Rover
Every car owner is familiar with the importance of factory scheduled maintenance - a set of maintenance and repair standards performed by skilled mechanics that are designed to prevent major failures, reduce vehicle wear to a minimum, and keep their vehicle in perfect working condition.
When it comes to scheduling, the need for factory maintenance is determined either by your vehicle’s mileage or by time spent. In the case of Land Rover and Range Rover models, factory scheduled maintenance is booked according to particular technology requirements and model capabilities.
Why is Factory Scheduled Maintenance Important?
Factory scheduled maintenance is crucial in terms of making sure your Land Rover is able to remain dependable and in top working condition. Having it regularly checked and maintained by experienced professionals using original parts and components is the only way to guarantee your Land Rover will perform as new even after 100,000 miles.
Regular maintenance will also prevent expensive failures, detect any problems before they become significant issues, reduce tire wear and oil consumption, and increase fuel efficiency. It will also improve safety and prolong the life of your Land Rover or Range Rover, enhancing your driving experience while keeping your investment safe.
What's Included in Factory Scheduled Maintenance?
Factory scheduled maintenance starts with the essential step of regular oil changes. Oil is the bloodline of your engine, and frequent changes will keep your engine's internals well-lubricated, reducing wear and keeping your performance as desired. During this step, your vehicle’s fuel, oil, and air filters are also changed, as well as camshaft belts, brake pads, tires, and chassis lubrication (for brand-new vehicles).
Another critical part of factory scheduled maintenance is the inspection of every relevant system, mechanical component, and feature of your vehicle by a skilled mechanic. This is a thorough and detailed process that is essential when it comes to locating any potential mechanical problems that could be affecting your overall driving experience.
How Often Should You Schedule Factory Maintenance for Your Land Rover?
In order to keep your Land Rover in perfect working condition, it’s important to pay attention to its mileage in order to understand when to take it to the shop. Overshooting your maintenance intervals will put unnecessary wear on your vehicle, and could cause problems.
As Land Rovers are capable SUVs commonly used off-road, their maintenance procedures are somewhat different than other models due to their expected excessive use. In general, here are some of the most common maintenance intervals, along with what each entails:
• 5,000-Mile Service
Every 5,000 miles - about six months of regular use - skilled technicians will perform an oil change and check tire pressure for tread wear and potential damage. 5,000-mile service also includes inspection of your car battery and cables, as well as the chassis lubrication, which reduces your chances of drivetrain wear, especially when it comes to off-road ready 4x4 Land Rover models.
• 10,000-Mile Service
When your vehicle approaches 10,000 miles - after a year of ownership - your Land Rover will receive an oil change, and mechanics will also control its coolant level (and top it, if needed) and transmission fluid level, along with performing a thorough suspension check. This is especially useful for models that are regularly driven off-road or through harsh winter conditions.
• 30,000-Mile Service
At 30,000 miles, the services performed during a maintenance appointment can be extensive, including brake fluid changes and brake line inspection, air filter changes, fuel system checks, and anti-corrosion treatment (especially important if the vehicle was used on salted roads). Vehicle belts will also be changed, and fluids checked. After 30,000 miles, technicians will thoroughly inspect your Land Rover’s drive shafts and check the steering system, and the exhaust system will be checked for any leaks. Lastly, this milestone will include the inspection of safety belts, lights, wiring harnesses, and electronic systems.
• 60,000-Mile Service
After 60,000 miles, your vehicle requires everything mentioned above, along with a thorough bumper-to-bumper check. All fluids will be changed, including transmission and differential oil, and the brake system will also be thoroughly inspected, and the discs and pads will be replaced. Your spark plugs and battery, cables, and other worn-out items will be changed as well.
Benefits of Regular Factory Maintenance for Your Land Rover
While not all Land Rover owners follow meticulous maintenance procedures, those who do enjoy numerous benefits - not only can they rest assured that their Land Rovers will continue to perform as new, but they can also have greater confidence in their vehicle’s dependability, knowing that their Land Rover is in top mechanical condition.
Well-maintained Land Rovers have better fuel consumption, increased safety features, and a much longer lifespan. In fact, Land Rover and Range Rover models with full factory scheduled maintenance and service histories tend to average higher resale values, as vehicles that are adequately maintained sell faster and for more money – making factory scheduled maintenance an investment, not an expense.
Land Rover and Range Rover models are sophisticated and well-engineered vehicles with advanced features and excellent capabilities. In order to enjoy all that they have to offer, owners must follow their maintenance procedures and service them regularly. Fortunately, at Westminster Motors, our team of experts are Land Rover and Range Rover specialists with years of experience.
We are happy to offer all of our customers factory scheduled maintenance and repair services for their Land Rover or Range Rover models. Reach out to a member of our team today to book your consultation.