While you likely know that routine maintenance is recommended for your vehicle, you may also wonder just how important some of these services are when it comes to the health and long term viability of your luxury SUV. At Land Rover Nashville, we’re here to help you understand some of the most common routine maintenance items so you know exactly why they’re so important to the life of your vehicle.

Oil and Filter Changes

This is by far the most common service that your vehicle needs, and we understand how it might feel like every 5,000 miles is an excessive interval given the technology we have today. The bottom line is this – your engine is comprised of hundreds of fast-moving metal parts that would be in direct contact with each other if not for your engine oil. While fresh engine oil is thick and viscous, meaning that it is easily able to coat and cling to your engine parts to provide proper lubrication, old oil is much thinner. That means it has a harder time properly lubricating those engine parts, and the direct metal-on-metal contact that results can cause catastrophic damage in a short amount of time. When you visit our Land Rover Service Center near Brentwood and Franklin, TN, we’ll make sure that your oil changes are taken care of on time to help you extend the life of your engine.

Check Your Brakes

 

With the rolling hills and mountains around Hendersonville and Smyrna, TN, having brakes that are up to the task of slowing down your Land Rover is critical. When you brake, your brake pads clamp onto your spinning brake rotors to slow your forward momentum by turning that forward energy into heat. That heat comes as a result of friction, which of course means that physical wear is also a concern with your brake pads and rotors. When pad material becomes thin you’ll risk damaging your rotors, and when your rotors become too thin they’ll warp because there isn’t enough material to absorb the heat that is generated. Both of these situations are extremely dangerous and are the exact reason you should have your brakes looked over with every other oil change.

Tire Rotation

This is another one of those services that seems minor but actually pays major dividends for you down the line. Even with your all-wheel drive SUV, the front tires will wear out faster than the rears, however because of the all-wheel drive it will be recommended that you change all four tires at once to keep the wear even. Alternatively, rotating your tires every 5,000-10,000 miles will ensure more even wear among all four tires, essentially doubling the life of the set and saving you big money in the long run.

Battery Checkups and Maintenance

Extreme temperatures can take the life out of your battery in a hurry, whether it be the cold chill of winter or the crushing heat of a Tennessee summer. When your battery dies your car will become an incredibly large paperweight until you can get a jump from someone, but you can avoid being in this situation by having your battery tested for proper voltage at least twice a year.

Keep Cool!

Your coolant is easily forgotten about until you have an overheating issue, but it can break down and become corrosive, damaging internal engine parts if left for too long. That is why it is important to have your coolant system flushed every 30,000 miles, or more depending on how harsh your driving habits might be.

Visit Our Dealership Today!

Our trained Land Rover technicians are here to help you keep your luxury SUV on the road for years to come. Schedule your appointment to have your vehicle checked out by our experts today!

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