Top Tips to Avoid Costly Land Rover Repair

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It can be a drag keeping up with regular car maintenance. Not only does it require you to take time off to bring the vehicle to your preferred auto shop, but there are also the costs involved too. However, you’ll be thankful for all these little annoyances in the long run, especially if they can prevent costly Land Rover repair bills in the future.

You rely on your car as your primary mode of transportation. Whether it is getting to work, running errands, or getting the kids to school every morning, you need your car to get you from point A to point B every time, and keeping up with routine maintenance is the best way to do that.

While it is fairly impossible to avoid repairs over its lifetime, you certainly can avoid having to pay for costly ones if you make it a point to keep your vehicle regularly seen and checked by a trusted mechanic. When you’re on top of getting your vehicle serviced and checked, untimely breakdowns and hefty repair costs will be significantly minimized, if not totally prevented.

Read on as we go through some of the steps you can take to keep those costly Land Rover repair bills at bay:

Change the oil regularly

While some people might find it such a pain to have to shell out around $25 to get their oil changed every 5k miles, the costs of getting a worn-out engine replaced due to not getting your oil changed on the regular are certainly going to be more painful on the budget. Oil problems can be quite pricey to fix and keeping on top of that makes all the difference.

Make sure the spare tire is inflated

There is nothing more frustrating than finding out that your backup tire is flat just as you are about to replace your busted one. Getting stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire and a flat spare will have to mean calling for a towing service which can mean hundreds of dollars out of your pockets. To avoid this, make it a point to check the tire pressures for both your current and backup tires every month.

Replace your brake pads

Just like any part of your car, your brake pads are subject to wear and tear too and if you notice signs that they are about to go out, it is best to get your vehicle to your trusted auto shop and have the set replaced. While this isn’t exactly going to be a cheap job, especially if you go for a professional installation, what you spend will be way cheaper compared to how much it would cost you if your Land Rover ended up rear-ending that vehicle in front of you.

Rotate your tires

You’ll be doing your tires a favor by making sure that they are rotated on the regular. Most auto shop recommends this to be done every time you hit the 3k-6k miles. Your four tires do not wear down at the same rate or the same way. This is why regular rotation is key if you want to extend their lifespan and save several hundreds of dollars in the process.

Get your windshield wipers changed

Getting new windshield wipers could cost you around $50 and while it may seem a bit pricey for something quite small, you need working wipers when you’re out on the road. The last thing you want is getting your visibility hampered by windshield wipers that are stuck when you need them most. Also, do keep them clean as dirt build-up in the wipers can ruin your windshield, and getting a brand-new windshield is certainly going to ruin your budget.

Drive smarter

 When you’re driving around with a powerful car, it can be fun to push its limit. However, constantly revving it up and then slamming the brakes to a halt is not going to do your engine or brakes a favor. Eventually, these bad driving bad habits will catch up to you which could mean having to pay for an expensive Land Rover repair. Fortunately, whether you need regular tune-ups or some unexpected repair, our experts at Goose Euro are always happy to help. Whether you need an oil change, a brake replacement, or an engine overhaul, we got you covered. Schedule an appointment today and experience the Goose difference!