Maintaining your Land Rover during lockdown

As the UK faces another period of isolation, many of us will be spending a lot more time at home and less time driving our vehicles. The government advises that we should only travel by car when absolutely necessary. To ensure your Land Rover runs at its peak efficiency for essential travel, there are a number of steps you can follow. These require little effort and will maintain the best operating conditions for your vehicle.

MAINTAIN YOUR BATTERY

To build up sufficient charge in the battery, it is recommended that you turn on your vehicle once every seven days. In the first instance, start your car for a 30-minute period, with the heat in the cabin set to 22 degrees. Repeat this process for 15 minutes, once every seven days in the weeks thereafter, to ensure the battery is maintained.

CHECK YOUR TYRES

To avoid flat spots developing and ensure your tyres remain sufficiently inflated, check the tyre pressure against those listed in your vehicle manual. In addition, we advise adjusting the parking position of your Land Rover by a ¼ of a wheel turn once every 14 days, to change the point of pressure. Repeat as required.

MAINTAIN YOUR BRAKES

After extended periods of no use, we would recommend gently applying the brakes when first driving your vehicle again, at a low speed. This will help to remove any surface corrosion on the brake discs.

Our Service Centre is currently open for service and repairs, with priority being given to essential service vehicles and vehicles of key workers. If your service light turns on, please note you can continue using your vehicle for two months or up to 2,000 miles, before a service is strongly advised.

You can book your service online with us at our Land Rover Approved Service Centre in Bromley by Bow. Take advantage of our fixed, fully transparent and no hidden costs pricing structure by simply entering the details of your vehicle and selecting your service options. Then choose a date and time which suits you from those available and we will confirm your appointment by email.

We only use Genuine Parts that are covered by a 24-month warranty, for many more miles of confident motoring. This gives you original equipment to maintain original performance, as well as peace of mind with every part. And our highly skilled technicians have all qualified following intensive training at the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Academy. This means that your vehicle will always be serviced and repaired by knowledgeable experts. You can be confident that nobody knows your vehicle better. Book online today.

In the case of a breakdown, our roadside assistance teams are still operating, but are adopting social distancing measures. For any urgent service and repair queries, please contact Land Rover Assistance on 0800 521 786.

You can also contact our service team here with any questions or queries you may have. Our team are always here to help.