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Land Rover Service Information & More

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How Land Rover Has Stood The Test Of Time

For six decades — that would be 60 years, or 720 months, or 21,900 days — Land Rover has grown from what was a simple sketched outline of a vehicle on a beach to a brand taking its customers to entirely new heights of traveling on and off the road.

The journey has been filled with innovation, adventure, and excellence in engineering that has resulted in millions of vehicles sold to just as many content and loyal Land Rover owners.

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Who is Buying a Land Rover?

Jaguar Land Rover recorded record global sales in 2017 with the retail of 614,109 vehicles.

But who are the people behind the wheel?

The typical Land Rover owner is ”an active male, high net worth demographic between the ages of 34 and 54” with a household income of $450,000. Also look for those “dual-income couples who are highly educated, typically between the ages of 35 and 54” as owners of Range Rovers.

Top Land Rover Repair Problems

Of course nothing is perfect, and drivers have reported the following problems the most often:

  • Air Suspension Problems — The purpose of air suspension is to improve the way Land Rovers ride, which it does in the beginning. However, after about six or eight years, the Land Rover’s suspension will begin to sag to one side. As a result, owners are forced to replace the air suspension with traditional coil springs once it fails.
  • Electrical Problems and Oil Leaks — Common problems reported include head gasket failures and heater core failures. They’re also known for leaking oil from cooler lines and valve cover gaskets, which can happen before the Land Rover reaches 60,000 miles.
  • Parking Brake Problems — The parking brake may develop a screeching noise or fail to release. This is the result of the parking brake cable being out of adjustment or failure of the parking brake actuator, which requires a cable adjustment and/or actuator replacement.
  • Leaking Sunroofs — Because Land Rovers have pinched sunroof drains, there’s a tendency for the sunroof to leak.

All of these problems and more can be fixed by the Land Rover service mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Benefits of Getting Consistent Mechanical Check-Ups for Your Land Rover

By keeping up with routine maintenance, you’re ensuring:

Improved Reliability

By taking good care of your vehicle, you ensure it will be there for you in the future.

This means oil changes and tire rotations, but also entails having routine check-ups performed by expert Land Rover service mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Higher Resale Value

If you’re planning on selling your Land Rover at some point in the future, keeping up with routine service and maintenance ensures that it will continue to run in optimal condition.

Better Fuel Economy

Making sure your tire pressure is set to the right levels can help prevent your car from expending unnecessary energy and fuel while moving.

In addition, your vehicle’s fuel economy can be negatively affected by up to 20% if you have a clogged air filter or leaking fuel lines.

What to Look for When Buying Used Land Rovers

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If you’re looking for a large luxury SUV but don’t want to pay for a brand new model, a used Land Rover is the way to go.

Here are five things that you should do:

  1. Professional Inspection: A large number of Land Rover sales in recent years were to customers looking to lease them, so you have to pay attention to how the vehicle was cared for. Many lessees treated their Rovers like rental cars — not even changing the oil — so make sure you have a mechanic go over the vehicle before you make a decision.
  2. Read the Records: Check the serial number with your local Land Rover dealer for a service history. If they don’t have a history, make sure it had credible records from the owner.
  3. Tire Service: Make sure the tires were rotated regularly, as the original equipment tires develop a choppy wear pattern. Usually, the original tires are all done by 35,000 miles, and many Rovers need brake pads and rotors at that mileage, as well.
  4. Certified Pre-Owned: The certification provides a long-term warranty which is only offered after a rigorous 165-point test fully resolving any visual or technical flaws. It also includes 24/7 roadside assistance and an up to 7-year, 100,000-mile limited warranty.
  5. Test Drive: You’re judging your comfort level with the car. Do the power windows all work? Do the safety locks power successfully? You have to be comfortable with your ride before you put down the cash.

Future Innovations for Land Rover

According to Joe Eberhardt, president and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America, “In the coming year, we look forward to the launches of our first electrified vehicles, the 2019 model year Range Rover and Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid models, and the Jaguar I-Pace all-electric performance SUV.”

Also look for connected navigation, InControl Wi-Fi, and Land Rover InControl Apps that allow you to use a variety of vehicle-optimized smartphone apps on your touchscreen.

The Range Rover Sport SVR has a 5-liter Supercharged V8 gas 575HP engine that delivers a powerful 516 lb-ft of torque that takes it from 0-to-60mph in 4.3 seconds.

The P400e is a plug-in hybrid that can reach 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and tops out at 137 mph with a 31 miles of battery-electric driving range.

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe gives front passengers heated and cooled 20-way power-adjustable chairs, and the InControl Touch Pro Duo setup uses a 10-inch display, a 10-inch control panel, a 12-inch Interactive Driver Display, and a full-color head-up display.

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History of the Land Rover

The year was 1947, and a sketch made in the sand on a Welsh beach by Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, gave birth to the Land Rover brand that people know and love today.

Wilks and his brother Spencer, Rover’s Managing Director, used a Jeep chassis fabricated from off-cuts and a Rover car engine — which eliminated the need for complex and expensive press tools — to build the first model. To keep things simple and more tractor-like, they put the steering wheel right in the middle. By doing so, they also avoided having to build two different versions of the car for left and right hand driving markets.

Land Rover Goes International

A year later the first Land Rover launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show, and was an instant success. It was so well-received by the public that it ended up being used for agricultural tasks, police work, military purposes, construction, and long expeditions, and by the end of the year it was exporting the Land Rover to nearly 70 countries. Early vehicles only came in various shades of light green, which was dictated by military surplus supplies of aircraft cockpit paint.

In 1949, the first Land Rover was exported to the United States, and that was just the beginning.

The 250,000th Land Rover rolled off the line in 1959. Then in 1970 the Range Rover, a more comfortable and luxurious version of the Land Rover, was unveiled as a core of the brand. Just six years later, the one millionth Land Rover model rolled off the assembly line.

The Land Rover business has been acquired by various companies over the years like British Aerospace, BMW, Ford Motor Company, and Tata Motors. But it was 2013 when Land Rover and Jaguar merged to form the Jaguar Land Rover Limited company you know today.

Fast Facts

The second Range Rover ever produced had six wheels and was converted to an airport fire truck — it’s still in use today.

They used to provide trucks for students from Oxford and Cambridge to drive across continents to places like Singapore and the Sahara, “for the sake of learning.”

In the 1950s, you could order a Land Rover with tank treads from the Rover factory. A Scotsman figured out that treads enabled the SUV to travel across the Highlands without sinking into the spongy ground. And so, the Series II Cuthbertson became a factory option.

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Maintenance

From oil changes to wiper blades, Milito’s can keep your Land Rover driving smoothly down the Chicago streets, any time of the year (even in pothole season).

Stop by for regular maintenance, no appointment needed!

Repairs

Whether you need standard repairs from regular wear, or have a more complex problem with your Land Rover, rely on Milito’s!

Our Land Rover Service Specialists will care for your vehicle like its their own. We can diagnose and repair any issue quickly!

Full-Service Care

Milito’s takes care of Chicago’s Land Rovers, inside and out!

Our full-service car wash pampers your car, and our full-service gas station and convenience store takes care of you!

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