Scheduled and appropriate vehicle maintenance enables you to get more miles from your vehicle (and your tyres), and also helps keep performance levels high. When you own a 4x4 such as a Land Rover, keeping it in good condition is even more important as it will often need to tackle uneven/challenging terrain.
What is scheduled maintenance - Know in detail
Scheduled maintenance, sometimes referred to as 'Factory scheduled maintenance', is the maintenance regime that is recommended by the manufacturer. This will set out the types of maintenance and the points at which it should be carried out, usually organised in mileage intervals or time periods (whichever occurs first). With a Land Rover, the general recommendation is as below.
Every 5000 miles or six months, a service should be carried out where the oil is changed, tyre pressure and tread wear are checked, and battery and cables are assessed. Additionally, key elements should also be lubricated to reduce the effects of wear and tear.
When the mileage reaches 10000 or after about a year of typical use, the service should include the same elements as at 5000 miles plus additional tasks such as topping-up coolant and transmission fluid levels, checking the suspension, and checking steering/alignment.
At 15000 miles, the crankcase oil filter and the cabin air filter should be replaced and the following should be checked: cooling system fluid levels, drive belts, exhaust system, exterior lighting, bonnet latch assembly and doors, on-board diagnostic system, parking brake and brake system, power steering system fluid levels, wheels and tyres, windscreen wiper blades and washer fluid levels.
A 30000-mile service should include all of the items covered in the 15000, 10000, and 5000 services in addition to the following additional elements: brake system fluid change, brake line and hose inspection, driveshaft inspection, suspension inspection, fuel line inspection, wiring harness inspection, seatbelt system inspection, power steering hose inspection, and steering system inspection.
At 40,000 miles, the schedule should additionally include the replacement of the transfer gearbox oil, horn operation, replacement of the differential fluid, inspection of the exhaust system, and thorough inspection of the brake system, including calipers, discs, and pads.
When you reach 60000 miles, the service will include everything mentioned above, together with a thorough bumper-to-bumper check, full fluid change, and the replacement (if needed) of elements such as brake discs/pads, spark plugs, batteries, and cables.
After this, you should book your Land Rover in for a service every 15000 miles, at 75000, 90000, 105000 miles, and onwards.
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If you own a Land Rover, one of our bespoke tuning kits can help you get even more enjoyment from your vehicle. Remember to follow the scheduled maintenance regime to keep your Land Rover engine tuning kit healthy.