The Timing Belt: Why It Is Crucial to Your Engine's Healthy Operation

Why should you be paying closer attention to your engine's timing belt? It is actually possible for your car's engine to experience a substantial decrease in power in the case of an improperly functioning timing belt. This is due to the fact that the valves, pistons, camshaft and crankshaft cannot move in harmony without the use of the aforementioned timing belt.

Vehicles manufactured in recent decades will include a standard rubber-built timing belt. However, vintage vehicles will not. They, instead, will include a metal chain-like component. 100,000 miles is the replacement 

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Range Rover Technology Features

All Range Rover models have been upgraded to include some of the best modern conveniences and technology features. The new cabin has a heated steering wheel with “hidden-until-lit” switches that can connect to any action you like with the Touch Duo Pro infotainment system. These switches can connect to making phone calls, listening to music, changing the radio station, or many other options.

Advanced technology options also include two 10-inch touch screens, lane departure alerts, GPS navigation, rearview camera, parking assist, panoramic sunroof, 29-speaker Meridian audio

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Land Rover Discovery Performance Features

The Land Rover Discovery is definitely for the adventurous driver who wants a luxury experience. Inside, you’ll find everything that modern technology grants you, including diagnostics for your all-terrain packages when you are headed into off-road territory. The Discovery is a powerful SUV that delivers 340 horsepower with the base engine. That’s because it’s a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that can go anywhere.

The Discovery is not made for the shy driver. It’s extremely reliable and powerful, which is why it received a high-performance rating from critics. 

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It's not a good idea to use winter tires all year

Driving in the winter can be a pain, so you may wonder if you can put winter tires on your vehicle and drive with them all year. We here at Land Rover Roaring Fork want you to know that while it is something you can do, it's not something you should do.

Winter tires are designed to give you better traction in the snow and ice. Because of that, they have thicker treads and also are made of rubber that is more suited to cold weather. Driving winter tires year round will cause the treads to wear down and…

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Caution is Advised When Driving in the Rain

If you’re a conscientious driver, you have probably already taken steps to ensure that your vehicle is ready for any condition you might encounter on the road. Nevertheless, we at Land Rover Roaring Fork would like to remind you of a few precautions any driver should take when out there in wet weather conditions.

Reduce your speed in rainy weather since wet roads are slippery reducing the time you have to come to a stop. Add to that the fact that you can lose control of your vehicle, skidding out of control on wet pavement. A reduction in speed…

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Range Rover Technology Features

With Land Rover’s new intuitive cabins, everything is included standard in the base editions. The Range Rover has a rearview camera, Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, two 10-inch touch screens, navigation, 13-speaker Meridian sound system, HD radio, Bluetooth, and WiFi hot spots. With InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, you can use voice commands to do everything you need to on-the-go, such as making phone calls, sending texts, opening music, and much more.

The Range Rover is a truly luxury experience with leather seating

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Land Rover Discovery Performance Features

Have you read the latest information on the Land Rover Discovery? With plenty of luxury options and a V6 engine, it’s a powerful contender for the top spot in a midsize SUV class. However, there is a second model that gets more fuel efficiency and still provides the power of a V6. The turbodiesel option comes with 254 horsepower and delivers 26 mpg on the highway. While both engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, both trims come with all-wheel drive, vibration-free operation, and superior handling.

 

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A Driver's Guide to Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

Share the road with bicyclists in your area thanks to these helpful tips from Land Rover Roaring Fork. 

You need to remember that bicyclists have rights to the road just like you do. They follow the same driving patterns and turns that you do.

Give the bicyclist next to you at least three feet of space if you need to pass them. Take your time to make sure that there aren't any other vehicles in the area that could force you to move too close to the person on the bike.

 

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Tire Tread & Pressure Concerns

Tire care doesn't always involve rotations and wheel alignments. Simple steps performed by the owner could help preserve the tires' condition. Making sure the tires have the right amount of air pressure may preserve them, as low air pressure could wear down the rubber. Excessive air pressure may lead to a blowout, which is dangerous.

An inexpensive tire pressure gauge reveals the psi levels in tires. The tires' manufacturer will list the appropriate psi level. If it says, "33 psi," then that is the target. Anything higher or lower presents a problem. Thankfully, adding or

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Does Your Brake Pedal and Your Brake System Require Repairs?

Drivers press down on their brake pedals constantly while driving. Hopefully, drivers won't take any issues with a brake pedal too nonchalantly. When hearing squealing, grinding, or other noises when stepping on the pedal, consider it wise to get the brakes checks. A problem could get worse, compromising safety.

A "soft" brake pedal represents a potential disaster. When the pedal has to reach the floor to stop a vehicle, there's likely something seriously wrong. The brakes may cease to work if the problem isn't fixed.

Does the car move to one side or another when your foot…

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