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The Importance of Regular Tire Rotations

Luxury cars and SUVs can be great fun to drive when they are in good working condition. That said, when they are working at less than peak efficiency, the fun can disappear quickly. The good news is that drivers who takes the time to perform basic preventive maintenance on their vehicles can keep the good times rolling continuously.

One important preventative maintenance task is tire rotation. While it may sound complicated, tire rotation is simply the practice of changing the position of vehicle tires periodically.  

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Signs That Your Starter is Starting to Fail

Your vehicle is a complex machine full of moving parts that perform important jobs. If one of these parts is damaged or is not working to its full potential, then it can cause serious damage to the whole vehicle. Our team at Land Rover Roaring Fork wants our customers to be able to know when their vehicle is not running properly so they can have it fixed.

One of the most common failures on any vehicle is the starter motor. One of the clearest ways to check if your starter is working at full potential is to perform a cold…

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Fall Foliage Adventures Ahead in Your New Land Rover Vehicle

As the temperatures dip and the colorful fall leaves begin to show their brilliant colors, many families are eager to plan a leaf-peeping road trip. Before you head out on the road, make sure to check the calendar for the optimal viewing times. Depending on where you are traveling, the peak foliage will burst forth at different times.

Because crowds surge on the weekends, be sure to have your hotel reservations secured if you plan on staying overnight. Traveling by car will give you the flexibility to chase the best colors.  

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Tips for Driver Safety on Halloween

As Halloween approaches, it is important to plan and be prepared to protect the Trick-or-Treaters and yourself from traffic accidents. Here at Land Rover Roaring Fork, we take safety seriously. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report naming Halloween as one of the top three days for accidents involving pedestrians.

To help protect our friends and neighbors, here are some tips for drivers to help make sure Halloween is safe and fun for everyone. 

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High Temperatures Draining Your Battery

When you're driving in the summer months, you might notice that it feels like there is an added strain on your vehicle. This is often because high temperatures play a factor in how well your battery functions. The heat can begin to decrease the voltage in the battery, which can make it difficult to start or hold a charge.

Land Rover Roaring Fork can test your battery each year to determine if there is still enough charge left for another summer season or if it might need to be replaced. Most batteries will last about three to five years…

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If You Are Thinking About Using Winter Tires This Summer, Read This First

Winter tires can effectively keep you safe while you're driving on a wintry road, but did you know that driving with winter tires all year long can actually be a bad idea? Designed strictly for the cold temperatures and winter weather, winter tires should be swapped out for summer or all-season tires. Here's why:
  • Winter tires are designed for temperatures that are below freezing. Hot temperatures could compromise their integrity.
  • You could end up with uneven tread wear if you're driving your winter tires all year. This could shorten the life expectancy of your tires.
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Reliable Connection Options in the Luxurious Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque is a high-end SUV that appeals to drivers with a strong dependence on high-tech amenities. Available for test drives at Land Rover Roaring Fork, this luxury model has the Touch Pro infotainment platform.

Powered by the InControl technology, the Remote App is compatible with the latest Android Wear devices and Apple Watches. When properly synced with the infotainment system, these smartwatches remotely manage the car's climate control system, door locks, and lights. You can also activate the Journey Tracking function that keeps records of your travel distance.  

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Range Rover Sport: Fast, Powerful, and Efficient SUV

Sold in five trims at Land Rover Roaring Fork, the Range Rover Sport SUV combines luxury and efficiency into a single package. Some notable trims on the roster include the Autobiography and HST.

When equipped with the Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle powertrain, the Range Rover Sport offers best-in-class efficiency. The MHEV system includes a supercharger that's rated at 48 peak volts. A twin-scroll turbocharger is included in the 3.0 L I-6 Ingenium engine block, which burns unleaded gasoline. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery also powers the MHEV propulsion system.  

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Controlling Pet Hair in Your Car

Detailing your car is hard enough, but when you've got a pet that leaves fur on your upholstery every time you travel with them, it creates a whole new challenge. Head off the worst of the mess by brushing your pet just before you leave to get rid of extra fur.

Keep your pet inside a crate while they travel or lay a protective cover over the seat to keep the fur from embedding itself into the fabric. You can thoroughly vacuum your seats using a fur attachment on your vacuum, and if you've still got fur, try…

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Check Thermostat, Water Pump to Prevent Overheating

You want your vehicle to run well for a long time. One of the easiest ways to accomplish that is to maintain your radiator and cooling system. Engine combustion temperatures can reach 2000 degrees or higher, so it is crucial to make sure it is protected from overheating.

Two components to have checked for replacement are the thermostat and water pump. The thermostat keeps your car's engine at the right temperature while the water pump pumps coolant into the engine block. Many times, when one fails the other will soon need replacing. 

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