Hit the Trail in the Land Rover Discovery

Do you spend time driving off of the beaten path? If so, you need a vehicle that's tough enough to handle the stress. At Land Rover Roaring Fork, we're thrilled to suggest the Land Rover Discovery, a popular 7-passenger SUV.

When you're off-roading, weight matters, That's why Land Rover engineered the Discovery with a frame that's up to 1,000 pounds lighter than previous models. This reduction is thanks to the aluminum unibody design, which is rigid and strong.

Planning to head into the mountains? 

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Range Rover Technology Features

Land Rover has designed the perfect driving experience for the latest Range Rover models. With all new driver assistance features included in the standard edition and lots of luxurious extras, critics and drivers agree that this is the best version of the luxury SUV so far. Standard features include two 10-inch touch screens, GPS navigation, Bluetooth, smartphone integration, 13-speaker Meridian sound system, satellite radio, a WiFi hotspot, and HD radio. You can upgrade the Range Rover by opting for one of the high-end packages.

The optional features for the 

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An easy way to test your car battery

Having a dead battery is one of the worst things that can happen when you are trying to drive in Glenwood Springs. Though there often are no signs your battery is about to fail, you can test it to see if it might need to be replaced.

To test your battery, shut the car off and leave your headlights on for 15 minutes. While you are waiting, inspect the battery for any signs of leaks or corrosion. Once you have waited 15 minutes, start your car and repeatedly crank the engine. If your headlights dim significantly or if your car…

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Belts & Hoses Warning Signs of Trouble

When you bring your car in for maintenance and oil changes, mechanics should also check your belts and hoses. These are responsible for carrying fluids and charges to several different components of your engine, electrical systems, cooling, and more. Your vehicle has a series of belts, including the timing belt and serpentine belts. These are responsible for maintaining your engine and steering. If either of these crack or split, your engine may overheat, and you could lose your power steering.

Coolant hoses may also crack, leak, or grow soft. 

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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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