Repairing Your Car

Maintaining Your New Range Rover Sport: 5 Features Your Repair Facility Should Offer

Now that you're preparing to invest in a brand new Range Rover Sport, it's important to consider which repair facility you'll hire to maintain and repair the vehicle as the coming decades pass. There are more than 20 kinds of maintenance tasks that will have to be done for your new Range Rover Sport within the first 150,000 miles of being on the road.

And while the need for repairs isn't guaranteed, almost all vehicles break down at one point or another—so finding a reliable repair technician to work with is crucial if you want to ensure long-term quality performance. Here are five features to look for when choosing a repair facility to maintain your new Range Rover Sport:

Emergency Repair Services

While you should be able to rely on your Range Rover Sport to perform solidly for many years after purchasing it, there is always a chance that something could go wrong even in the first few months of driving your new ride around. If the brakes go out, the transmission fails, or a tire pops, you need to get your Range Rover fixed and back on the road as soon as possible.

The repair facility you choose to work with long term should offer emergency repair services, even if it means that you'll have to pay a small fee for the services. Whether you're on your way home from work late at night or spending time in town with your family during the weekend, if your Range Rover breaks down, you should be able to have it towed directly to the repair shop for servicing instead of having to wait until the next business day.

Full Electronic Repair Services

There is a lot of technology built into the latest Range Rover Sport vehicles, so the repair facility you decide to hire should offer a full range of electronic repair services. Your technician needs to be able to repair:

  • HD touchscreens and corresponding control components

  • Steering wheel control switches

  • Voice recognition software

  • Interactive applications

Your technician should also fully understand how to operate, maintain, and repair your Range Rover's InControl system, which is responsible for connecting you, your vehicle, your smartphone, and the outside world together for ease of navigation and optimal management control.

Secure Storage Space

Another feature to look for when choosing a Range Rover repair facility to work with is secure storage space options. If your vehicle has to stay at the shop overnight for any reason, where will it be stored, and how will it be protected from the weather, vandalism, and theft? Is the storage facility air tight and protected from the rain?

Are security cameras onsite? Is the facility monitored by a security guard outside of business hours? Are any guarantees offered that your Range Rover will be safe while in the hands of your repair technician? The facility you utilize should offer a robust security protocol that provides you with the peace of mind you deserve when your vehicle is stuck in the shop for repairs.

Specialty Technicians

Your repair facility should also have specialty technicians on hand who specialize in the Range Rover Sport so you know that someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in your particular make and model is the one doing all the work. Sure, some of the parts in your Range Rover Sport are the same that can be found in multiple Land Rover vehicles, but many components are unique to the Sport edition, such as the off-road lights and traction control, and your technician shouldn't have to guess about how to fix or replace these things. Make sure that the repair facility you work with only allows an experienced Range Rover Sport technician to work on your vehicle.

Hybrid Maintenance Options

If you plan to invest in a new Range Rover Sport with hybrid technology, your repair facility should offer a variety of maintenance options to meet your needs as time goes on. If the battery that provides your vehicle with electric power gets old or dies, your repair facility should have one on hand. If the hybrid switch stops working, the facility should have the diagnostic tools needed to figure out what the problem is and the broken parts stocked for quick repairs.  

For additional information, contact a company like British 4x4.