Land Rover Repairs: Driving Habits That Damage Your Car

Many of us pay little attention as to how our driving habits behind the wheel can potentially becoming increasingly damaging to our Land Rovers. The way in which we drive has such an impact on the efficiency of our cars and how often we need them serviced.

Without knowing it many drivers cause damage to what is an expensive piece of equipment.

If you do find that your driving has caused you to need your Land Rover repaired, we can help with our dedicated team of mechanics on hand to look after your car whilst it’s in the garage. Otherwise, here are the small habits to avoid, that could save you a significant amount.

If you think that your Land Rover needs a repair then please get in touch with our family-run team of Land Rover Repairs Specialists.

Please give us a call on 01242 672125 or email us at to speak to a member of our service reception team.

gotheringtoncross land rover repairs

Driving with low fuel . . . 

As your fuel level decreases, all that remains is the sludge at the bottom of the tank. This can easily be sucked into the system and cause blockages in the filter. This can have an immediate effect and damage the filters and the fuel pump. If this happens you will soon see issues quickly and need your Land Rover repaired.

Not having your car serviced regularly?

You could be putting your vehicle at risk if you miss or forget your service on your Land Rover. Catch the problems before they get worse and more expensive for you. If you’re not sure on how often you should take your Land Rover to be serviced, give our friendly reception team a call or be sure to book your Land Rover in for a service today.

Do you rest your foot on the clutch?

If you are in the habit of leaving your foot on the clutch, this will put unnecessary pressure on vital parts of the car that can result in the clutch becoming heated which will cause increased wear.

Ignoring dashboard warning lights . . . 

The warning lights on your dashboard are there for a reason. They are there to alert you if something is wrong with your vehicle and if you need to get a professional to take a look for you. Most people, immediately ignore the warning on their dashboard and wait until they are next booked in for a service. The problems that are being alerted could lead to severe and expensive issues, and therefore need to be dealt with quickly.

Sudden braking . . . 

There will be times where an emergency stop is necessary, however, braking late or harshly will put more tension on the braking system. This will wear out your pads and discs faster, meaning you need to get them changed more frequently which will cost more money; It will also cost you more in fuel.

Are you overloading your vehicle?

The more your car weighs, the more strain you’ll be putting on the brakes, drivetrain and suspension. Refer to your owner’s manual to see what your vehicle’s maximum weight load is. Taking unnecessary items out of your car will not only make it lighter but will have a huge impact on your fuel economy.

We are Independent Land Rover Repairs Specialists

If you are experiencing any issues with your Land Rover and need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Here at GX Land Rovers, we have a team of Land Rover specialist mechanics with over 15 years experience of landrover repairs, MOT and servicing. We use the latest and most up-to-date diagnostic equipment to allow us to look at your landrover, repairing the vehicle as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.



 01242 672125

Gotherington Cross Garage, Evesham Road, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL52 8SA

MOT Test CheltenhamCovid-19 Customer Update