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Brake Pads: Essential for Bringing Your Car to a Stop

Your braking system is easily one of the most important systems on your vehicle. And because your braking system experiences so much stress and wear and tear, you will eventually have to replace some of the components. It is important to have at least a basic understanding of how those components work together so that you know what you are dealing with.

The brake pads are what actually stop your vehicle, so those are going to be what wear down the fastest. 

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Discover the Appropriate Way to Jump Start Another Car

Before you jump start another car, you'll need to gather a few things. Besides the jumper cables, you should have work gloves, a wire brush, and safety glasses. Once the two cars are close to one another, turn off the engine and the car lights, and open the car hoods.

If the battery shows signs of corrosion, clean it off now with your wire brush. The jumper cables have black and red clamps, the red is positive, and goes to your good battery first, then attaches to the bad battery. The black is negative, and it goes to your…

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Signs of Transmission Problems

When you're driving your vehicle in Austin, you don't want the experience of having your car's transmission going out. Transmission problems can be expensive to repair. Many problems can be avoided by changing the transmission fluid in your vehicle every 30 to 60,000 miles. There are some common symptoms that let you know when your car may need a transmission check.

If you notice that there is transmission fluid leaking out, you should get the transmission serviced right away. 

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Know the Differences Between a Full-Size and Compact Spare Tire

The size of vehicle that you drive is going to determine what type of spare tire that you are equipped with. For example, a full-size truck will have a full-size spare tire with it, while a compact passenger car will normally have a compact temporary - or "doughnut" - spare tire.

If you have a full-size spare, then that means it is just a regular tire and you can drive as long as you want. A full-size spare is a regular tire, and as far as safety is concerned, there is no rush to get your other tire back on if your…

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Counting Total Cost


Many independent expenses factor into the total cost of owning a vehicle. If you’re considering a new vehicle, the cost of ownership outside of the purchase price likely won’t exceed such a level, although it can reach near such an amount. Conversely, if you buy or finance a significantly cheaper vehicle, other expenses will likely exceed what you’re paying to actually own the vehicle.

In both situations, you should calculate how much the total cost of ownership is. If you don’t, you could end up in a precarious financial situation in which you find yourself stressed…
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We Treat You Right While Providing You with Car Parts


You are looking for parts to make your car into all that it should be, but you want to be treated right as you are set up with the parts that you are seeking. You can rely on those of us at Land Rover Austin to always treat you right as we work for you.

When you ask us for parts, we will talk with you to make sure that we understand just what you are looking for and just what you need. When we talk with you, we will show you respect and help you to feel comfortable. When…
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Should You Buy an AWD or 4WD Vehicle?

Whether a person wants to purchase an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle depends on the type of vehicle that they want and need. For example, most coupes and sedans are all-wheel drive while larger sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks are four-wheel drive.

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Fluid-Care Keeps Your Land Rover Healthy and Strong!

With all the traveling you do day in and day out, your car can take a real beating. Stop and go traffic, quick acceleration onto the highway, and hard braking are just three of the things that can lead to your car under performing and ultimately shorten its life span here in Austin, TX. Having all the fluids in your car serviced on a regular basis can help combat this wear and tear, keeping your beloved car, SUV or pickup truck healthy for as long as absolutely possible!

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Most Cars Can Wait Longer Than 3,000 Miles for an Oil Change

How often do you change your vehicle’s oil? 3,000 miles has been the golden rule in the past, but that was when engines were not as advanced. The quality of oil has also improved and is effective on your car or truck’s performance for longer periods of time. So, when exactly should you schedule a routine oil change? 

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Land Rover Austin Offers an Auto Financing Process Without the Headache

Getting approved and qualifying for a car loan can seem like a daunting task for many of our valued customers here at Land Rover Austin, and we certainly can understand why. With so many different financing companies and loan options, it can become a bit overwhelming to tackle this topic. Well, here at Land Rover Austin, we have simplified this process quite a bit, in order to make it a much more enjoyable experience for our customers!

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