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Are My Gaskets Bad?

If you own a vehicle, you should have an idea of how everything works on it. Gaskets are used on every type of vehicle and they help create a seal between two parts to prevent fluids from leaking out. As with any car part, gaskets can wear down over time. When this happens, you may notice gas, liquid, or fluid leaking from your vehicle.

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The Process of Changing a Flat

We gave all experienced dealing with a flat tire before. Being on the road where all construction is around and all kinds of debris, it’s bound to happen to somebody. Today it’s you. So now you find yourself with your flashers on and tools out trying to change your flat. 

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What is the LATCH System and How Is It Evaluated for Ease of Use?

At Land Rover Southampton, we understand the important role safety plays in all of our vehicles. One of the most important safety features is the Lower Anchor Tethers for Children or LATCH feature. To give you a better understanding of this standard safety system and how it is evaluated, we are offering this in-depth look.

The LATCH system is designed to help secure attachments for child restraints. While you can use a vehicle's safety belts to secure your child seats to your vehicle, the LATCH system is designed to make the process easier. 

 

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What Does Your Car Alternator Actually Do?

Your car alternator is the generator that supplies energy to your car battery and electrics when your car is in motion. As you drive through Southampton, your car transforms mechanical energy into electricity to power your windshields, headlights, other electrics and to keep your battery juiced. Considering how closely the alternator and the battery work, it's helpful to know how to properly troubleshoot the former.

Battery Vs. Alternator

Your car battery gets your car started, but your alternator keeps it going. One way to tell which one is in trouble is...

 

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Great Tech Features On the Range Rover Evoque

When you see the Range Rover Evoque, you will see that an SUV can be a luxury vehicle. The Range Rover Evoque combines the best parts of an SUV such as safety and roominess with the luxury features that you would expect from a European luxury sedan. The Range Rover Evoque also has many technology features that you will enjoy.

When you're out driving on the highways, you probably like to listen to music. The Range Rover Evoque gives you a Meridian Surround Sound System that provides clear sound throughout the vehicle...
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Range Rover Sport: Adaptive and Smart SUV

The Range Rover Sport SUV is equipped with several standard technologies that boost performance in hazardous driving conditions. The Electronic Traction Control adjusts the spin in each wheel by applying the optimum braking force. Engineered to prevent rollovers, the Roll Stability Control is particularly useful on steep landscapes. On a rainy day, the Emergency Brake Assist helps you bring the vehicle to a stop.

Do you want to explore rugged regions in Southampton? The Range Rover Sport has numerous mechanical features that are tuned for natural challenges. 
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Make Sure You Have Clean Air Inside Your Car With Regular Cabin Air Filter Changes

Indoor air in a home can actually be worse than the polluted air outside. This also applies to the air inside your car. It can be worse than the air outside in a city or highway. We at Land Rover Southampton want people to be aware of this.

The good news for you is that almost all cars come equipped with cabin air filters that remove contaminants such as mold from the A/C system in your vehicle. They will also remove dust and pollen as well. The car's filtration system creates cleaner and healthier air.

Changing the filter…
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Automotive Knowledge 101: Brake Pads Explained

One of our goals at Land Rover Southampton is to help our customers keep their vehicles well-maintained. Your vehicle's brake pads are a vital component and should be replaced regularly.

Brake pads work to lessen friction between the brake caliper and rotor. When you engage the brake pedal, the brake caliper will squeeze the rotor, and the brake pads serve as a buffer. While brake pads are durable, the massive amount of friction they go through means they need to be replaced about every 50,000 miles. However, if you press the brake pedal and it vibrates, then you…
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Road Trip Games for Your Summer Family Travel

Are you ready for a road trip? Try some of our games to keep everyone entertained on the road. Keep some noise going in the car by singing one song lyric at a time. Everyone connects their lyric to another to make a new song. When you travel on the roads, look for something that reminds you of a song for inspiration.

A fun game that can take a few wild twists involves making a statement about something that you're fortunate about. Another person turns that statement into an unfortunate incident. The story continues until you reach the end…

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How to Freshen the Air in Your Car

At Land Rover Southampton, we know the importance of maintaining a clean car. Sometimes, a clean car will have a bad odor. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to eliminate bad odors.

Car fresheners smell great when you are running your daily errands. However, the scent can mask odors. Remove all food and clean the surfaces. Always use products that are specifically designed for cars and trucks. If the vehicle still has an odor after cleaning and deodorizing, pour baking soda on the carpet and floor mats.  

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