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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

One of the most important decisions to make when searching for your next car is learning what the difference is between front-wheel and rear-wheel drive. We here at Land Rover of Tacoma would like you to make the best decision possible for your driving needs. Whether you choose rear-wheel or front-wheel drive will likely depend on your everyday usage of the car and local climate conditions.

Front-wheel drive vehicles are more economical than rear-wheel drive vehicles. The manufacturing process requires less parts and the drivetrain is cheaper to install...

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

How often do you clean your tires? If you have noticed discoloration, such as a brown film, you may be seeing blooming, which is caused by brake dust and corrosive materials that corrode rubber. While all tires are treated with antiozonant, it may also break down due to the cleaner that you use. 

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Why Engines Overheat

At some point in time, the driver's instrument panel may indicate that the engine is too hot. There are a number of reasons why the situation develops. The first thing to check is the coolant level. If there is insufficient coolant in the reservoir or not enough coolant in the mixture, the engine does not receive the treatment needed to maintain a normal temperature.

Other common problems include a faulty thermostat, a damaged or collapsed coolant hose. The water pump may have also malfunctioned and require replacing. 

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Land Rover Discovery Performance Features

Land Rover has designed the latest Discovery models to offer a unique advantage over all other luxury midsize SUVs. The base engine delivers superior horsepower with a supercharged V6 engine. You get 340 horsepower with this standard trim. However, the turbodiesel trim includes 245 horsepower and time-tested off-roading packages. If you want a sportier option, there is also the Discovery Sport.

The standard Discovery packages all look alike. They deliver incredible horsepower, tougher suspensions, rigidly mounted subframes, and off-roading performances. 

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The Land Rover Range Rover Is Fun and Convenient to Drive

The Range Rover from Land Rover is one of the most popular vehicles in its class. This is because it offers a variety of technology features that make it easy and fun to drive. For example, you will have access to an infotainment system that has voice recognition technology.

This means that the car will be able to quickly respond to commands to change the radio station or make a phone call. The Range Rover comes with a rear seat entertainment system, which means keeping your kids occupied is a breeze when driving around Fife.

 

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Gripping The Road With Snow Tires

Before the winter season, you want to visit Land Rover of Tacoma to ensure that you have the best tires for your vehicle. If you live in an area that sees a lot of snow and ice, then you might want to consider winter tires. However, all-season tires are an option if the weather usually stays the same year-round.

Winter tires have a tread design that can easily slice through snow and ice compared to all-season tires that have more of a straight tread design. If you look at winter tires, you'll usually see small holes that work to…

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Land Rover of Tacoma wants you to be safe on the road this winter. We know how hazardous winter conditions can be, and we want you ready for all situations. Consider building a winter survival kit for your car in case you ever get stranded on the roads.

Winter survival kits do not need to be intricate. Keep some basic items in your car in case the worst were to happen, and you found yourself stranded. Portable phone chargers ensure you can call for help. Flares and flashlights allow other drivers to notice you in the dark. Kitty litter helps…

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Is It Time for a Gasket Inspection?

Gaskets are rubber pieces that form a tight seal between different parts of your engine. They help keep fluids in place, keep gases in, and sometimes, keep dirt and dust out of vital components.

Many gaskets are made of rubber, but they can also be made from copper or steel. Gaskets can become damaged over time from chemical exposure, heat and extreme pressure. When a gasket begins to leak, it can cause fluid levels in the component to become low. This can damage parts due to friction and heat and can cause pieces to break off. 

 

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Tips That Will Help You Stay Safe While Driving on the Road with Bicyclists

If you have to share the road with bicyclists, then you need to know how to do so safely. We here at Land Rover of Tacoma have comprised a list of tips that will help you.​
  • Leave 4 feet of space between you and a bicyclist on the side of the road.
  • Yield to bicyclists on the sidewalk. They could ride into a nearby intersection, causing a disruption in traffic.
  • Pay extra close attention to kids that are riding bikes on the road. They tend to be unpredictable.
  • There could be hazards on the road that a bicyclist will need…
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