Gaskets: Things Every Driver Should Know

At Land Rover Chattanooga we are sometimes asked about the purpose of automotive gaskets. We want drivers in Chattanooga to know that these small but unseen parts are vital to the operation of your vehicle. Here's what you need to know.

An automotive gasket is a piece of material placed between two individual working vehicle parts. It can be made from metal but is often made from pliable rubber. When heat is applied to the gasket it melds to the shape of the area it is designed to protect, creating a tight seal. Lubricants and fluids can pass without…

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How Can You Safely Share the Road with Bicyclists?

Riding a bike can be very enjoyable as well as an efficient mode of travel. When bicyclists hit the roads around Chattanooga, we want to make sure that everyone stays safe. Here are a few ways we can all make sure that happens.

It can be hard to see bicyclists, which is why it is important to always stay vigilant. Do not let yourself get distracted by electronics while at the wheel. When you see children on bicycles, realize that they may not understand or follow the rules of the road and you will need to give them extra space…

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The Luxurious Range Rover has an Abundance of Technology

Vehicle owners desiring luxury in an SUV choose the Land Rover. The vehicle additionally offers comfort, convenience and space. The new models feature a wide range of technological features that are practical while enhancing the Range Rover's safety. Our Land Rover Chattanooga location has the new models on display. We welcome visitors to enjoy a test drive.

The switches on the steering wheel remain hidden until touched. They then become activated and visibility due to incorporated illumination technology. Drivers also have the ability to program the switches to coincide with 

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Land Rover Discovery Performance Features

The new Discovery comes with the best performance features for those who want a sporty crossover SUV. Designed for everyday driving and off-road adventures, the Discovery’s standard trim has a supercharged 340-horsepower. With power and luxury, the Discovery delivers horsepower with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that gets decent fuel efficiency for an SUV.

You can always upgrade the Discovery to get more horsepower and efficiency. The turbodiesel trim offers 254-horsepower with a 3.0-liter engine. Both of these trims come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover also made

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Signs of a Bad Transmission

Although most drivers know what it is the transmission does and even know how important it is to the vehicle, many do not know how to determine if their transmission is going bad. Drivers who have concerns or would like more information on auto maintenance are welcome to come to Land Rover Chattanooga and speak with our professionals, Here are some signs that your vehicle's transmission may be bad or faulty. 

  • The transmission is slipping out of gear.
  • The transmission warning light is on or is flashing. 
  • The vehicle shifts very roughly.
  • Transmission fluid is leaking.
  • There is a…
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Reading Your Tire Sizes

Knowing what kind of wheels you're running in Chattanooga makes you a smarter driver. The identifying info appears on your tire's sidewall. Land Rover Chattanooga wants you to know how to read it.

Sample Identifier: P700/42R10

  • "P" certifies the tire was made to industry standards, in this case for passenger vehicles
  • "700" refers to the width sidewall-to-sidewall in millimeters
  • "42" is the height to width ratio
  • "R" represents layers across the tire; in this case "Radial"
  • "10" is wheel size measured one end to the other
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The Right Way to Replace a Flat Tire

Though there are many theories on the subject, there are only one or two ways to replace a flat tire correctly.

The first thing is to give yourself space. This means do not change your tire in the middle of the street or even the side of the road unless you absolutely have no other choice. This will prevent an even worse car accident in case any tools or car parts get out of your way.

The next thing you need to do is lift the car above the ground as high as the jack will allow you. 

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Why Gaskets Are Critical to Your Car's Performance

The gasket is a automotive part that some drivers in Chattanooga may take for granted. Land Rover Chattanooga thinks you should know that these parts have a very important purpose. Here are a few things to know about gaskets and their function.

A gasket is generally a small piece of molded material. It can be made from rubber, stainless steel, or other materials. The gasket is inserted into a space between a movable and stationary vehicle part, and it is designed specifically to fit the space. There, the gasket creates a seal and helps to 

 

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Land Rover Discovery Performance Features

The Land Rover Discovery is the best new midsize SUV from the adventurous automaker. The base engine is a 340-horsepower V6 supercharged engine. The power is amazing for the standard trim, but if you want fuel efficiency with horsepower, the turbodiesel trim is the best option. This trim delivers 245 horsepower and quick acceleration with decent towing capacity. However, the base edition and turbodiesel option are made for off-roading, too.

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Stay Alert with the Land Rover Range Rover

When you're in Chattanooga, TN, staying alert is an important part of staying safe. That's why our team is so interested in the Land Rover Range Rover. Inside of this popular luxury SUV, you'll find a variety of technology features that help you keep your focus on the road.

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