Oceanside Auto Repair

Why does my Land Rover say service required?

The message "service required" on your dashboard typically means that it's time for routine maintenance on your Land Rover. It's a reminder that you should take your car to a qualified mechanic or dealership for an inspection and any necessary servicing or repairs. This could include things like an oil change, tire rotation, brake inspection, or any other maintenance that is recommended by the manufacturer.

Your Land Rover may be indicating that service is required for a variety of reasons. Typically, this warning message appears when the vehicle's onboard diagnostic system has detected a potential problem with one of the vehicle's systems or components.

Some common reasons why your Land Rover may display a "service required" message include:

  • Regular Maintenance

Your Land Rover may simply be indicating that it's time for routine maintenance, such as an oil change, tire rotation, or brake inspection.

  • Engine Trouble

If there's an issue with the engine or related components, your Land Rover may display a "service required" message to alert you to the problem.

  • Electrical Issues

Faulty sensors, wiring problems, or other electrical issues can trigger the "service required" message.

  • Transmission Problems

A malfunctioning transmission or related components can also trigger the warning message.

It's important to take your Land Rover in for service as soon as possible when you see this message, as delaying maintenance or repairs could lead to more serious problems down the road. A qualified Land Rover technician can diagnose the issue and recommend the necessary repairs to get your vehicle back to peak performance.

For over 12 years, Oceanside Motorsports has been an Oceanside staple helping you get back on the road faster than the dealer can. We have continuously trained technicians for your Land Rover maintenance services. Most of our customers find a ton of value in joining our Lifetime Oil Service Club. Memberships start at $600 and once in the club, you get 3 oil changes a year - forever. We use the same high-quality oil as the normal oil service, and you save a ton of money in the long run. With our Time Saver Service, we can get your car and deliver it to your doorstep once fixed. We can even help arrange to tow if needed. You can also have our free loaner car while your car is serviced! You'll get used to expecting quick, simple, and dependable auto repairs from Oceanside Motorsports!


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