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Why does my range rover say low battery?

Why does my range rover say low battery?

Land Rover is among the world's most well-known automobile manufacturers. The company is responsible for a number of the most successful models in modern automotive history.  If you own or have ever owned a Land Rover, whether a Discovery or a New Range Rover, you may have encountered battery problems once or twice. The "low battery, please start engine" error message is one of the most common on your portal. This error code is induced by the car's Intelligent Power System Management or IPSM, which is in charge of monitoring the car's battery performance.

Here are some reasons as to why your range rover might say “low battery”:

  • You have been driving short distances.

One of the more prevalent reasons given by car dealers for this error message is that the Range Rover is only used for short distances. They argue that brief driving is just not suitable for this vehicle, and that the issue will reoccur if the Rover is operated in this manner. Some owners deal with this issue by recharging the battery on a routine basis, even though the car's manual does not recommend it because it can cause serious damage towards the Rover's electronics.

  • You have multiple devices turned on.

If you turn on all of your car's battery-powered devices at the same time, your battery would then deplete much faster. Investing in a digital multimeter will allow you to keep track of the status of your battery. Knowing its performance in real time is critical to ensuring you as well as your passengers' safety as you drive. A multi-stage charging station is yet another safety net users can consider. With this tool, you only need to recharge the battery once a month.

  • You have an undercharged battery.

When the battery is undercharged, the "low battery - please start engine" warning message will most likely appear, even if you are already driving the Land Rover. As a result, before you take your car out on the road, always check its condition, including the battery. If you have to charge it on your way, you may encounter major inconvenience and lose a significant amount of time. Not to mention that an undercharged battery may result in unfavorable incidents not only for you but also for other commuters on the route.

The battery in your Range Rover will generally last 3 to 5 years, but this can vary greatly based on the type of power supply, battery size, weather conditions, and driving habits. Even so, just because your battery is not really completely dead doesn't mean it's functioning correctly. As a result, it is critical that you have your battery thoroughly checked whenever you visit a repair shop. 

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 and offer a lifetime warranty on most repairs. 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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