• Is the Ride Optimization System in Your Land Rover Bothering You?

    Posted on April 12, 2019

    Land Rover Discovery 4

    Land Rovers are durable, sturdy, and powerful vehicles that are able to handle rough terrain while keeping you comfortable. They are able to offer you all of this without sacrificing any important luxury components. Even though these well-designed vehicles were made for handling tough conditions, they can still experience problems.

    What is the Ride Optimization System?

    Is the ride optimization system in your Land Rover bothering you? Even though the suspension of a Land Rover is built for endurance, it is also made with comfort in mind. To get this comfort, the vehicle is fitted with a ride optimization system.

    The ride optimization system is designed to make the ride comfortable for its passengers. This tech-based feature learns your driving habits and is able to recognize when you are driving under certain circumstances. It will, in turn, adjust various systems so that you’re optimized for these conditions. Unfortunately, this system can fail and affect the smoothness of your ride causing it to be bumpy.

    Common Issues

    Along with the failure of the ride optimization system, you may begin to notice other suspension problems. This is due to the fact that when the system fails it is no longer helping to protect other components. These other components are then more inclined to become damaged and fail.

    These are the most common problems that you should keep an eye out for:

    Air Compressor Failure

    Your suspension in your Land Rover is designed to fill airbags with air. This aids in raising your vehicle off of the ground helping to support its weight and cushion your ride.

    Air Leaks

    If the suspension leaks air, it will not be able to provide a smooth ride.

    Deteriorating Air Springs

    Springs will deteriorate over time due to normal wear and tear, but without the ride optimization system helping to optimize the smoothness of your ride they will wear even faster.

    Symptoms of Suspension System Issues

    When your system fails and you begin to experience the above issues, you will begin to notice symptoms that are signs of suspension system issues.

    Your vehicle will sit lower than it normally does

    This is caused by the airbags in the suspension system not functioning properly. They are not able to hold the air needed, or they are not being given the air needed to support the weight of the vehicle.

    When traveling over bumps, the ride will feel rough

    When the airbags are not performing properly, you will feel bumps more intensely inside the vehicle.

    Regular Maintenance Is Critical

    Land Rovers are known for their ability to offer you a smooth ride even under some of the roughest conditions. When it comes to keeping your Land Rover in top working order, it is important to stay current on regular maintenance. Allowing our highly trained mechanics to take care of your vehicle gives them the ability to find and take care of any issues before they become major problems.

    We are equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and equipment which allows us to provide you with quality service. This along with our 3-year/36,000 mile warranty is why so many drivers choose us for their European auto repair and service needs.

    ASE Certified Mechanics

    Our ASE Certified Mechanics have the knowledge needed to provide you with outstanding service for your Land Rover. They have years of experience and know the common issues that trouble the vehicle, allowing them to quickly diagnose and fix your issue. We want you to feel confident in knowing that you will not be bringing your car back repeatedly for the same issue.

    Land Rover Mechanic Owner Discussion

    Call Us Today

    If your Land Rover isn’t riding as smoothly as it should be and you are in the Winter Park or Orlando, FL area, give us a call. If you take your vehicle to a dealership to have it serviced you will have to pay the high service fees. Here at Green Garage European Auto Center, we will provide you with excellent service without the high cost. If you have any questions about any services we offer, please feel free ask. You can reach us at 407-464-7336. You can also come see us at 1931 West Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789.

    * Land Rover Discovery 4 image credit goes to: teddyleung.

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