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s5hah



Member Since: 03 Apr 2020
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Orkney Grey
Service by reputable trustworthy garage or LR Specialist

Hi All, I would like to get some advice on servicing a 2012 RRS SDV6 bought in April this year. She has done 132,000 miles and was last serviced at 126,000 last August. She has always been serviced at Land Rover or a LR specialist up to 126,000. I have used a independent local garage for previous cars for the last 10 years who is very trustworthy and reasonable, the owner of the garage also owns a RRS. Based on the mileage and age of the car, is it still better to use a LR Specialist who I don't know or this local garage who I can trust? Thanks in advance for any view shared. Sanj

2012 Range Rover Sport HSE Luxury
Gone:
2011 Mercedes CLS350 CDI
2008 Mercedes C220 CDI


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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
Location: East Sussex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

At that sort of mileage and age I'd go for a good local LR specialist over a LR dealer any day. The local one you know would be great as long as they employ good engineers and not just bolt off/bolt on monkeys. Knowledge of the intricacies of the RRS would be a real bonus Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

Post #600891 Sat Jun 27 2020 2:50pm
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knwatkins



Member Since: 09 Sep 2018
Location: Poole, Dorset
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Avoid main dealers, it will make little or no difference to the value of your vehicle at that age and mileage.

A good inpdendent LR specialist will be much better than a main dealer. However, if your trusted mechanic has a RRS himself, I'm sure he will be aware of the vehicles' common issues, maintenance requirements and how to repair. Kev

MY2010 RRS HSE 3.0 TDV6 in Stornoway Grey

Post #600892 Sat Jun 27 2020 3:06pm
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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 13 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

LR specialist Indy. Not a main dealer. Not ever. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #600909 Sat Jun 27 2020 8:00pm
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LG8340



Member Since: 27 Jul 2014
Location: London W4
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England 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

Never never never go to a Main Dealer! RRS (MY12) Santorini Black SDV6 HSE luxuary
Gone: Evoque, Freelander 2, Mercedes 320 CLK, Porsche 911's

Post #601002 Mon Jun 29 2020 5:02pm
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Stevepd



Member Since: 22 May 2017
Location: Wiltshire
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

You shouldn’t assume that just because he has one that he knows these inside out. I’d put a question on here or the disco3 sister site and ask where is the recommended indie close to you.

As the others find an indie. 2006 2.7 TDV6 HSE in Cairns Blue.

Post #601034 Tue Jun 30 2020 8:46am
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derekmines



Member Since: 22 Apr 2019
Location: MELKSHAM
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

If I'm reading the post correctly, the question isn't between LR main dealer and LR independent, the OP is asking whether he should carry on using the LR independent who's serviced the car for most of its life, or whether he's OK to carry on using the trusted local mechanic who's always maintained his cars.

My take on it is that at the mileage you're on (similar to my own BTW) I see no issue in using a trusted "general" mechanic for servicing and other basic works, transitioning to the local LR independent only when specialist tooling / electronic gear is required.

This is what I do and I've never had an issue at resale time (or anywhen else)

Post #601061 Tue Jun 30 2020 3:02pm
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