How Often Should You Change the Oil in a Land Rover?

The general guideline is that the oil change interval for a Land Rover is  every 3,000 miles for regular oil and every 5,000 miles if you use synthetic oil.

Not Every Land Rover Needs the Same Oil

There are many models of Land and Range Rovers on the market today including Discovery, Sport, LR4, Evoque, & Velar and they will require different kinds of oil. Some will need SAE 5W-30 engine oil, and other models need 0W-20 engine oil for example.

If you are not sure what kind of oil your model/year Land Rover needs, we recommend you look in your users manual.  If you are still not certain, we ask that you give us a call. Depending on the type of driving you do and where you will be driving, we might recommend a different type of oil that might better suit your vehicle.

Check The Oil Every Week?

That’s right, did you know that the manual for some models including the Evoque state this:

“Check the engine oil weekly. If any significant or sudden drop in the oil level is noted, seek qualified assistance.”

Land Rover recommends checking the engine oil every week if you have used the vehicle heavily. That’s because the oil gets consumed during heavy use and needs to be replaced. Never let the oil level fall below the lower mark on the oil level indicator. 
“If the instrument panel displays the message ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LOW, stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Allowing the engine to continue running with low oil pressure may cause the engine to seize. Seek qualified assistance immediately. Do not start the engine until the cause has been rectified.”

Instructions to Verify the Correct Engine Oil Level in a Land Rover

Before checking the engine oil level, owners should ensure that:
1. The vehicle is stationary and the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied.
2. The vehicle is on level ground.
3. The engine oil has reached its normal working temperature (oil is hot).
4. The engine has been switched off for 10 minutes, for the oil level to stabilize.
 
The oil level can be checked as follows:
1. Switch on the ignition (do not start the engine).
2. Select Oil Level from the Vehicle Information menu.
An indication of the oil level will be displayed and messages to the right of the indicator will advise of any action that may need to be taken.

Schedule An Oil Change

If you are concerned about an oil level indicator, or even a check engine light, give us a call or fill our our form to schedule an appointment. While your car is in for it’s oil change, we will perform a free inspection on the other components to make sure everything else is running smoothly while your vehicle is up on the lift!