Front Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement on a 2006 Range Rover Sport is Wednesday’s featured service, brought to us by a client from Surrey, BC.
Like all vehicles the Range Rover Sport requires brake service from time to time. While this truck is equipped with very large disc brake rotors and pads, especially on the front where most braking effort is needed, they wear out very quickly. This seems to be a fairly common occurrence on many European luxury sport utility vehicles. Pads and rotors frequently wear out as quickly as 25,000 kilometers on these vehicles. Audi Q7’s and Porsche Cayenne’s have similarly short life spans.
What is perplexing is that these are big brakes and designed to quickly stop these performance vehicles. Normally large brakes also equal long life; perhaps they simply aren’t big enough. There seem to be no long lasting, long life parts available so unfortunately we must live with the status quo.
The Range Rover Sport featured here is the Supercharged model. These are awesome vehicles: luxuriously equipped and very fast. Off road they perform superbly, with air adjustable suspension for increased ground clearance and a sophisticated four wheel drive systems. Unfortunately with a vehicle this nice you likely wouldn’t want to scratch the paint, scrape up the fancy wheels or gouge the expensive low profile tires.
For more about the Range Rover Sport and all of its fabulous features click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_Rover_Sport
For more about disc brakes click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_brakes