Land Rover Reborn: Series 1

The Series 1 is where Land Rover got started. From there Land Rover has expanded and created the incredible vehicle line-up we at Land Rover Frisco are privileged to share. In recent years, Land Rover has been working to revitalize their rich heritage and restore original Land Rovers. In 2015, this particular Land Rover Series 1 came to Land Rover’s facility in Solihull and Land Rover Reborn emerged.

Michael Bishop from Land Rover Classic and Adam Bewley, a presenter, rode along together as this Series 1 went through a test drive.

“Series 1 is a term that was given to the vehicle in 1958 when the Series 2 came out,” Michael Bishop said. “All the vehicles previous to that Series 2 model became the Series 1, and you had a mix of products.”

“When it arrived it was actually a multitude of colors. It was originally bronze green,” Bishop said. “She spent all her life in the Outback. It was assembled in Australia originally, in 1950 on this massive estate, 25,000 hectares, so she was a little bit sunburn, a little bit beaten, a little bit worn out, but she came back to Solihull and went through the process of being restored.”

Bishop spoke about benefitting from Land Rover’s archives and engineering drawings from the original Land Rovers as they worked to restore this Series 1, “We can look at the vehicle, access what needs to be done to it, and decide whether that part needs to be restored or replaced. That’s the same with all of the Reborn vehicles.”

The Series 1 weighs 1,200 kilograms and has a 1.6 liter petrol engine with 55 horsepower. Since the vehicle is so lightweight, the engine puts out plenty of power to get it around.

“The seats are green vinyl, and that’s exactly what the specification was in the day. We kept the original key which is a replacement key from Newman’s Hardware in Townsville in Queensland, so it’s a little bit of authenticity there.”

We are proud to come from such an incredible background of Land Rovers. If you are interested in learning more about Land Rover, contact us at Land Rover Frisco today!

Land Rover Frisco
5935 Preston Road FriscoTX75034 USA 
 • 972-370-2345

Land Rover Experience Kyalami

Located in the heart of Sandton, South Africa, Kyalami boasts steep slippery inclines, ruts, open ground and deep water, and articulation tracks for you to test! If you love to travel and enjoy new cultures and scenery, or you are an adrenaline junkie looking for your next adventure, sign up for Land Rover Experience Kyalmani!

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By participating in their training courses you will be trained by experts. Every one of Land Rover Experience Kyalami’s experts are highly experienced and trained to make sure you get the best out of your Land Rover. They offer courses ranging from First Aid and Skid Control to Recovery Techniques, in addition to their thrilling driving courses.

Come by yourself, or bring your team! Land Rover Experience Kyalami offers team building events and convoy-based driving adventures. Their expert planning team can even customize your visit just for you. If you prefer to add in some Go-karting or paintball, they can do that too!

The Half Day Off-Road Introductory Course is great to introduce you to 4×4 driving. They start with a quick 45-minute theory lesson that will go over standard vehicle setup and how to handle your vehicle when you take a trip off-road.

After the theory lesson you will work with an instructor during a 3-hour practical drive. This drive includes hill ascents, hill descents, traversing a side slope, driving through ditches and rutted tracks, deep water wading, and discussion of all major road surfaces. All of this while enjoying the ambiance Kyalami is offering.

After the half day course, you are ready for the Full Day Course! This course lasts 7 hours and focuses on using the Land Rover’s different drivetrains and driving techniques.

South Africa boasts landscapes you cannot imagine anywhere else. You may need training so you can embark an amazing South African expedition, or just want to steady your off road driving. Land Rover Experience Kyalami wants to serve you.

Land Rover Frisco – Lending a Helping Hand

new, pre-owned luxury SUV dealer, Land Rover Frisco, Frisco, Texas Land Rover Frisco in Frisco, Texas was extremely proud and honored to be able to participate in this year’s Dining Out in Dallas, Battle of The Chef’s 2013, which was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on April 10th.

There were over a dozen chefs from Dallas’ finest restaurants, and those who attended had the opportunity to sample and vote for their favorite dish of the night to help determine who would be crowned chef of the year!

Dining out in Dallas was first held in 1995 and has grown to become the signature fundraising event for the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation.  Dining Out in Dallas has raised more than $1,200,000 for patient programs and research projects.   

At Land Rover Frisco in Frisco, Texas, we not only take pride in our vehicles and outstanding customer service, but we also take pride in giving back to the community and helping those in need whenever possible.   For information on next year’s Dining Out in Dallas feel free to call us at 972-370-2345. 

Tuning Up Your Land Rover

tune up, Land Rover, Range Rover dealer, Land Rover Frisco, Frisco TexasHaving your Land Rover taken for regular tune-ups can prevent major mechanical issues for you later on down the road.  A tune-up mainly consists of the servicing or replacement of several parts throughout your car.  Here at Land Rover Frisco in Frisco, Texas, our highly trained service professionals are here to make sure your car always runs with maximum efficiency and reliability.

  The most common components that are tested and/or replaced during a tune-up include:

  • Oil, fuel and transmission filters, spark plugs, vacuum and coolant hoses, engine belts, oxygen sensors, PCV valves, car battery, temperature sensors, and the distributor cap and rotor.  

 Our service team here at Land Rover Frisco in Frisco, Texas , recommends that you bring your car in to see us if you notice any of the following issues:

  • You feel the engine vibrating or you stall out while driving or idle
  • You notice a sudden decrease in gas mileage
  • You feel any kind of loss in power or acceleration
  • You feel vibrations or knocking sounds while driving
  • The check engine light comes on after you start your car and remains on while driving
  • You notice unfamiliar smells coming from the engine, such as exposed oil or burnt rubber.  

 Usually a tune up is done every 2 years or 30,000 miles, but depending on the make and model of your car and how new or old it is, you may need one more or less frequently so check your owner’s manual or give our service department a call here at Land Rover Frisco in Frisco, Texas.   We look forward to servicing you car soon and while you are here, be sure to check out our showroom of new 2013 Land Rovers  and Range Rovers, or visit us online to view our current inventory 

Importance of proper tire pressure

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under-inflated tires are the leading cause of tire failure, which accounts for 660 fatalities and 33,000 injuries each year. With many drivers planning road trips for the fast approaching holidays, Land Rover Frisco would like to remind travelers to follow a three-point checklist to help maintain optimal safety on the road and help the environment by increasing fuel efficiency on the way!

Checking Tire Pressure
Before any long trip and once a month, properly check the pressure of each tire with a tire gauge. Under-inflated tires will make your tire wear unevenly and negatively impact performance. In addition, keeping your tire pressure at the recommended level can boost fuel efficiency by one mile per gallon. The car maker’s recommended tire pressure can be found in several places, including near the driver’s door jam, on the glove compartment door or in the owner’s manual. Do not inflate tires to the maximum pressure molded onto the tire’s sidewall.

Schedule Tire Rotation and Suspension Alignment
Have your car’s suspension re-aligned when you buy new tires, especially if you notice uneven wear or if it’s been more than 10,000 miles since your last alignment. Also ask your tire dealer to rotate your tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Regular rotation extends the life of your tires which is better for the environment, makes your vehicle safer and lowers overall tire maintenance costs.

Tips for Fuel Saving and Tires

With the large number of road trips taken each year and the average price of gas at reaching $4.00 per gallon, manufacturer associations and motorist safety groups are encouraging drivers to pay more attention to an often-abused part of their vehicles – the tires.

Safety
About one in every three cars has a significantly under inflated tire, and 660 fatalities and 33,000 injuries occur every year as a result of low tire pressure-related crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). At the same time, the AAA says it receives about 4 million roadside assistance calls each year due to tire-related incidents.

Land Rover Frisco recommends that you check your tires for worn-down treads that, while functioning effectively in dry weather, can lead to dangerous hydroplaning when wet.

Save Fuel
With today’s price of gasoline, increasing fuel efficiency is another good reason to pamper your rims. The most important thing that you can do to save fuel is to frequently check tire pressure. It’s really all about maintaining air pressure – that’s how you get the best wear, fuel economy and performance out of your tires. The U.S. Department of Energy, estimates that you can improve your gas mileage by about 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. For every pound per square inch that all four of a vehicle’s tires are under-inflated, a driver’s gas mileage is lowered by 0.4 percent. Some 3.56 million gallons of gas are wasted each day because of incorrectly-inflated tires, according to the DOE.

Keep checking that tire pressure to be safer on the highway and get the best gas mileage for your dollar.

Land Rover Frisco has plenty of customer service members at their dealership in Frisco, Texas to help answer any additional questions you may have.  Call, click, or come by Land Rover Frisco located at 5935 Preston Road today!