Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Vehicle Inspection


For additional information on systems/components that must be checked, refer to the relevant Specification section in the Workshop Manual.

Vehicle inspections may be carried out for various reasons. the following sections provide clarity on specific systems/components that must be checked.

  • Inspect windscreen, door, tailgate and rear quarter glass for damage.
  • Check operation of door locks, hinges, door checks, bonnet catch & fuel flap.
  • Check and top-up coolant level(s) and windscreen washer reservoirs.


  • Brake fluid level should be between MIN and MAX based upon brake pad wear.
  • Only top-up brake fluid level to MAX after new brake pads have been installed.
  • If the brake fluid level is below MIN, visually check for any leaks.

Check brake fluid level.


This inspection is for diesel vehicles fitted with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) only.

Check the DEF level and top-up as required

  • Check condition of accessory drive belt(s).
  • Check battery(s) charge and condition and record voltage.
  • Check expiry date on tire repair system fluid (if fitted).
  • Check tire pressures, condition, tread depth, signs of uneven wear and suitability (including spare).
  • Check security of engine and transmission mounting rubbers.
  • Check visually brakes, coolant, fuel and Dynamic Response (if fitted) hoses, unions, and electrical harnesses for chafing, leaks and corrosion.
  • Check exhaust system for leaks, security and damage.
  • Inspect brake pads for wear, calipers for leaks and discs for condition.
  • Check steering and front and rear axle suspension link fixings, check condition of mounting rubbers.
  • Check condition of all suspension, driveshafts and steering boots and gaiters.
  • Check steering rod ball joint fixings and condition of ball joints, dust covers and EPAS water drain valve (if fitted).



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