We’re a top-rated local Land Rover repair services shop in Menlo Park, CA. We serve the San Francisco Peninsula including Atherton, Daly City, Palo Alto, and Belmont. As long-time enthusiasts of Land Rover’s unique fusion of luxury appointments with extraordinary off-road competence delivered in a range of 4x4s and 4×4-derived crossovers, the technicians at M & R Auto intrinsically understand what keeps these complex machines thrillingly capable over countless miles on and, more importantly, off the beaten path. But years of traversing harsh terrain inevitably take a toll on even Land Rover’s robust structures and intricate electronics designed specifically for extreme-duty use cases.

From worn air suspension struts limiting wheel articulation to glitchy traction and stability controls, we tackle the most prevalent issues impacting Discovery, Range Rover, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, and Evoque models every day. Our ASE Master Technicians leverage cutting-edge diagnostic capabilities and strict adherence to factory specifications so your Land Rover retains the spirit of adventure for years beyond the odometer reading.



Brake Replacement

Your car’s braking system is the first line of defense in an impending accident. Driving a car with bad brakes puts the driver and other road users at risk of an accident. On the other hand, ensuring your vehicles have well-functioning brakes can save your life and other road users. Therefore, ensure your brakes are in good condition before driving.

A good braking system is important to a safe journey. At M & R Automotive Repair, we offer brake replacement services needed for the safe operation of the vehicle. We have expert technicians trained to fix your vehicle brakes. So you can be assured that your car is in safe hands.

SMOG Check

We are a STAR certified SMOG check station. If you need a smog check to register your vehicle in California, we can help. Give us a call if you have any questions about getting your vehicle smogged, or click the button below to schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle in.

Common Discovery Inspection Points

As Land Rover’s versatile mid-size SUV, the advanced Discovery combines responsive on-road manners with excellent towing abilities alongside proven mud-plugging prowess for medium-duty overlanding. However, the air suspension, ignition components, and engine seals tend to show effects of off-road use sooner rather than later.

Uneven ride height and ride quality degradation signal damaged air struts and leaking lines needing replacement. Intermittent misfires, surging idle rpm, and rough running point technicians toward worn ignition coils, contaminated fuel filters, and intake leaks as primary suspects. And persistent oil leaks tend to emanate from dried valve cover gaskets and worn oil pan seals. Prioritizing periodic inspections identifies issues early when repairs involve more affordable components rather than complete system overhauls down the road.

Range Rover: Maintaining Flagship Presence

As the marque’s ultimate expression of refined capability since 1970, every component of the stately Range Rover must present flawless functionality and aesthetics from showroom to summit. Unfortunately, electrical gremlins often emerge from glitchy window switches, wonky air suspension height sensors, and computer module faults. Diagnostics pinpoint systemic issues prompting replacement of entire switch panels and control units rather than chasing intermittent connections.

To counter the rubber air spring sleeves degrading prematurely, we thoroughly examine each air strut during regular maintenance intervals to determine if proactive rebuild or replacement makes sense versus reactions to every sporadic leak failure stranding clients roadside. Lastly, worn transmission clutch packs prompt rough cog swaps needing comprehensive inspection and repairs to retain smooth surge momentum synonymous with the flagship’s prestigious reputation.

Nipping Discovery Sport Issues in the Bud

As Land Rover’s most affordable SUV entry blending modern styling, family-friendly accommodations, and better fuel efficiency alongside light trail abilities, the compact Discovery Sport attracts growing urban adventuring families. But even this pragmatic model experiences occasional issues needing timely attention. Automatic transmission troubles lead technicians toward worn fluid and filters from skipped maintenance intervals or internal faults with sensors requiring replacement. Electrical problems can emerge ranging from battery charging glitches to sporadic function of power windows and tailgates needing new actuators. And while the downsized drivetrain proves efficient, it also needs meticulous upkeep to uphold long-term operation past 100k as engine noises creep in over time. Staying current on services minimizes headaches.

Maintaining the Range Rover Sport Legacy

Splitting the difference between the smaller Discovery Sport and full-size Range Rover enables the mid-size Range Rover Sport to deliver eager acceleration from its responsive V8 powertrain alongside athletic handling sharper than one would expect of a tall SUV. However, the suspension and drivetrain bear significant loads when owners fully utilize available performance extremes during enthusiastic driving.

Replacing leaking pneumatic springs and stabilizer bar links showing their age through clunks over uneven pavement retains composed handling and comfort expected from the Range Rover nameplate. Ignition faults under acceleration or at altitude point toward worn spark plugs, tired fuel injectors, or turbo boost sensor issues. And delayed cog swaps accompanied by judders prompt thorough transmission inspection and fluid flushes to determine if sensor recalibration or internal repairs become necessary to keep gears properly meshing. Staying vigilant about drivability keeps the Sport feeling spry longer.

Coddling the Compact Evoque Crossover

As the smallest Range Rover offshoot, the Evoque aims to infuse Range Rover styling and cachet into a tighter upscale crossover package catering to young urban professionals. Achieving this mission sees electronic glitches emerge ranging from charging system faults to wireless connectivity and rearview camera gremlins. Electrical diagnostics track down faulty components for repair or replacement to retain functionality buyers expect. Though diminished in outright off-road talent, suspension knocks and interior trim issues still arise from daily use. Catching these problems early retains quality ownership experiences through detailed inspections and minor repairs.

With over 50 collective years turning wrenches on Land Rovers, our technicians have truly seen it all and tackle issues ranging from pesky electrical gremlins to robust suspension repairs time and again across Discovery, Range Rover, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, and Evoque models alike.

Rather than trust your prized Land Rover to basic shops lacking advanced capabilities and resources, rely on M & R Auto’s half-century of experience specializing in these unique vehicles.