Paint Scratch Repair to Land Rover

Paint Scratch Repair to Wheel Arch

Was called out to repair a beast of a silver Land Rover Discovery recently. It had unfortunately picked up a scratch in a supermarket car park. These things happen all too often unfortunately.

We provided a quote over the phone then went down to repair the vehicle. The wheel arch and bumper were rubbed down. Then we resprayed them to the manufacturers recommended paint colour. In two hours it looked good as new. See below for the before and after shots:

Paint scuff on wheel arch of Range Rover

Paint scuff repair range rover

So apart from looking damn fine, what else is there to know about this car?

The Land Rover Discovery first went into production over 25 years ago now. It provided a more comfortable and spacious alternative to the Defender. The defender being an altogether more agricultural vehicle. This particular car is a Land Rover Discovery 4. First produced in 2009, it has a high quality interior and off road ability far superior to many of its competition. The one fly in the ointment was a high price and on road manners not as good as many of its peers.

More about the LandRover Discovery 4

So what did the motoring trader say when it was released? Honest John says the Discovery has won numerous caravan “towing car of the year” awards. Surprisingly for a Land Rover it was also voted quite a reliable car, coming third in 2011 Which? customer satisfaction survey.

Despite this there have been numerous problems with diesel engines, in particular with the turbos. With regards to the driving we’ll let Honest John have the last word:

Obviously at 6’ 2” it isn’t going to handle like a Lotus Elise. But neither does it handle like a lorry, or a traditional vague and wallowy big SUV. It’s very nicely controllable, amiable, comfortable, with very little road noise from those excellent Scorpion tyres. You do get a bit of wind noise, but that’s inevitable. The steering is particularly satisfying.

Inside it’s as posh as you want it to be according to the trim level you order. The old command shift gearlever is replaced by a Jaguar like rotary knob.