Hinge and lock check and lubrication (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)

1 Work around the vehicle, and lubricate the bonnet, door and tailgate hinges with a light machine oil.

2 Lightly lubricate the bonnet release mechanism and exposed sections of inner cable with a smear of grease.

3 Check the security and operation of all hinges, latches and locks, adjusting them where required. Where applicable, check the operation of the central locking system.

4 Check the condition and operation of the tailgate struts, renewing them if either is leaking or is no longer able to support the tailgate securely when raised.

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