The pride you take in your vehicle is what separates Jeep drivers from owners of other 4×4 vehicles or SUV’s. As with anything you take pride in, it is important to maintain your Jeep in good order, both cosmetically and mechanically. Knowing what, when and how the Jeep is serviced will give you the peace of mind and reliability you have come to expect from your favorite vehicle. Read on for tips on Jeep Service & Repair.
Typical Jeep Repair
All vehicles require servicing and repairs. Recognizing some of the most common problems with your model of Jeep will help you to address the issue before the problem develops into something more costly. Below is a list of the top 10 most common problems for Jeep models.
- Jeep Liberty- power window motor may fail
- Jeep Wrangler- water may leak from a pillar in the side doors
- Jeep Grand Cherokee- temperature blend/recirculation doors may fail and cause a/c problems
- Jeep Grand Cherokee- power window motor may fail
- Jeep Commander- water leak from sunroof drain tube
- Jeep Liberty- check engine light/misfire due to intake valve locks
- Jeep Liberty- the sky slider sunroof may not open
- Jeep Commander- ticking type noise from exhaust manifold area
- Jeep Grand Cherokee- brake pulsations due to warped front brake rotors
- Jeep Commander- delayed transmission engagement
Required Jeep Service
The Jeep manual recommends the following monthly service checks for all models to ensure the smooth running of the vehicle.
- Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage
- Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals as required
- Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder, and transmission, and add as needed
- Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct operation
After each usage of the vehicle off-road, the underside of the vehicle should be thoroughly inspected. The manual also recommends the following courses of action to be taken with each oil change.
- Change the engine oil filter
- Inspect the exhaust system
- Inspect brake hoses
- Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps
- Rotate the tires at each oil change interval after approximately 6,000 miles (10,000 km)
- Examine threaded fasteners for looseness
For drivers who operate their vehicle under any of the conditions below, Jeep service recommendations are that you change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 km) or 3 months, whichever comes first, and follow the maintenance recommendations in the previous list.
- Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C)
- Stop and go driving
- Excessive engine idling
- Driving in dusty conditions
- Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km)
- More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C)
- Trailer towing
- Taxi, police, or commercial delivery service
- Off-road or desert driving
- If equipped for and operated with E-85 (ethanol) fuel
Find a Certified Jeep Mechanic
When it comes to looking after your Jeep, you need to know that the people working on your vehicle are properly trained and understand the common problems of your vehicle. The ASE is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, and if you are looking for someone to service your vehicle, this should be one of the first things in your search. Finding a Master ASE certified Jeep repair shop will ensure your vehicle is properly cared for, and could save you a lot in misdiagnosed problems or oversights. We service all models of Jeep including:
CJ-V35U, M715, FC-150, FC-160, FC-170, M676, M677, M678, M679, FJ-3, FJ-3A, FJ-6, FJ-6ª, FJ-8, FJ-9, C-101, C-104, the Jeep CJ Series, Jeep DJ Series, Jeep SJ Series, Jeep Cherokee(XJ) Series, Jeep Comanche Series, Jeep Wrangler Series, ZJ, WJ, and WK models (Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer), XK models (Jeep Commander), KJ models (Jeep Liberty), Jeep Renegade (BU), Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Cherokee (KL) and even the new full size SUV Jeep Wagoneer.
Whether you bought your Jeep new from the dealer or used from a friend, you bought into the concept of Jeep ownership: “I live. I ride. I am Jeep”. Owning a Jeep is as much a representation of who you are and what you do as it is a tool to help you achieve what you do. Properly maintaining your Jeep is an integral part of getting the most out of your vehicle. To learn more about our Jeep service and repair offers click here.