When you get a new Jeep general maintenance should be one of your priorities. Why? Because it will greatly extend the life of your vehicle, delay the need for major repairs, and keep it looking and running great. However, regular maintenance is only as good as the people doing the job. You want to find experienced, certified technicians to work on your vehicle. What are some of the most common routine maintenance activities? Read our short guide to find out:
Keep It Clean
One of the cornerstones of maintenance starts with you keeping your vehicle in good condition, inside and out. Dirt, tree sap, and other road buildup isn’t just unsightly, it can also eventually eat through your paint job and leave rust spots behind. Meanwhile, keeping the inside clean will extend the life of your upholstery and increase comfort and safety.
Change the Air Filter
If you take your jeep out frequently, especially down dirt tracks, your filter will get clogged more frequently than you’re used to. Having a new air filter put in can keep the interior air fresh and allergen-free as well as help the engine work at its best.
Change the Oil
Most models of new jeeps have an oil change sensor that will notify you when it’s time to change it. Otherwise, consult the manual and keep track of this yourself.
Rotate and Rebalance the Tires
Jeeps are designed to travel in rough conditions and they can tolerate a lot. However, this means that the tires require more frequent inspection. Every time you have the oil changed, ask your service center to rotate the tires, too. They may also need to be rebalanced. This can extend the life of your tires as you can balance out wear patterns. The money spent here can really save you in the long run if you’ve invested in specialty off-road tires. Finally, you may periodically need an alignment, especially if you’ve been driving down very rough roads.
While you’re at it, keep an eye on:
- transmission fluid levels
- belt conditions
- battery and cables
- power steering fluid levels
- windshield washer fluid reservoir
- antifreeze levels
- coolant systems
If you notice something’s wrong, contact your service center.
Service Your Jeep at Antwerpen Chrysler Jeep
Our expert technicians know how to take care of your Jeep, whether it’s fresh off the lot or has a few years’ wear and tear under the belt. We can perform a wide variety of services including general repair, cooling system and radiator maintenance, engine diagnostics, tune-ups, and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can also drop by our website and fill out a short info request form.