People buy Jeeps for their good performance and you can see many Jeeps such as Cherokees, Grand Cherokees, and Wranglers that are still in good condition. Jeeps like other vehicles, need regular maintenance and repairs with the right replacement parts to keep the Jeep in tip top condition and extend its lifespan. A well maintained Jeep will retain its retail value, even if you decided to sell it years later.
Like all other vehicle engines, jeep engines too need regular maintenance to perform well.
- The engine oil and filter has to be change regularly, some suggested after every 4,000 miles or so.
- The chassis should also be lubricated as well.
- At every oil change, inspect the belts and hoses underneath the hood and replace whenever necessary.
- Air filter should be checked regularly and cleaned when necessary. Air filter should be replaced regularly if you do a lot of heavy off-road adventures.
- Cooling system flush and refill after every 50,000 miles.
Your Jeep Wrangler tires need regular wheel alignments and balancing. The tires should be checked and filled with the right air pressure before and after any off road adventures. Wheels that are subjected to heavy off road adventures, should be aligned regularly. The drum brakes of Jeeps will have to be cleaned properly after every off road adventures to remove any mud or snow that might have found their way into the brakes and reduce the Jeep’s stopping power.
Even with the regular maintenance and minor repairs, the Jeep will need major repairs every now and then when the need arises, especially if the Jeep has been heavily used on the off road trails. Some of the common maintenance and minor works could be done at home but the major repairs will need the specialists especially when it involves parts like Jeep Wrangler axles, chassis, etc. Major repairs like these need the right parts and tools and they are expensive repair works.
Jeep owners who takes the initiative to clean their Jeep after every off road trails knows the importance of good maintenance and regular cleaning. Every off road trails will gather mud, sand, and dirt that may have settled on the undercarriage of your Jeep. If these are left on your vehicle, corrosion may occur. The accumulation of mud and dirt on your vehicle or wheels will add weight to your vehicle and affect the fuel mileage. Regular washing and waxing is recommended to keep your vehicle looking new and running at its best performance.
Not only the exterior of the Jeep should be kept clean, the interior should also be cleaned of all mud, sand, dirt, and grass, etc. Clean interior will contribute to the comfort of the driver and passengers of the Jeep. Mud, sand, grass, and dirt should be remove from the inside, especially the floor mat should be cleaned and removed of mud cakes, etc.