When shopping for a JL to order in OKC, the quote included an extra $600 for 4 oil changes, tire rotation, wheel locks, & to sweeten the deal, threw in some dealer name floor mats! Helluva Buy! NOT for me!
The reason I put it as "hard core do it yourself" was because it was a simile.Not everyone has to be! But some simple "Basic" responsibility on things like fluids is not being a "hard core" mechanic, it's common sense. And as far as changing oils and fluids, "NOBODY" will ever do mine! I was over seas once and my wife took our Grand Cherokee to a "Jeep" dealer for service and a new rear pan gasket, the following morning, differential oil had leaked/dripped all over our driveway. Seems the plug was forgotten in the rear and a lot of oil puked out all over the bottom of the car. So things happen and lucky I didn't loose a rear! I had a buddy close to do the quick fix and refill the rear.
Go to youtube any type in Jiffy lube/quick lube ripoffs. You'll never go back there again!!!Jiffy Lube changes my oil, fills my tires, tops off my fluids, rotates my tires, checks my brakes (though I’d never let them touch the brakes), cleans my windows, and vacuums my carpets — all within 15 minutes without an appointment. They also know how many quarts the JL takes. Not sure why anyone would go to the dealership unless you’re bored.
In a court of law, if you saved the receipts and logged it in your service manual or have a log book as I do there is "nothing" FCA can do to you providing you followed the manufactures oils grade and other "recommended" items. If that were the case and you "must" take it to a dealer it would be a monopoly and not fair to the consumer. Recalls and warranty items, "Yes"!Changing your oil and doing basic service is not magic but within the warranty period FCA or your dealer could definitely use it against you if some issue arises.
No, just a comment. Oil changes take about 30 minutes and very little effort. No need to worry about missing a sporting event, which is really pretty worthless in the grand scheme of things.Im the guy who can do it all on my Jeep. If I CHOOSE to. When I’m presented with the CHOICE of whether to be with at my sons wrestling meet or changing motor oil....guess which one Im choosing? If ANY business changing my oil fails to check my tire pressure/other fluids = your fired. Never using your worthless, lazy-ass again. Period. Even Wal-mart oil changes include such basics. Any questions?
To those criticizing the op = keep lowering the standards for everyone. Good job. Your parents would be proud.
I'll raise you this. With the JL, I can actually change the oil in 10 minutes. No shop does that anymore unless you are first in line, and to do that, you'll wait more than 10 minutes before they even open. Drain plug, easy. Filter open and out, easy. Open fill cap. Let drain a few minutes. Tighten drain plug (torque wrench), easy. New filter in and tighten the cap, easy. Pour in one 5 quart jug of oil. Replace oil fill cap. Done. As @Rhinebeck01 said. You don't even need to check it, unless you are obsessive about it, like me. I'd bet I can still do that in under 10 minutes.No, just a comment. Oil changes take about 30 minutes and very little effort. No need to worry about missing a sporting event, which is really pretty worthless in the grand scheme of things.
You can teach your kid more by sharing an oil change with them.