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Dealer Recommendations for Service Intervals

I recently bought a 2013 Overland (24k) miles and just hit 30k miles. I took it in for oil change and new engine air filter along with requesting inspection of CV joints & transfer case fluid as stated in the maintenance schedule.

Then the service guy suggested a whole heap of other services be done:
Fuel Induction Service - $180
Brake Fluid Service - $95
Power Steering Service - $118
Coolant Service - $156
Front & Rear Differential Service - $243
Transfer Case Service - $110

Is this just a sales pitch like they do at any service place to make more money or are these legit things that I need to do to prevent and take good care of my jeep? I don't want to be smart about this thing, but I don't want to be a sucker and just throw unnecessary funds away (what they are suggesting is like almost $1k!!!)

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Old 09-10-2015, 01:28 PM
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Re: Dealer Recommendations for Service Intervals

There are other similar threads and all indicate the same thing, sales pitch.

I'd say follow the OM and if they are persistent ask them to show you exactly where on the Maintenance schedule from the OM does it state all that is needed/recommended at 30k.

I once had a service advisory tell on my previous vehicle my car took 9 qts of oil and it just didn't stop at 7.5 or so...
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I recently bought a 2013 Overland (24k) miles and just hit 30k miles. I took it in for oil change and new engine air filter along with requesting inspection of CV joints & transfer case fluid as stated in the maintenance schedule.

Then the service guy suggested a whole heap of other services be done:
Fuel Induction Service - $180
Brake Fluid Service - $95
Power Steering Service - $118
Coolant Service - $156
Front & Rear Differential Service - $243
Transfer Case Service - $110

Is this just a sales pitch like they do at any service place to make more money or are these legit things that I need to do to prevent and take good care of my jeep? I don't want to be smart about this thing, but I don't want to be a sucker and just throw unnecessary funds away (what they are suggesting is like almost $1k!!!)
everyone one of those is bullshit at 30k under normal use. under extreme service or extensive towing maybe do differential and transfer case.

under normal use at 30k change your air filter($20) should be done, and cabin filter($15) should have been done at 20k if you have not done it yet.

that dealer is trying to gouge you, leave and don't go back
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Re: Dealer Recommendations for Service Intervals

i have an 08 limited 5.7 and when i took it in for the 30000 mile tune up, i got a call from the service rep and he said it needed a trans flush, radiator flush , transfer case flush, front and rear axel flush. i had left the car the night before and since i had the lifetime powertrain warranty and also i had bought the lifetime bumper to bumper warranty, i wanted to do everything that the owners manual called for. i asked him if the book called for all of those things , he said yes. i asked him that a couple times. the bill was going to be over $1100. and i thought that is awfully expensive every 30000 miles. when i got to the dealer that night i went to my car and got the owners manual out and looked at what it called for. i immediately told him to take the trans bill off and i wanted a new owners manual if mine is wrong! i told him to call Chrysler but they were closed at that time. itold him to mark my receipt that i would get all money back if Chrysler didn't call for it or a new owners manual. 2 weeks later i got a check for $600.00, they already took the trans bill off which was $200. i never saw him there again and i only do what the manual calls for and i also change oil every 3000 miles. it now has 177000 miles on it and i am very happy with it
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Re: Dealer Recommendations for Service Intervals

Similar list of 3 figure services read to me for my MY11. I was surfing the Web in the customer lounge (formerly known as waiting room) and asked the assistant service manager to wait a minute then went to the service schedule in the manual on the Jeep website. I turned my tablet around for him to read. That ended that discussion.
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And then they wonder why we hate to deal with them..

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everyone one of those is bullshit at 30k under normal use. under extreme service or extensive towing maybe do differential and transfer case.

under normal use at 30k change your air filter($20) should be done, and cabin filter($15) should have been done at 20k if you have not done it yet.

that dealer is trying to gouge you, leave and don't go back
One other thing is on the 2013 they do recommend a spark plug change at 30k on the 5.7 but not until 100k on the 3.6.
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One other thing is on the 2013 they do recommend a spark plug change at 30k on the 5.7 but not until 100k on the 3.6.
You are correct. However my dealer tried to tell me that it was also recommended at 30k on the 3.6.
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Re: Dealer Recommendations for Service Intervals

Were his lips moving ? There you are. Not entirely his fault, they are trained to prey on the weak and helpless.

Point to remember is that you can download most owners manuals from Jeep though can be a bit hard to read on a smartphone. Do need a .pdf reader.

Being a bit fanatic I bought the service manual on CD for both my MoPars though whoever came up with the idea of 11,000 files should be chastised properly.

In counterpoint a good dealer is a gem. I have had no problems at all from Central Florida Chrysler Jeep (of course they know that if there is any a lady friend will Have Words with them 8*).
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Re: Dealer Recommendations for Service Intervals

I take my Jeep to a trusted 3rd party full service oil change place instead of the dealer. The place I go tests everything and shows me when something needs to be changed. They will also suggest things that need to be done at certain intervals and explain why.

If I went to the dealer to get my oil changes every 6K it would probably cost me at least $300 per visit.
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