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Oil change after first 500 miles, then another at 1000 miles. Then follow maintenance schedule. 1 1.28%
Oil change at 1000 miles. Then follow maintenance schedule. 22 28.21%
Oil change between the first 3000 - 5000 miles. Then follow maintenance schedule. 32 41.03%
Follow the maintenane schedule and forget about 'break-in period' oil changes. 23 29.49%
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:15 PM
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Re: First Oil Change...When do you do it?

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My only concern would be a possible warranty issue if they looked into the records if there was a problem and there was no records of regular oil changes...a bit of a grey area that we don't want to be in.
I keep a written record of all changes along with receipts from the oil purchase. So I would hope that is an acceptable record but I hear ya they may try to find any excuse.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:22 PM
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I keep a written record of all changes along with receipts from the oil purchase. So I would hope that is an acceptable record but I hear ya they may try to find any excuse.
Keeping your own records and proof of purchases for oil and filters is perfectly acceptable.
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Keeping your own records of oil bought doesn't mean the maintenance was done to their specs. Still a very grey area and not one to get comfy with. An older car doesn't really matter because it's probably off warranty anyway so you can maintain it however you wish..a brand new car and troubles arise within the engine or seals or during the warranty period or something gets stripped while you're attaching it???? Tread lightly..no
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Re: First Oil Change...When do you do it?

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Keeping your own records and proof of purchases for oil and filters is perfectly acceptable.
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I didn't check the warranty on the Jeep since I won't be doing my own. In the past I have read in both Ford and GM manuals that keeping receipts was acceptable proof.
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I didn't check the warranty on the Jeep since I won't be doing my own. In the past I have read in both Ford and GM manuals that keeping receipts was acceptable proof.
I have been involved in discussions for an engine failure claim (GM number of years back). Customer did all his own service but was able to provide years of good documented parts he used. Engine is always the tattle tail though. Engine failures of poorly maintained vehicles show it. On inspection the engine was well maintained and they got a replacement full warranty.

It is illegal to force someone to do their maintenance in a specific place, it just needs to be maintained. I prefer dealer service but I respect people who do their own!
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Re: First Oil Change...When do you do it?

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Keeping your own records of oil bought doesn't mean the maintenance was done to their specs. Still a very grey area and not one to get comfy with. An older car doesn't really matter because it's probably off warranty anyway so you can maintain it however you wish..a brand new car and troubles arise within the engine or seals or during the warranty period or something gets stripped while you're attaching it???? Tread lightly..no
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"maintenance done to their specs"

Heck the "dealers" can't even do oil changes to "specs". Plenty of reports right here on JG of dealers installing the wrong oil and/or filters for the application. Gives you a lot confidence in dealer service depts. doesn't it!!!!!!
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I understand what you're saying not everyone wearin a shirt in the service department knows what they're doin but I was speaking more on the aspect of having work done and in the Chrysler computer so that it can be tracked if they're any issues.
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I understand what you're saying not everyone wearin a shirt in the service department knows what they're doin but I was speaking more on the aspect of having work done and in the Chrysler computer so that it can be tracked if they're any issues.
That kind of concern is the only thing that keeps many people going back to the dealer for an oil change. There's nothing wrong with going to the dealer as opposed to any other oil change place, but you shouldn't be scared into it.


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Re: First Oil Change...When do you do it?

I am probably more "Pro-Dealer" than anyone here because it is part of my business... However, I agree with Bill, no one should allow fear to be part of the decision making process. I also can say there are lots of guys who do their own maintence that do an amazing job and there are some who do their own and don't do what they should be doing.
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Re: First Oil Change...When do you do it?

I used to do all of my own maintenance when I was a young buck, but I've been a strictly dealer guy for years now. I've been lucky to have a great dealer service experience, and that really is important. I also like that all of my service records are in their data base. I've always gone by the owner's manual, and maybe it's just luck, but I've had very few problems with my vehicles for decades now.
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I've been lucky to have a great dealer service experience, and that really is important. I also like that all of my service records are in their data base. I've always gone by the owner's manual, and maybe it's just luck, but I've had very few problems with my vehicles for decades now.
These two items are usually connected, but you knew that

Maybe when the UConnect stuff settles down I will start some "how to deal with your dealer" stuff for people who have those issues.

Anyway, proof the mythical "good dealer" exists and the EcoDiesel still doesn't
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