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DIY log book service for new Grand Cherokee.

Good day all.

I am a long term grand Cherokee owner who now bought its forth Grand since year 2000.

I have always serviced my cars myself due to the cost and convenience factor.

Now, with 2015 diesel arriving next week I am looking at the dealer service menu on the website, staring at the $400 price tag for oil change and sure think I can do it myself for less money.

Now, e only thing that worries me is the warranty coverage. Sure I can keep the receipts and fill the log book myself, but what if I have the issue that needs to be taken care by OD under warranty? Will they say that the car was underserviced since I am not a qualified certified mechanic?

How do you deal with this situation?

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Old 06-11-2016, 07:45 PM
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Keep your receipts and your log and youll be fine. I do my own also, the burden is on them to prove service you did is inadequate in some way, they cant just denign you.

Edit: just noticed you were in the export area. What i stated above is US law cant speak for export
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Re: DIY log book service for new Grand Cherokee.

I've always done my own servicing since new.

As long as you always follow service schedule and recommend lubricant specs then you will be fine.

I always used OEM filters and parts in case there ever was an issue, saves a possible 3 way argument between Jeep, you and an aftermarket supplier.

Just keep all receipts and detailed log of work performed.

I have never had an issue with warranty. They would have to prove that something you did caused or contributed to a failure to deny warranty.

As mine was a 2012, the auto requires servicing every 50k. This is the only thing that I would get the dealer to do and it would cost me a $100 more then getting it done by others. Reason I would get them to do this so they would also take the opportunity to sweep through with TSB's, software updates and recalls.


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Re: DIY log book service for new Grand Cherokee.

^^^^what they said plus...

the warranty says "properly maintained as described in the Owner's Manual"....it is illegal for them to require location, brand or even certification to perform this...they can only prescribe specific diagnostics and fixes to problems, ie, the correctness of the work and result.

document everything and if you go more advanced than brake jobs get the Field Service Manual and document your following of those steps and you will have no issues...
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Re: DIY log book service for new Grand Cherokee.

Thanks guys. I am getting my wk2 by the end of the week. Quite a few things to go over and make sure they are up to date. Entertainment software, etc.

I negotiated Laredo wheels to be put on the overland. 18 inch feels a lot more manageable in the long run.

At the meanwhile my current WG kicks ass.

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