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Old 12-17-2013, 06:13 PM
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Must different oils in north america and latin america or better driving conditions that would explain the different service schedules.
No, exactly the same oil requirements.
The only difference is the Nth America has the DEF tank.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:54 PM
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Re: Jeep service costs

The main reasons for different makers having different service schedules is mainly due to several factors:
The type of car, their oil capacity (more oil will last longer) and if they are dealing with fleet buyers.
Fleet buyers like to have longer service schedules, as they do not need to pay for 6 monthly services. They also flick their cars after 12-48 months, so any wear is generally not considered with long service windows as the cars are sold.

Personally, I think 15k km is too long for say a turbo car and anyone who owned a XR6 turbo found out the hard way when their turbo oil lines gunked up and caused the turbo bearing to fail. I used to change my oil every 7500km as the oil was in a poor state after even that length of time.
Any quality synthetic oil would last 20k km, but the dealers rarely use the good stuff and would rather have the shorter intervals for the extra revenue.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:12 AM
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Must different oils in north america and latin america or better driving conditions that would explain the different service schedules.
If that was the case, the Mobil ESP1 sold by GL lubricants in Sydney is imported from the US, so I should only have to service my Jeep every 20k as I buy my oil from them.

Somehow, I don't think that is it.
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Re: Jeep service costs

I am convinced that the ONLY reason for the difference in servicing intervals between the US and the export countries is M O N E Y. $ $ $ $ $
The more they service, the more money they get. Also, the money charged for a service is really over the top, considering what they actually do.
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I am convinced that the ONLY reason for the difference in servicing intervals between the US and the export countries is M O N E Y. $ $ $ $ $
The more they service, the more money they get. Also, the money charged for a service is really over the top, considering what they actually do.
Especialy when you see that most of the service guys are not qualified mechanics but apprentices or worse trade assistants.
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Not completely defending your dealers, but you COULD always go borrow some money, build your own dealership, and give service items away for free until your bank takes your dealership and whatever else you put up
as collateral.

The oil filter probably cost less than $5.00 if made in China. Of course someone had to design it, someone had to make all sorts of computer entries to stock and order it, someone has to pay shipping to get it to Oz, someone has to pay for space to store it, someone has to pay to ship it to a dealer, someone at the dealer probably is not working for free to put it where it can be found, etc etc.

If you don't want a $2.00 top up charge, dunno about your prices, but really good windshield fluids are available here for $1.99 and since you like folks working for free, go fill it. If they charge you then, ask them What The Fluid.

I have to remember that one, that was funny; "What The Fluid".
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:15 AM
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Especialy when you see that most of the service guys are not qualified mechanics but apprentices or worse trade assistants.
Are you sure of that? I've often suspected it. The lack of professionalism at dealerships is astounding.
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Are you sure of that? I've often suspected it. The lack of professionalism at dealerships is astounding.
I know it the last time my GC went to the stealer they damaged 2 wheel nuts just trying to get the wheels off, you don't wan to what dame out of my mouth when I found that as they didn't tell me before I picked it up, (you've got to be @&$$&@ @&?!$' &$'in joking)
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Are you sure of that? I've often suspected it. The lack of professionalism at dealerships is astounding.
As sure as i know my back sides points to the ground
I know of some young school leavers used to do the oil changers etc
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As sure as i know my back sides points to the ground
I know of some young school leavers used to do the oil changers etc
Is that even legal? I say that cynically.
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Re: Jeep service costs

If the jeeps are so hard to service (Hourly rate for the experienced service personnel) and a work experienced person preforms an oil change!!!!!

I hope nothing goes wrong boy what a hassle to try to get warranty
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Is that even legal? I say that cynically.
Why would it not be legal? I don't know of any law which would prohibit it

I don't think any dealer has any guarantee any where that guarantees that every person who work on your vehicle is a fully qualified skilled person.
You have to start some where. Changing oil doing basic service is where most start

Many employers employe kids straight from school
Most are hoping to get an apprenticeship but most will no make it past the first year.

Just go to any main stream dealer and they employe quite a few of these young people.
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