Originally Posted by raptor5618
The last two models of Jetta had sealed transmissions. No way to check or add fluid. Said it is good for the life of the vehicle. Wonder how long they think that is? I think buying the best oil filter is every bit as important the oil. I do not imagine I will be subjecting mine to very many extreme conditions so I hope they mean what they say.
With towing a 1800 lb. fishing boat, but not close to the max. limit, I do think that Trans fluid/filter, axle, and transfer case do need changing before "life". That fact alone concerns me. Normal car and normal driving for life I can understand.
The same goes as you mentioned. A quality oil filter is important.
Again I don't know if I am willing to go 6 months to a year between oil changes. I have seen how dirty oil can get after only 4 months and 4k.
I'd rather change it 3x a year and be safe.
At least you can see the coolant and if that's looking bad change it. But even that 10/100 for change how does Chrysler avoid corrosion etc. in the cooling system for 10/100?
If Chrysler was going to back the drive train for Life I would agree with them.
That's one of the reasons I picked up a Max care lifetime. I am sure I will have this Jeep for at least 8-9 years so I am covered.
Maybe I'm old fashioned Jeep person, but basic fluid changes are needed.