Originally Posted by bill_de
The service manager's performance isn't based on how many cars they sell, only what he puts in the till. My salesman said that he always fights with the service manager for telling people they need to change their oil every 3,000 miles. It's like two different businesses under one roof ... kinda sad.
Dunno about your area, but express lane oil changes are often free for the first few, as a sales courtesy. Even if not, they are typically the same as or cheaper than Jiffy Lube, etc.
And the Owners Manual [free download from jeep.com plus free hardcopy if you are the original owner] notes at every oil change.
- Change oil and filter. You can buy full synth changes in groups for about 40 a change... that includes the rest of these items from the OM.
- rotate the tires [some dealers also check alignment here]
- inspect battery, clean terminals, tighten as required
- If dipsticked, inspect auto transmission fluid [n/a with ZF's]
- Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses, parking brake
- Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses [some will pressure test for free if asked]
- Inspect exhaust
- Inspect air cleaner if used in dusty or off road
OK, so it doesn't include front/rear differential fluids, but that is a 20K 2 year inspection only, change only for towing, off road, etc. Some dealers do recommend changing the fluids at about 60K, others 120K if there is mixed duty.