Originally Posted by bill_de
I would have opened the hood after it came on the first time to see if it was empty. It wouldn't have taken much more time than complaining about it. I kid you not.
Right, maybe they did fill it and the sensor is broken. That's pretty rare though.
I think of owning a car like this as a "Team Effort". I leave the serious stuff for the dealer. It's not an Audi or MB. It's a Jeep.
I do my own oil. It takes about as much time, maybe less in total, to do it myself. They don't always put their top techs on oil changes. And they don't really worry about which oil they put in. I just drop off the oil at Walmart where I buy it.
I rotate my own tires. I do it when I switch to winter tires. With separate RIMs. I carefully label them. Dealers will often over torque them and if I ever did get a flat on the road I might have a hell of time getting them off.
I also clean the inside of the rims when ever I have them off. Do you think they would bother, of course not. But when the truck is clean it looks nice to see through and see it clean. Also helps keep them in balance in case some muck is stuck on their.
When it has come to real work that needs to be done. Every dealer I've gone to has been fine.
My list of items usually looks something like.
Don't Rotate Tires.
Don't Change Oil.
Don't Wash it.
Fix problem X.
I tend to skip schedule service because most of them are change the oil, rotate tires etc.
A lot of us that are on these car forums naturally tend to be more OCD. In the long run, I have less issues (less stress) doing it this way.
I don't even take the free oil changes. BOTH the Jeep dealer and VW stripped the drain plug on the first free oil change. Again, they don't put their top techs on oil changes.
And for minor issues, I often wait as long as I can. Like squeak. Sometimes they go away. And you don't need to start ripping things apart that could cause more problems.
Like I waited to fix minor hail damage on my hood and the transmission on my Overland had a VERY slight slip on the first acceleration on a cold morning. Problem solved, I traded it
No headaches of them trying to fix it and possibly make it worse. It was not functionally a problem at all even though I knew it wasn't quite right because my prior 2014 Limited didn't do it.
I also didn't like the Shifter TSB that would force it in park when opening the door. Sometimes I will backup the Jeep with the door open when backing up to hitch. If I know I want to move 6", I find it easy to open the door and look at the ground as I backup. Problem solved. I skipped the TSB and then traded it
And I would NEVER let a dealer do tire pressure. Everyone has their own opinion on the correct pressure. It really should sit for a few good hours too when you set them. Maybe they did tires right when you dropped it off (hot). Then they cooled down to below.
Sometimes less is more with dealers. Take some responsibility on keeping your Jeep in shape.