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Old 02-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Oil change and Maintenance

Hi so at the moment i have a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. I love my JK and eventually want to get it on some trails. But for now its a daily driver.My question is where is the best place to take it for regular maintenance. I'm from Los Angeles. I've taking it to a dealership in Alhambra but i wasn't really satisfied with them.

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I go to my dealer In my town for all my service. They send me coupons for oil changes. Luckily there are a lot of jeep dealers so if you don't like one, just drive to another

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Jeeps are special critters. It is always best to go to the dealers because they have the trained techs and the service bulletins and know what to look for. I would check with other local Jeepers if you can to see who the best dealers in the LA area are. I used to take my cars (before I got a Jeep) to oil change places but the dealers have now gotten much more competitive. And they check the Jeep over.
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And they check the car over.
I think another kitten just died.
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I think another kitten just died.
Ooops. Thankfully cats have nine lives and this site has an edit capability. Thanks for catching my faux paw . Jeeps are NOT cars. Jeeps are NOT cars. Jeeps are.......
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A good private family owned shop, which can include a reputable dealer, if you prefer not doing your own maintenance. Stay away from quick lube or chain shops. Too many problems with inexperienced employees. Plus, they always try to upsell services that aren't needed.
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I change my own engine oil and filter, but when it is time for the diffs, transfer case and auto trans oil and filter, I use only a experienced jeep Dealer. It is worth the extra expense, just knowing that you are receiving quality work and the proper fluids for your money spent!
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I change my own engine oil and filter, but when it is time for the diffs, transfer case and auto trans oil and filter, I use only a experienced jeep Dealer. It is worth the extra expense, just knowing that you are receiving quality work and the proper fluids for your money spent!
Quality work per dealership is not consistent
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Jeeps are special critters. It is always best to go to the dealers because they have the trained techs and the service bulletins and know what to look for. I would check with other local Jeepers if you can to see who the best dealers in the LA area are. I used to take my cars (before I got a Jeep) to oil change places but the dealers have now gotten much more competitive. And they check the Jeep over.
I lol'd at this post, personally I would never bring my jeep to the dealer for anything. They are incompetent, rude, and in no way looking to help a customer (at least that's how they are here in ny)
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I lol'd at this post, personally I would never bring my jeep to the dealer for anything. They are incompetent, rude, and in no way looking to help a customer (at least that's how they are here in ny)
That's too bad. My experience has been the exact opposite at two different Jeep dealers in my area. In one instance I had an electrical problem that turned out to be caused by a mod I installed improperly. They found the problem and did not charge me!

I recognize that dealers do vary in quality and service. But I found two great ones and I am sure that others can do so as well.
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The best place to take it for service is your driveway.
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The best place to take it for service is your driveway.
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Never going back to the dealer again, man I swear they are all so incompetent. I wont bother with the ridiculousness I got from the dealer I purchased from, but in the end I had to find a new dealer for a warranty item. I also needed the tires rotated (which I can't do myself) so I figured I'd have em do the oil for the heck of it while it was up on the lift even though I usually do my own. When I dropped it off I explained that if they didn't use a piece of cardboard or something they'd end up with oil all over the top of my skids & I wouldn't be happy cuz it would drip all over my garage. She looked at me like I was some kind of ass trying to tell them how to do an oil change. Well now I have oil all over the top of my skids & dripping in my garage...grrrr. Never again.

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