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Old 02-17-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Don't Drive My Jeep That much

So I bought my jeep a couple of months ago and I bought it just for a toy. My question is, what do I need to do to keep it in good shape? I do try to drive it on the weekends and when the weather is nice during the week but I may go a week or two without it moving. Is this enough to keep the battery healthy and fluids ok?

How long will synthetic oil last? I was planning on changing it every 4K miles but what if I don't drive 4K miles in say 4 months or more?


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Old 02-17-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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My jeep is a weekend driver and I change my oil three times a year regardless of the mileage , i put around 4k on it a year

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #3

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Same here, weekends, and our tow vehicle. Drive my wife's wrangler around a lot though.
Nothing to it but to do it.

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Bought mine in October and put 300miles on it. The battery has gone dead a few times. As soon as the winter is over my wife will probably drive it some. It's hard to beat driving a company truck to taxi my kids.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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Mine lives in the garage for the most part. Nice days or weekends I'll take it out, as well as the camping wheeling trips. Drove it to the store today. First time it moved in 3 weeks. I change the fluids when they need to, grease zirks and check bolts for tightness before every wheeling trip. I have never had a problem. It is an 04 with 40,000 miles on it. Was a daily driver for it's first 3 years of life.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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Seems like a therapy session. Reminds of people who buy motorcycles and then let it sit there. I still haven't found the jeep I want but have test driven a few. I must admit getting behind a 10 year old jeep with a 4 is rough after driving a new Dakota with a butter smooth V8. Still, I could see myself driving it to work on nice days after I have stripped it naked.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #7
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Mine will average 3000 miles a year, so I change oil with inspection sticker. Driving it is better than a six pack on Friday after work.

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