No matter how tough, dependable or resilient a vehicle is, it still needs to be cared for and maintained to keep it operating efficiently. To avoid breakdowns, faults or poor performance, your Jeep has to be regularly serviced. Good maintenance is the key to keeping your Jeep running smoothly, no matter how hard you push it. Whether you're strictly a tarmac urban adventurer or challenge yourself and your Jeep on the mighty dunes of the Empty Quarter, here are some tips for keeping your Jeep performing at its best.
1. Never miss a service
Every six to 12 months, you should be booking your Jeep for a service. To make sure your vehicle is being properly serviced, it’s important to take it to a dealership or Service Center that specializes in your particular brand. Not only will their technicians be familiar with your vehicle, but they have been specifically trained by Jeep to work on these vehicles. They’ll also have the correct diagnostic equipment and a specialist infrastructure to service and maintain 4x4 vehicles.
If you want to know the exact maintenance schedule for your vehicle, you can find out more information and download the relevant Jeep Service Schedule pdf file here.
2. Carry out weekly checks at home
Elements of your Jeep 4x4 maintenance can be done at home. The condition of your tires, battery and fluid levels should all be checked weekly, or before you head out for an off-road adventure. Check that the tires are in good condition (including that all-important spare) and, if you are heading off-road, have an air pump onboard to reinflate your tires when you get back onto a tarmac road surface. Ensure oil and coolant fluid levels are topped up – and don't forget about the windscreen wiper fluid, too.
3. Expect the unexpected – cover all your bases with a Mopar® Smart Care Plan
While regular interim and major services will keep your Jeep in good condition, sometimes the unexpected happens. A Mopar® Smart Care Plan helps ‘fill in the gaps’ with a two-year package specially designed to care for 4x4 Jeeps.
The Smart Care Plan includes a multi-point safety inspection carried out by trained technicians. As well as valeting the vehicle inside and out and dealing with any scuffs, scratches or chips, they also carry out a full AC clean and top-up, a nitrogen tire refill, and an ozone interior sterilization. For a monthly payment, the Smart Care Plan gives you extra peace of mind.
Why stick to a maintenance schedule?
The obvious answer is to avoid a minor issue turning into a major problem. By ensuring you have your 4x4 vehicle regularly serviced and maintained you can prevent more costly repairs and more substantial damage to your vehicle.
A car's 'provenance' is also important if you decide to sell your Jeep in the UAE. Having a full service history and demonstrating that you have stuck to the maintenance schedule reassures a potential buyer that your vehicle has been properly looked after. That, in turn, can have a positive effect on its resale value.
There's also one more big reason to stick to a maintenance schedule – peace of mind. When you're staring at the base of one of the Empty Quarter's mighty dunes, and the only way is up, you want to know that your Jeep is going to get to the top without any issues.
If you’d like to know more about Mopar® Smart Care Plans or need to book your Jeep for an interim or major service, contact Jeep UAE today and talk to one of our team.