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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: Does my Jeep really need all the recommended maintenance the dealer is saying?



tr83ca, 4.7L V8, Peabody, MA, December 08, 2013, 15:47

When my Grand Cherokee hit the 108,000 mile mark in 2011, I had a whole "recommended maintenance" series completed at a Jeep dealership. This included new spark plugs, front and rear differential service, transfer case service, transmission service, fuel saver service, and coolant flush service.

Skip to today--it's 2013 and and I hit the 133,000 mile mark. I went to another Jeep dealership for an oil change, and they say they see no records of the work I had done in 2011. They say I need almost ALL of the same services done again.

How often should those services really be completed?

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    December 08, 2013, 16:27

    Do not have this done again! Take it to an independent shop for a good check up. The dealer is just selling BS service that you do not need!! "Fuel saver service" is a good example of it. In reality, there is no such thing!!

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    tr83ca, December 13, 2013, 12:11

    Thanks. Yes, I've come to find out that even the Grand Cherokee manual doesn't show Fuel Saver Service on the maintenance schedule, so I realized it was BS (unfortunately a year too late). The manual does show that I'll need a "Front & Rear Differential Service" done soon. Don't know how truly necessary that is. I'll try out an independent shop to see what they say.

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