Owning a New Jeep
When you buy your first Jeep, here are the top five things you should do. It might be intimidating to be a first-time Jeep owner. Many queries arise, such as, “What modifications should I make to my jeep?” when should I change my engine oil? Why do I not call my Jeep anything else? Where can I go off-road?
I had no clue what I was getting myself into when I bought my 2014 SRT Jeep Grand Cherokee. I had no idea how to begin. Those are questions I have asked myself in the past. You should perform these things as soon as you pull your Jeep out of the box:
Knowing your New Jeep
In my opinion, patience is the most important quality for a new Jeep owner. Make the most of your time, and do not be rushed. It would be best if you got to know your Jeep, your jeep style, and your jeep use. It took me months to fully comprehend my 2014 jeep Grand Cherokee.
1) Preventive Maintenance
The first topic I am going to discuss is preventative maintenance. There are a few essentials that you should always include in your Jeep while going out for a drive, especially if you want to return home. We will begin with the fundamentals. The most important thing is to replace the oil.
I am writing this essay because most Jeep owners do not know they need to change their gear oil or brake fluid flushes. People do not know that they should do that. As a result, we will begin by performing an oil change.
I started researching what one must do, how long it would take to do each task, and how often. Every ten thousand miles or seventy-five hundred miles, they want you to replace the oil. It is a waste of time because you need to change the oil every 5,000 miles or so. When it comes to driving, it does not matter what the dealer tells you. You are placing a lot of strain on your components. Thus, you are expected to perform a lot of maintenance, as I am. The engine, differential, coolant system, or braking system can all cause a vehicle to malfunction. So, if you are putting a lot of stress on certain portions, you need to keep an eye on them. That will save you money in the long run.
These are things you can do at home as well. We will begin with an oil change, as this is not a secret. Every 5,000 kilometers. It is critical to pay attention to the oil’s quality. Any oil filter would do; however, always use authentic company oil for your car. Just make sure, as I mentioned, that you replace it after every 5,000 miles.
2) Checking the Oil
Look at your oil and see if there are any metal particles or water in it. If you do not want to perform the work yourself, take it to a shop and tell them what they need to search for in your Jeep. A little more than flushing the oil into the food is required.
Critical Amount of Oil
Having two quarts of oil in your Jeep is a must, and I usually advocate having more. You never know if you are in a 2020 prison or not, so always keep engine oil on hand.
3) Gear Operation
Gear oil is something else that gets entirely ignored. So, gear oil is nothing special. While I wouldn’t say I like the practice of going madding, I encourage you to continue it. Just check your axles and fluid-like you would if you were submerged. If you do not know how to accomplish anything, leave it to the professionals. What is the point of checking these items if they are not necessary? Oil is essential for the proper operation of gears to maintain oil bearings looped and functioning correctly. The viscosity will be correct at that point. When water, the main filth, enters the oil, it deteriorates it. Which, over time, damages your wheels and axles. It is possible to flush the front and rear axle gears in shops for as little as a few bucks.
4) Making Modifications
Before making any significant adjustments to your new Jeep, be sure you know what it can do. We use Jeep for a wide variety of rides on a variety of terrains. That is if you intend to take it off-road; if, like me, you initially have no such intentions, do not be shocked when the off-road bug eventually strikes you as well.
If you have carpet in your home, then the third thing is floor mats. They are a must-have. Rubberized floor mats are necessary. I prefer those with taller outer walls to confine the nasty. Rubberized material and lips on my rigid ridge floor liners retain the slushy melted snow, the road salt, and the mud in place, making it simple to scoop it out and dispose of it. The Jeep will accumulate salt, dirt, slush, and muck in a week of climbing in and out of the vehicle. That salt might ruin your Jeep’s finish.
Coloring your Jeep
The last step is to decide on the color of your accessories. As soon as you have your Jeep, you will want to customize it to represent your unique personality in the plethora of Jeeps on the road. There are many Jeep accessories available, and if they do not come in the color you choose, you can always paint them yourself.
A must-have for your Jeep, the fifth is a decal. It looks great to do a hand wave in the color of your item. Plus, if you are into naming your Jeep, you can put the name on the side of the hood. Some Jeepers insist that you do not call your Jeep; however, some do it for you. If you choose, you may even use that Jeep-specific windshield decal or sticker.
You will have more time to get to know your Jeep if you first focus on the top five must-dos. Next, you should find out what type of jeep life you want before you start making significant and expensive alterations that you could regret in the future.
Serenity works as a blogger and copywriter who’s working for 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT manufacturers. She loves reading books, listening to music and gardening.