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60K service be prepared

Just had my commander serviced @ dealership they said brake pads had to be replacced 54K on them I can understand that. With oil change and brakes got out of there for under $250.00. When I was getting my vehicle back the service advisor stated that when I come in for my 60K service I will spend no less than 1,000.00 for the service, tune up, coolant change and transmission service

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Holy Crap.

What exactly is a tuneup? I think nowdays it's just new plugs. You have 16, say $2 each, that's $32 + 1hr for a tuneup, Tranny service should be $75ish, they're probably figuring $200 to change the axle fluids... WOW.

At 60k miles, not being under warranty, I'd certainly take it to an independent shop to have them perform the necessary items. No reason to go to the Jeep house for service any more. I'd change plugs myself, in fact I did at 30k.
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do it yourself.

save yourself a pile of cash and go out for a nice dinner!
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You could at least do the oil, plugs, air filter, and coolant change yourself. Save you a lot of money.

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Diff fluid change is just as simple as an oil change. I'd save myself ALL the money, and just do it myself!


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I've said it before -- will say it again. If you don't do your own service the maintenance plans will pay for themselves tenfold. If you do not do your own service BUY THE MAINTENANCE PLAN!

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what would be the difference ...besides price... seems like you could get each part (seperate) cheaper?


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I understand that doing the maintenance myself will save me money, I get that, however I do not like getting grease under my finger nails nor do I want to store necessary iteams to complete the task.
I have a bumper to bumper warranty and I'm affaird that if myself, or if I hire lets say Jiffy lube to take care of my oil and transmission maintenance that would void warranty.
When vehicle had little over 30K on it, the transmition screwed up, the service advisor indicated to me that the only reason they covered repairing transmission was because the insurance service writer had seen where I did necessary maintenance on transmission signed off by a authorized mechanic. So RUBI, I for one drive my commander daily it does not sit in garage until the weekends as my sig displays I have 2006. How many miles does your commader have? I have a little over 54000 miles on it. I purchased 100,000 mile extended warranty on vehicle, why would I jepordize loosing that warranty?

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So RUBI, I for one drive my commander daily it does not sit in garage until the weekends as my sig displays I have 2006. How many miles does your commader have? I have a little over 54000 miles on it. I purchased 100,000 mile extended warranty on vehicle, why would I jepordize loosing that warranty?
I am confused why this question was directed to me?

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Originally Posted by davebbq
what would be the difference ...besides price... seems like you could get each part (seperate) cheaper?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...mZ270209670438


http://www.autotrucktoys.com/jeep_co...its-C7371.aspx
Shouldnt there be some oil in there somewhere in the "maintenance kits" ? Then what would you do?


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