We have reviewed several of the Jeeps over the years. The Key outcome from all of these reviews is that the Jeep is just as mechanically reliable as any other vehicle, however many owners get stung as they had not budgeted for the cost of repairs and maintenance.
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As an example The Jeep Grand Cherokee is known for oil cooler fault, radiator leaks, water pump leaks and alternator failures. All of this is fairly common for any motor vehicle. The Cost to replace these parts with Genuine Jeep products was astronomical. A genuine Jeep water pump used to exceed the $1k mark.
Additionally aftermarket options within Australia from reputable suppliers that offer warranty on its products were few and far between.
This caused many DIY guys (primarily baby boomers) with nothing else to do with their spare time to troll the web looking for alternatives. The result was workshop receptions were filling up with ageing, entitled men holding a part of unknown quality, shipped form a poorly made ecommerce site based in Bangladesh, asking for mechanic to fit said part and demanding some sort of compensation under their misunderstanding of consumer law when said part failed within eighteen hours of fitment.
This problem needs not occur any more as Jeep has acknowledged that the cost of owning and repairing one of these vehicles was turning some prospects away from the brand.
Jeep has announced the reduction of the prices across a huge range of its most commonly sold parts.
Directly quoted from the Jeep Australia Website
Good news, we’ve reviewed over 17,000 of our highest volume parts, adjusting the price on them so we are more competitive and help reduce the cost of ownership.
We have already seen the reduction in costs and the savings for the consumer are significant.
Of course this won’t stop the “know it all” semi retired hobbits from arguing on a web forum with a qualified technician but it does mean that for the well balanced of us in the world, the ownership of a Jeep in Australia has just reduced considerably.
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Trusting your car to the care of GDL Automotive means you don’t need to change anything in your schedule. You don’t need to take time off work or adjust your normal day to day plans. Your car is picked up from your home or place of work, removing the inconvenience of delivering it to a service centre.
At the end of the day, your car is back where you left it. Everything sorted for you, hassle and stress free. We take care of everything related to your car: servicing, repairs, electrical, tyres, wheel alignments, detailing, registration inspections, blue slip, vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty – in fact, absolutely anything!
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