How to Keep Your Jeep Wrangler (TJ Canada) Away from the Repair Shop
The Jeep Wrangler (TJ Canada) is a successor to the famous World War II Jeep and remains to be popular today. This updated Wrangler that followed the YJ featured the same coil-spring suspension and engine used in the Grand Cherokee. But what made this SUV famous and acclaimed by critics and enthusiasts alike are its great handling and style. Despite ending production in 2006, this vehicle continues to hold a place in the hearts of 90's kids who always wanted one in high school. If you're one of these people and managed to own a Jeep Wrangler (TJ Canada) for nostalgia's sake, then you better take care of it well.
- Keep the engine and transmission lubricated.
Your Jeep Wrangler TJ's engine and transmission make up 60% of what gets your vehicle running, so if you neglect them you'll be facing a lot of problems that will only result in expensive repairs. The good news is, it's easy to look after these components, and the most basic tasks include inspecting and changing the engine oil and the transmission fluid. Change your engine oil at the interval recommended on your owner's manual that matches your vehicle's operating conditions and your driving habits. Meanwhile, the transmission fluid needs to be changed every 30,000 miles, but you must inspect it more often to make sure that it's level and not contaminated.
- Make sure the tires are properly inflated, aligned, and regularly rotated.
The tires of your Jeep Wrangler (TJ Canada) are your engine's legs. Without them, the engine and transmission won't have anything to control in order to get your vehicle moving. And if you don't give them proper care, they will wear down at a faster rate, which will not only make you spend more money but also compromise your safety on the road. Check the pressure of all your tires, including the spare, once a month and before making a long trip. Even if you don't notice any damage on them, tires can still lose up to 1 pound per square inch (psi) each month, but this can be accelerated by air leaks because of accidental puncture and more. Meanwhile, you should get your tires aligned every 4,000 miles and your tires rotated every 6,000 miles.
- Ensure the headlights' effectivity through proper maintenance.
Your TJ's headlights are your guide when you drive at night and in low visibility conditions, which is why you always need to make sure they are working properly. On a regular basis, check your headlights by turning them on then walking around the front of your vehicle to see that both bulbs are indeed on. You should also make sure that they are beaming straight ahead like they're supposed to by beaming your lights at the garage door or a flat wall to inspect the lights' direction. It is also important to keep the headlight lenses clean. When dirt and debris accumulate on the surface, it can lead lenses to turn yellow with age, which lessens the quality of light coming out.