Throughout our dealings with the Jeep product we have come across two common issues that seem to arise surrounding the Jeep power steering system and the fluid that is used in them. To date we have only experienced these two hurdles on the Grand Cherokee however we do know that the fluid in question is compatible across several Jeep models.
The first issue is the fluid level. Several customers have either called or popped into our workshops to express concern over the fluid level in the Jeeps power steering system after it has recently been serviced elsewhere. Many prospects reporting that the dealer informed them that the level needs to remain below the minimum mark. This is total bollocks. What is more likely is back peddling after a service was carried out and fluids not checked or topped up. Jeep spent millions of dollars developing this vehicle and a significant chunk of that cash was spent on the power steering system, its electric pump and the specific fluid that it needs. There is no way they just happened to accidentally get the minimum and maximum marks on the reservoir incorrect. Keep your fluid between the minimum and maximum marks at all times and any one who says otherwise needs a good forehead slap.
This brings us to our next issue, the fluid required. In the grand Cherokee only two fluids are suitable. The genuine Jeep product or the Penrrite LDAS (its a black bottle with pink lettering) Nothing else will work. ATF Dextron or any other fluid will damage the power steering system and could cost you an electric pump. Which I can assure you is not cheap. Only top the system up with one of these two fluids.
GDL Automotive Services is a Northern Beaches based mechanical repair workshop with a decade of experience with the brand.
Our team of technicians have a range of experience from Audi, Volvo, Land Rover and even one of our techs came from the Local Jeep dealership that is now rumoured t be closing down. There is nothing the dealership was doing for you that we can not. It will not void your warranty, it will be a fraction of the cost and you will experience some decent customer service. Get your Jeep serviced with GDL Automotive Services
Are you looking for a Jeep specialist on the Northern Beaches or Sydneys North Shore?
If you click on the link below you will be taken to our blog archive for the Jeep which covers many of the common issues and problems. Click here
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!
Book your Jeep for a service now
Northern beaches 99795933
North Shore 99872818
or you can book online by clicking here