Jeep Transmission Warranty
The Jeep Transmission Warranty is backed by Mopar which is directly associated with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. So, you can obtain service at any of their dealerships. You are covered with the Basic Limited Warranty for 3 years/36,000 miles from the date of purchase.
Jeep Powertrain Warranty
The powertrain part of your Jeep warranty will cover the cost of parts and labor needed to repair the Jeep powertrain. Powertrain parts include the engine, transmission and drive system. Additionally, it will cover the cost of towing you to the nearest dealer if the vehicle is unable to be driven. The Jeep Powertrain Warranty covers your Jeeps transmission for 5 years/60,000 miles from the original in service date.
How To Keep Your Transmission Healthy
When you take the steps to take care of your transmission, you will get better performance and a longer lifespan within the transmission system. There are preventative steps that you can take to keep your transmission in the best shape.
Check Your Transmission Fluid Frequently
Transmission fluid is used to operate the clutch system as well as well as provide lubrication and cooling. So, checking your fluid is the easiest way to prevent transmission issues. Being low on transmission fluid will cause issues the longer you leave it at a low level. When checking your fluid you’ll want to look at both the level and color of it. Be sure to remember that not all vehicles use the same kind of transmission fluid, so always check what kind of Transmission Fluid you need.
How To Check Your Transmission Fluid
- First, you want to start your vehicle and let the fluid warm up. It’s best to do it when the fluid is warm so you can get an accurate measure.
- Next, take out and clean the dipstick before placing it in again to do the check. Take it out slowly and look at how high the fluid goes up on the stick. There are lines that will tell you if it is too high or too low on the dipstick.
- Then, take a white rag and clean the dipstick off to look at the color of the transmission fluid. Good fluid will normally be a red/pink color, if it’s gone bad it will be more brown or have contaminants in it.
Let Your Vehicle Warm Up
Warming up your vehicle for just a minute will help the transmission fluid and oil flow through all of the gears to prepare them for driving. If you don’t do this, you can prevent the gears and moving parts from being lubricated so they grind together and cause damage. You especially want to let your vehicle to warm up in colder weather, or your vehicle will have a hard time running and getting the necessary parts in the engine lubricated.
Service Your Transmission Regularly
You want to maintain your transmission as part of your standard maintenance schedule, It’s a good idea to change your transmission fluid every 15,000 miles or once a year. So, a regular yearly change can add years to your transmission and save you money on repairs.
Get An Auxiliary Cooler
Transmissions tend to fail if they get overheated. If it gets hot, the transmission can reach over 300 degrees and start to break down. Having an Auxiliary Cooler can help prevent this, and it’s a good idea if you haul heavy loads or travel frequently.