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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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2012 Jeep Liberty Tips/Advice.

Hello Everyone,

First time Jeep owner here and also my first new car purchase.

I'm currently driving a 2012 RWD 4dr Sport model. Basically this car right here (CLICK LINK HERE).

I've never owned a new car and I've never owned a Jeep. So far I absolutely love my car.

Can you guys offer insight on things like:
  • What engine issues to watch out for.
  • What good practices to have when maintaining the engine
  • Any websites or books to learn more about Jeep care and upkeep
  • Any friendly advice on the car

Since this car is my baby, I want to make sure I am doing everything to keep it in good shape. If it's a story about what to watch out for, or just a tale about how good the car is, I would love you to post it here and share any tips, advice, stories, or heads up on anything when it comes to owning a Jeep Liberty.

Cheers everyone!

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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Just keep the maintenance up on everything
spark plugs ( common copper cores) every 30,000 or so
If your's is two wheeler then transmission flushed ( at the dealer) on schedule
keep the oil changed etc
Read the manual
OH and some will get on you for calling it a "car"
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Unread 09-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Your owner's manual will have a recommended maintenance schedule. Keep close to that. Take care of any vehicle and it should take care of you
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Unread 09-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #4
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Make sure you take care of the undercarriage each time you wash her. It's very easy to do and will make a difference down the road.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #5
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If you don't want your wallet to be light.. stay away from this forum.. Also, you'll want to check out a product called Plasti dip.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #6
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In the broad sense of the word, it is indeed a car. Carrying the Jeep nameplate makes it much more than a mere car. Enjoy your new ride. Bank some money now for the future. If you become a regular on the forum you will empty that bank, and the future will come a lot quicker than you think.
As others have stated, keep up with the routine maintenance, wash frequently, and don't fret. Enjoy it.

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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #7
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Plasti-Dip is my religion

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If you don't want your wallet to be light.. stay away from this forum.. Also, you'll want to check out a product called Plasti dip.
Definitely buy Plasti-Dip. It is a must.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:50 AM   #8
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Thanks for the information guys. I didn't know what Plasti-Dip was until you guys mentioned it. It seems to be a product that allows you to apply a rubber coating to surfaces on your car. However, I'm not sure exactly where I would apply this. I imagine the best place to put it would be on the trimming of the car?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #9
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Essentially wherever you want. Some apply it to their grilles and wheels while others have applied it to the hood.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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Here's an example.. Both Lowes and Home Depot carry it.

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