I am sure this has been discussed in detail before, so I apologize but I coudln't find exactly what I was looking for -
My 08 JK is beginning to rust on the muffler and I've read horror stories about what a hassle it is to get things with rust taken care under warranty. So a few questions -
1. Is rust covered? I live in Maryland, so we get a decent amount of rain/snow most years.
2. I've had the Jeep about a year and 3 months, should I try and get it taken care of now?
3. Is it really a big deal?
I love my Jeep, this is currently the second I've ever owned and I keep it in pretty nice shape - washing it about once every few weeks in the summer, etc. I owe a lot of money on it still, so I want to keep it in excellent running and physical condition as I plan to own it for years to come!
It's not a Jeep, but my previous car, a 1998 Acura Integra, had its entire exhaust system rusted over from the headers to the muffler. As far as I know, its standard for the exhaust system to be rusty. As long as its surface rust, your good to go.
Keeping the hinges lubed is pretty easy, but even if you don't and it becomes a real problem in five years...they are cheap and easy to replace with aftermarket parts! Just like a lot of stuff on Wranglers - that's part of the attraction.
Every time I change a tail-light bulb in 2 minutes, with a screwdriver, from outside the vehicle, I remember why I love my YJ.
When I attempt the same thing in my Passat, lying in the trunk with a pen light in my mouth, trying to wrestle some delicate plastic and 15 wire connectors past the 6-CD changer...I want to replace it with another Wrangler.