Tag: Jeep

16 Posts

Here's Our Handy Shock Bounce Test Instructions
Nov 09, 2017

Here's Our Handy Shock Bounce Test Instructions

Dear Car Talk

The "bounce test" is a great combination of cardio workout and shock absorber diagnostic.

suspension Jeep Grand Cherokee 2004

Choosing between a Transmission Flush or Fluid Change
Sep 21, 2017

Choosing between a Transmission Flush or Fluid Change

Dear Car Talk

When it comes to transmission fluid, flushing beats changing.

transmissions fluids Jeep Cherokee 2000

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile
Sep 12, 2017

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile

Dear Car Talk

Bill wants to stop the stop-start feature on his 2017 Cherokee before it wears out the starter and his patience. Is there an upside to this feature?

starters Jeep Cherokee 2017

do all new cars have an acceleration lag
Nov 15, 2016

The Case of the Reluctant Renegade

Dear Car Talk

Ken's 2015 Jeep Renegade hesitates before accelerating. His dealer says "they all do that" but is Ken being sold a load of horsefeathers?

transmissions Jeep Renegade 2015

Jeep Grand Cherokee problems and complaints.
Oct 19, 2016

Jeep Grand Cherokee: Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Jeep Grand Cherokee can be a great used SUV, but watch out for these years known for trouble.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011

Jeep Renegade problems and complaints
Mar 14, 2016

This Week's Turd of the Week . . .

Car Talk Car Complaints

Find out what earns Car Talk's top dishonor this week. 

noises transmissions doors 4WD Jeep Renegade

Jeep Commander reliability
Nov 10, 2015

Jeep vs. Subaru: Which Should Cherie Keep?

Dear Car Talk

Cherie just ineherited a 2006 Jeep Commander with 60K miles. The problem? She loves the Subaru Forester she's put 150K miles on since buying in 2002. Car Talk's advice about what she should keep, right here.

used cars Jeep

Jeep Grand Cherokee temperature gague is low
Oct 01, 2015

What's Causing Car to Stay Cool?

Dear Car Talk

Catherine's 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee appears to be running cold. What does Car Talk suggest? Find out here.

thermostats Jeep Grand Cherokee 2004

Reliable Jeep models
Aug 01, 2013

In Defense of the Midlife Crisis

Dear Car Talk

Rita thinks she's having a midlife crisis. She's getting ready to buy the Jeep she's always wanted, but she wants to know, how old a model can she get without compromising too much on reliability. Tom and Ray think this question misses the whole point of buying an irresponsible car. Read their impassioned defense of the midlife crisis, right here.

midlife crisis Jeep

Does engine performance improve in cold air
Mar 01, 2010

Do cars really drive faster in colder air?

Dear Car Talk

Was it just me, or did my Jeep really seem faster this morning in the cold, -15 F air? I've always heard that the colder the air, the better the combustion. Is there any truth to my observation this morning...

winter myths Jeep