Will oil change by myself void warranty?

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Just read another story of horrible oil change at dealer: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/dealer-screwed-up-oil-change.89939/

I have to say this scares me. Every time after dealer oil change/tire rotation, I always double check. One time the oil filter cap was missing after I popped the hood. Another time the tires did not get rotated at all. Couple times the tech didn’t reset the oil life. I consider myself lucky that I haven’t encountered really bad issues so far. But it scares me. And I don’t even want to use the free oil change from Jeep Wave on my 392.

Question, if I do the oil change all by myself. Would it void the initial factory warranty? I’m also thinking about getting the 8 year extended warranty, would it matter too?
 
I was told to keep records of the oil changes. Document what you do.
 
I was told to keep records of the oil changes. Document what you do.
How do you document this so it can be submitted to carfax? … Silly question maybe but if there’s a good route I’d prefer it…
 
Just write down (on paper) the date, mileage, and type of oil (and filter) you choose. Keep the receipts of purchase. Keep the documentation in a good place. (With the title, or proof of insurance papers)
Hope this is helpful
 
From the Magnuson-Moss Act:

(a) Section 102(c) prohibits tying arrangements that condition coverage under a written warranty on the consumer’s use of an article or service identified by brand, trade, or corporate name unless that article or service is provided without charge to the consumer.
(b) Under a limited warranty that provides only for replacement of defective parts and no portion of labor charges, section 102(c) prohibits a condition that the consumer use only service (labor) identified by the warrantor to install the replacement parts. A warrantor or his designated representative may not provide parts under the warranty in a manner which impedes or precludes the choice by the consumer of the person or business to perform necessary labor to install such parts.
(c) No warrantor may condition the continued validity of a warranty on the use of only authorized repair service and/or authorized replacement parts for non-warranty service and maintenance. For example, provisions such as, ‘‘This warranty is void if service is performed by anyone other than an authorized ‘ABC’ dealer and all replacement parts must be genuine ‘ABC’ parts,’’ and the like, are prohibited where the service or parts are not covered by the warranty. These provisions violate the Act in two ways. First, they violate the section 102 (c) ban against tying arrangements. Second, such provisions are deceptive under section 110 of the Act, because a warrantor cannot, as a matter of law, avoid liability under a written warranty where a defect is unrelated to the use by a consumer of ‘‘unauthorized’’ articles or service. This does not preclude a warrantor from expressly excluding liability for defects or damage caused by such ‘‘unauthorized’’ articles or service; nor does it preclude the warrantor from denying liability where the warrantor can demonstrate that the defect or damage was so caused.


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Just write down (on paper) the date, mileage, and type of oil (and filter) you choose. Keep the receipts of purchase. Keep the documentation in a good place. (With the title, or proof of insurance papers)
Hope this is helpful
Thanks for the information! Silly that I’ve waited this long until the 392 came to my life. It’s high ground clearance definitely helps.
 
How do you document this so it can be submitted to carfax? … Silly question maybe but if there’s a good route I’d prefer it…
I read on the JL forum that the dealer pulled carfax report and no maintenance records thus the future trade in value is couple thousands less. I don’t worry about the future trade in because carfax is not always accurate. Sadly dealers and consumers do use it.

As others commented, keep a complete service history is good proof/evidence.
 
If carfax is the expert, NONE of my vehicles have ever had an oil change.
Funny one time I was looking for a used car, the dealer showed the carfax report and I noticed record of wiper blade replace while no oil change there. 😅
 
I read on the JL forum that the dealer pulled carfax report and no maintenance records thus the future trade in value is couple thousands less. I don’t worry about the future trade in because carfax is not always accurate. Sadly dealers and consumers do use it.

As others commented, keep a complete service history is good proof/evidence.
I use carfax mainly for accidents.... I did go look at the mopar site where you can add maintenance records. Great idea. Easier than keeping a paper log.
 
Wow, if you could log in your own oil changes and Carfax picks it up too, that would be fantastic. If I was buying a used car, I’d trust the quality of the owner oil changes over dealer oil changes any day.
I don't know if Carfax would ever pick it up from there, but possible and it'll be great. I just logged in to the mopar.com and could see all the service records for my current GC summit ever since it was purchased and they are marked as "Dealer record". And when I clicked the "Add A Record", I got this below form, and I assume they'll be marked differently.
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