I have done regular maintenance on my jeep all the years I have owned it... I have lived in Canada's north and near north and this jeep has taken me EVERYWHERE I wanted to go - off road and on... cattle country, the southern mainland and rainy island, the mountains, and mining country and creek beds were easy-peasy for my two sons and I... we slept in it, drove it constantly, and all I have replaced are the universals, the brakes, shocks, put on new tires when I needed them, and tightened down the head bolts a few years ago when I saw some oil on the engine. I do regular maintenance and keep it clean inside and out. It repays me with trouble-free driving on short and long hauls. I am just headed out for a journey back to the island and then to the Peace River country. I have no doubts about my jeep carrying on for a few years yet.
I noticed a small crack in my dash yesterday - gonna fill that in with some vinyl repair goop tonight (land of the midnight sun - good time for that kind of work is late in the evening when the sun is really low) Oh yeah, I had to arrange a spot weld on the wiper motor - it needed a little jag last summer - snapped off - but it is fine - my son just zapped it back into place at school in the auto shop! Did I say I love my Jeep?
My jeep gets an A+++++. British Columbia's and Yukon's winters have been the greatest tests for my jeep - snow is not a problem - this little 4x4 goes anywhere.
The paint is starting to fade now; got a bit of surface rust going on... looks like I may need to consider leaf springs and that darn catalytic converter soon...
Maybe the guy spinning wheels on the lawn needs some cool, over-sized knobby tires and a creek bed or mine road to play on instead of his front lawn!
Love my jeep!