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Does anyone have a good, trustworthy, and most important, HONEST
mechanic who works on Jeep Grand Cherokees? My 1996 Jeep with
140k+ miles needs shocks and struts and probably more, and I've
been going to a dealer who I am pretty sure sees a single woman
and then sees ''sucker'' tatooed on her forehead! ;)
Ideally, this mechanic would be in Berkeley or Oakland, but I
work in SF, so that could work too, depending on location.
Holland Service W. Berkeley
Kraft Automotive Piedmont
We need a good recommendation for a mechanic to do some work on our '95 Jeep
Grand Cherokee. We took it to the local service station for the 90,000 mile
tune-up and the estimate is $1500, including new brakes, axle boots,
transmission line and other stuff we had no idea wasn't working well. This
seems steep enough to warrant another estimate. Has anyone had a great
experience with their Jeep mechanic lately? Thanks!
We are about to buy the car seats, and were told that the Britax
Advantage is a very good one, but they were unsure of the fit in our
car-- a Jeep Cherokee Sport. I assume that all car seats are
functional in these SUV types, but I wanted to know if anyone had any
complaints or kudos to dole out. Also, someone recommended a separate
infant seat and to switch to the Britax when the baby was older (the
car seat, whose make and model I can't recall right now, was one that
has a base and a removable seat/carrier that fit, apparently, in any
stroller). Is this a marketing gimmick, or should I consider it?
Again the fit in the Jeep is also of consideration.
Thanks very much!!
We have '97 Jeep Cherokee Sport and used for the first ~5 months a Century
infant car seat. It's convenient early on to have the detachable seat to
snap onto a
stroller like the snap and go or to just carry the baby around in. I then
Britax seat which fits well especially after the store correctly installed
it for me. The
Century seat was installed incorrectly by my husband per the CHP officer
it for me -- too loose and the angle was incorrect. It required a styrfoam
"pool noodle," to be inserted under the base to fit well, but apparently
that is common.
I think if a store installs it for you then it should be fine. Try
Rockridge kids. Also I strongly
recommend having the seat checked by the CHP. You can call them for an
appointment. Good luck.
We have a Jeep Cherokee Sport and used the Century Smart Move (I'm pretty
sure that's the name of
it) infant car seat until our son turned 1 year. It does have a base and a
removable car seat which
in my opinion is a great feature.
Our son would fall asleep in the car seat and then we could just remove the
seat without waking him
up - we went out to dinner with him sound asleep in the car seat a few
times. I went to a car seat
safety check and we passed with flying colors! We got it at Berkeley Baby
and the owner installed it
for us. There's a tether strap which just hooks onto a bar on the bottom of
the front passenger
We are now using the Britax Roundabout car seat and are very happy with it.
No problems with this
one fitting in the Jeep either. Good luck!
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