We’re a top-rated local Jeep repair services shop in Menlo Park, CA. We serve the San Francisco Peninsula including Atherton, Daly City, Palo Alto, and Belmont. As long-time admirers of Jeep’s steadfast fusions of utilitarian construction and liberating capabilities delivered across SUV and crossover body styles over eight decades, the technicians at M & R Auto intrinsically understand what keeps these rugged yet refined vehicles reliably trekking on and off-road alike for years.

But countless miles inevitably take a toll on various components and intricate electronics built specifically to endure American adventures spanning sea to shining sea. From worn suspension links limiting articulation to troublesome automatic transmission faults, we apply our specialized expertise tackling the most prevalent issues impacting Wranglers, Grand Cherokees, Patriots, Renegades, and Compasses every day. Our ASE Master Technicians leverage the latest diagnostic capabilities and strict adherence to MOPAR® engineering specifications when executing repairs so your Jeep maintains go-anywhere spirit for future generations beyond the odometer reading.


Brake Replacement

Your car’s braking system is the first line of defense in an impending accident. Driving a car with bad brakes puts the driver and other road users at risk of an accident. On the other hand, ensuring your vehicles have well-functioning brakes can save your life and other road users. Therefore, ensure your brakes are in good condition before driving.

A good braking system is important to a safe journey. At M & R Automotive Repair, we offer brake replacement services needed for the safe operation of the vehicle. We have expert technicians trained to fix your vehicle brakes. So you can be assured that your car is in safe hands.

SMOG Check

We are a STAR certified SMOG check station. If you need a smog check to register your vehicle in California, we can help. Give us a call if you have any questions about getting your vehicle smogged, or click the button below to schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle in.

Wranglers Withstand Serious Suspension Strain

As the archetypical off-road specialist with solid front and rear axles providing maximum articulation capability, the Wrangler endures significant forces when cresting boulders or maintaining momentum through streambeds that rapidly accelerate suspension wear even during nominal daily driving. Shock absorbers leak early allowing excessive motion and unpredictability. Stabilizer links clunk loudly announcing dried bushings needing urgent replacement to maintain stability. And scuffed knuckles indicate soon-to-be-wobbly ball joints jeopardizing rugged reliability Jeep drivers depend on far from civilization. Identifying these issues early and replacing components proactively retains factory-calibrated handling for light trails and suburban sorties alike.

Grand Cherokee Gear Shifters Baffle Drivers

While not exhibiting widespread mechanical faults, one common yet critical issue involving Grand Cherokee models spans the 2014-2018 model years. Their electronic gear shifters with counterintuitive rocker operation confused some drivers, who exited their vehicle believing it was in park when actually left idling in gear enabling potential rollaway incidents. Jeep recalled the impacted SUVs to reconfigure software restoring familiar push-button transmission lever functionality and toggle switches. For any lingering concerns about proper shifter operation in these vehicles, our technicians gladly walk owners through correct positioning sequences during routine service visits focusing on safety.

Patriots Prone to Powerplant Issues

As the brand’s compact, fuel-efficient crossover option, the Patriot aims to infuse Jeep styling into a pragmatic package catering to suburban families and outdoor enthusiasts on a budget. But with efficiency comes complexity in maintaining reliable operation of the electronically controlled powertrain. Variable-valve timing actuators tick audibly with contamination buildup in the oil from skipped changes. Continuous variable transmissions (CVT) whine and slip when pushed too hard by aggressive low-range rock crawling endeavors or max tow ratings. And electrical faults emerge with charging system glitches stranding drivers unexpectedly. Staying current on routine maintenance is crucial for preserving reliability with these compact runabouts.

Renegade Reliability Relies on Electronics

As Jeep’s subcompact crossover offering tailored towards younger urban adventurers, the Renegade aims for cute-ute styling with just enough off-road pretend prowess for dirt road exploits. Achieving this versatile mission sees the mini Jeep’s complex electronics take priority in the form of engine sensors losing calibration prompting hesitation and stumbles. Its nine-speed automatic transmission sometimes clashes aggressively when downshifting under load. And the onboard infotainment system can freeze unexpectedly or glitch following software updates. Carefully diagnosing electrical faults takes patience but pays off smoothly.

Compass Components Show Common Wear

Sharing basics mechanical components with the Renegade enables the compact Compass crossover to deliver efficient operation wrapped in traditional Jeep design cues. However, suspension and drivetrain elements still endure daily strains impacting ride quality. Control arm bushings crack prematurely upsetting wheel alignment. Continuously variable transmissions display chronic issues when pushed hard. And ignition components slowly lose precision from contamination accumulation decreasing fuel economy alongside power delivery over time. Identifying these gradual issues early helps avoid catastrophic failures down the road through component replacement restoring smooth commuting.

With decades turning wrenches exclusively on vehicles proudly wearing the acclaimed Jeep grille badge, M & R Auto’s technicians have truly seen it all more times than we can count across the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade and Compass model lines we service every week.

Rather than trust your treasured Jeep to basic shops lacking specialized expertise catering to these unique vehicles’ adventurous spirit and temperaments, rely on our 50 years of auto repair experience. Contact M & R Auto today to schedule service promptly to revive your beloved SUV’s go-anywhere glow!