Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Central Illinois by the old Mississippi.
Actually in my opinion for any drive-train replacement/repair part regarding break in, I would follow the original 300 mile one that came with the vehicle.
Personally I would go a little longer as I did when my vehicle was "new". If towing, especially as that puts extra stress/heat on the parts, I would follow the tow break in guide (500 miles) also.
If the trailer is upper end on weight I still would extent that 500 miles out a little longer. I once lost the rear differential on my 2001 Cherokee w/tow and off road package.
Seems the dealer used reg fluid instead of synthetic as what was called for in the owners manual. Tow only required synthetic. The heat broke down the fluid and burned up the gears.
Now a days they all use synthetic, tow or not as far as I know.
If you are with in the 3/36 original warranty, a Max Care Life is a good idea especially if you tow and tow heavy.
I got mine because of the electronics, towing and long time I keep it.
2014 Cherokee Limited 4x4
V6 w/ AD2
Tech Group (both parts)
Max Care Life Service Plan