Jeeps are one of the coolest vehicles you can drive—both in terms of their looks and abilities. As with anything popular, though, there is a fair amount of misinformation regarding Jeeps. Don’t fall for these common Jeep myths you may have heard about.
Myth #1: Jeeps Roll Over
A common worry with Jeeps is that they are thought to roll over because of how top-heavy they are. This was the case with the Jeep Wrangler CJ. Today, with the JK and JL models, the chance that a Jeep will rollover is no different than any vehicle. This roll over myth has also led to the belief that Jeeps aren’t safe in general, but they actually have many new safety features, including backup cameras, blind spot monitoring, and more.
Myth #2: All Jeeps Are Stick Shift
Learning how to drive stick shift is an incredibly useful skill. Many people think you need to know how to drive stick in order to have a Jeep Wrangler; however, this is not the case. While stick shift Jeep Wranglers are more common and cheaper, there are automatic versions as well.
Myth #3: Jeeps Are Unreliable
An important part of owning any vehicle is keeping up with common maintenance. Jeeps get a bad rap for being unreliable vehicles that require extensive repairs. A reason why someone may suffer from issues with their Jeep is because they change how the vehicle is supposed to be. This includes not using original Jeep parts and doing things to the Jeep that it was not originally designed for. With that being said, Jeep Wranglers are still one of the most customizable vehicles on the market because you can add soft tops, body armor, JK side steps, and more.
Myth #4: Jeeps Are Loud
Another common complaint with Jeep Wranglers is that they tend to be loud. A Jeep’s sound can be prevented—they are usually loud due to big tires or a soft top. So, if you are don’t want a loud vehicle, you can invest in a hard top or get regular-sized tires for your Jeep.