Jeep Repair in Columbia, MO
A Brief History of Jeep
Jeep originated when the United States government issued ordinances for cars to be produced during World War II. The Jeep 4×4 was the first Jeep made, which served as “America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare.” The Jeep MB, another war vehicle, was widely modified for long-range desert patrol, saw milling, as fire-fighting pumpers, snow plowing, and more. The first civilian Jeep was the CJ, which aided in farming and agriculture. The CJ became known as the “All-Around Farm Work Horse.” Soon, Jeep began selling pickup trucks with four-wheel drive, the first American car make to do so. Although Jeep delved into making passenger cars after World War II, the company refocused its efforts on making cars for the United States Army and for farming. The Jeep Station Wagon was released in 1946, the Jeep Truck in 1947, and the Jeepster in 1948.
In 1961, Jeep released the two-wheel drive Fleetvan that was designed for light-duty, multi-stop applications such as postal delivery and ice-cream trucks. The Jeep Wagoneer was released in 1962, an SUV that was produced for 28 years – the longest continuous automotive production run in United States history. In 1970, American Motors Corporation purchased Jeep for $70 million. In 1971, Jeep released the J-10 and J-20 pickup trucks. The Jeep Cherokee won Four Wheeler Magazine’s Achievement Award in 1974. In 1987, Chrysler bought out American Motors Corporation, and Jeep continues to be owned by Chrysler today. Today’s Jeep headquarters is located in Toledo, Ohio. It is not uncommon to see Jeeps on the roads of Columbia, Pierpont, Prathersville, Deer Park, and Midway, and we at Woody's Auto Center in Boone County have been repairing Jeeps since 1957. We can take care of your Jeep, no matter which model you have.
Today’s Jeep vehicles include:
- Jeep Wrangler
Jeep’s iconic body-on-frame SUV, the Wrangler has one the best resale values of any vehicle in the United States. The Jeep Wrangler comes in two-door and four-door versions, the latter the more popular. The Wrangler received the 2009 Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book in the sport utility vehicle category. The magazine Four Wheeler gave the Jeep Wrangler the Four-Wheeler of the Year award in 2007 and 2013.
- Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee modernized the SUV when it was first released in the 1980s, and the compact crossover got a facelift in its 2019 version. No matter how old your Jeep Cherokee is, our expertly trained and ASE certified technicians at Woody's Auto Center can perform a multitude of services on it, including transmission repair and transmission repair.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep’s range-topping midsize SUV. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has won over 30 awards for off-road capability, luxury, value, best-in-class, and safety, making it the most awarded SUV ever. Some of the awards the Jeep Grand Cherokee has won include the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick for 2011, Safest SUV in America by MSN Auto, and Truck of the Year by The Detroit News.
- Jeep Compass
Known as the mini Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Compass offers plenty of cargo space with a modern aesthetic design. Whether you need European Auto Repair, oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups, brake repair, or transmission repair for your Jeep Compass, we at Woody's Auto Center in Columbia, MO, 65201 can take care of it.
- Jeep Renegade
The smallest Jeep that is marketed outside of North America. The subcompact crossover received a makeover in 2019.
- Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator is an all new midsize pickup truck. It is projected to have the best resale value of any other car in the United States. If your Gladiator needs European Auto Repair, oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups or anything else, do not hesitate to bring it to Woody's Auto Center in Columbia.
Your award-winning local Shop for Jeep Repair
When the time comes to bring your Jeep in for repairs, you can bring your car to Woody's Auto Center in Columbia. Our owner Devin Kelley takes a dignified and sensitive approach to auto repair, treating each and every customer with respect. We are very transparent about the services we think your vehicle needs and will never recommend any service that isn’t absolutely necessary. If you are in Columbia or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to bring your Jeep to Woody's Auto Center today!
Here are some reasons why you should choose us:
- Locally owned and operated since 1957
- Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
- Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)
- Comfortable, COVID-safe Waiting Area
- Our diverse team is sure to have an expert in the make and model of your vehicle
To make an appointment with Woody's Auto Center in Columbia, you can give us a call at (573) 875-1442 or do so online .