1985 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1985 Jeep Cherokee

How often should I service my 1985 Jeep Cherokee?

What to Know About 1985 Jeep Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Jeep Cherokee to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Cherokee could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Cherokee maintenance. Just follow your 1985 Jeep Cherokee maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Jeep themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Cherokee perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1985 Jeep Cherokee problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Jeep Cherokee

Bring your 1985 Jeep Cherokee to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Cherokee. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1985 Jeep Cherokee? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Jeep Cherokee battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Cherokee) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Jeep Cherokee won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1985 Jeep Cherokee engine. To learn how often Jeep recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 Cherokee, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1985 Jeep Cherokee.

Maintaining your Jeep Cherokee steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Jeep Cherokee steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Jeep Cherokee's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Jeep Cherokee maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Jeep Cherokee engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Jeep Cherokee? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1985 Jeep Cherokee maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1985 Jeep Cherokee? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Jeep Cherokee. Get answers to common Jeep Cherokee maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Jeep Cherokee alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1985 Cherokee is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Jeep Cherokee to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Jeep Cherokee engines.
  • Can Jeep dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Jeep Cherokee, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Jeep Cherokee maintenance appointment today.