1986 Jeep Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Jeep Cherokee

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Jeep Cherokee?

Your Guide to 1986 Jeep Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Jeep Cherokee to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Cherokee. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Cherokee maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Jeep Cherokee!

Jeep knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Cherokee's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Jeep Cherokee problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Jeep Cherokee

Bring your 1986 Jeep Cherokee to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Jeep Cherokee. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Jeep Cherokee battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1986 Jeep Cherokee's engine run smoother. To learn how often Jeep recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 Cherokee, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Jeep Cherokee.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Jeep Cherokee can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Jeep Cherokee suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Jeep Cherokee's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Jeep Cherokee maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Jeep Cherokee’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Jeep Cherokee radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 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.

Questions About 1986 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Jeep Cherokee. Get answers to common Jeep Cherokee maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Jeep Cherokee? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Jeep Cherokee need high mileage oil? If your Jeep Cherokee has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Jeep? 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.