1986 Jeep Cherokee Oil Change Service

When to Change 1986 Jeep Cherokee Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Jeep Cherokee? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Jeep recommends changing your 1986 Cherokee’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Cherokee may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Jeep if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Jeep Cherokee. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Jeep Cherokee Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Jeep Cherokee motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Jeep has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1986 Cherokee. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Cherokee’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Cherokee by taking into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Jeep? We carry the best because your Cherokee deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1986 Jeep Cherokee, defer to Jeep's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Jeep Cherokee Oil Change

The next time your Jeep Cherokee needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cherokee’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Jeep Cherokees. Let the experts take care of your Cherokee’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1986 Jeep Cherokee Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Jeep Cherokee? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Cherokee’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Jeep oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Jeep Cherokee Oil Changed

Help your 1986 Jeep Cherokee run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.