1987 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

1987 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1987 Jeep Cherokee?

Here’s Why 1987 Jeep Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Jeep Cherokee and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Cherokee has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Cherokee maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Jeep Cherokee!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Jeep, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Cherokee's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Jeep Cherokee problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Jeep Cherokee Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 Jeep Cherokee for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Cherokee's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1987 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Cherokee stranded. 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1987 Jeep Cherokee running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1987 Cherokee. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1987 Jeep Cherokee.

Routine upkeep for your Jeep Cherokee suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. 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. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Jeep Cherokee's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Jeep Cherokee services, 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Jeep Cherokee cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Jeep Cherokee radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Jeep Cherokee maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1987 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 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 1987 Cherokee is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Jeep Cherokee? 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 Jeep dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Jeep Cherokee in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Jeep Cherokee

Take care of your Jeep Cherokee and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.