1988 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1988 Jeep Cherokee

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Jeep Cherokee?

Your Guide to 1988 Jeep Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Jeep Cherokee and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Cherokee. 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 1988 Jeep Cherokee!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Jeep themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1988 Jeep Cherokee problems.

Overview of Essential Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1988 Jeep Cherokee to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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.

Could your 1988 Jeep Cherokee be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Cherokee may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Jeep Cherokee battery. 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 be going anywhere without a strong battery.

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 1988 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 1988 Cherokee. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Jeep Cherokee.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Jeep Cherokee can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, 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 (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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 your Jeep Cherokee radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Jeep Cherokee maintenance.

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

1988 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Jeep Cherokee. Get answers to common Jeep Cherokee maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Jeep Cherokee? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1988 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? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Jeep Cherokee? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • 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

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