Transmission Services for 1988 Jeep Cherokee

What Does Your Jeep Cherokee Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Cherokee’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Jeep Cherokee transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Jeep Cherokee transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Cherokee’s not even driveable.

Jeep Transmission Recommendations for 1988 Cherokees

According to Jeep, your Cherokee’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your Cherokee differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Jeep-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 Cherokee services and perform them according to Jeep-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Cherokee’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Jeep Cherokee Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Jeep Cherokee transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Cherokee a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Jeep Cherokee Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Jeep's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Jeep Cherokee? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Cherokee’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Cherokee is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Cherokee's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1988 Cherokee’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Jeep. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Jeep Cherokee Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.