1996 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance

1996 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1996 Jeep Cherokee?

1996 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Jeep Cherokee? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Your Guide to 1996 Jeep Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Jeep Cherokee to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Cherokee. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Cherokee, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 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; 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, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1996 Jeep Cherokee problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Jeep Cherokee

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 Jeep Cherokee and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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 1996 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. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Jeep Cherokee could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 Jeep Cherokee engine. To learn how often Jeep recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 Cherokee, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. 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 1996 Jeep Cherokee.

Maintaining your Jeep Cherokee steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Jeep Cherokee steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Jeep Cherokee's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Jeep Cherokee maintenance, 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’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Jeep Cherokee maintenance.

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Questions About 1996 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 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? You know your Jeep Cherokee better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Jeep Cherokee? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Jeep Cherokee engines.
  • Can Jeep dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Jeep Cherokee to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Jeep Cherokee

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