1996 Jeep Cherokee Oil Change

1996 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1996 Jeep Cherokee Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Jeep Cherokee? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.

Your 1996 Cherokee’s oil should be changed according to Jeep’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your Cherokee may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Jeep Cherokee. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Jeep Cherokee?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Jeep Cherokee motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Jeep has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1996 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Cherokee's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Cherokee engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Jeep Cherokee oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Jeep Cherokee, defer to Jeep's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1996 Jeep Cherokee Oil Change

When it's time for a 1996 Jeep Cherokee oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Cherokee’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Jeep Cherokee oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Cherokee 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.

1996 Jeep Cherokee Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Jeep Cherokee? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Jeep Cherokee engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Jeep Cherokee oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep Cherokee spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 Cherokee

Help your 1996 Jeep Cherokee run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.