1998 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1998 Jeep Cherokee

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 Jeep Cherokee?

1998 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Jeep Cherokee? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Here’s Why 1998 Jeep Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Jeep Cherokee, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. 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? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Cherokee maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1998 Jeep Cherokee maintenance schedule!

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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Cherokee's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1998 Jeep Cherokee problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Jeep Cherokee

Bring your 1998 Jeep Cherokee to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Cherokee. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1998 Jeep Cherokee. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Cherokee may need a replacement battery sooner. 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. 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 even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1998 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 1998 Cherokee. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1998 Jeep Cherokee.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Jeep Cherokee can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! 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. 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.

Without routine Jeep Cherokee maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1998 Jeep Cherokee maintenance and repairs.

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

Questions About 1998 Jeep Cherokee Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 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? 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 switch my Jeep Cherokee to high mileage oil? 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.
  •  Why are my Jeep dashboard lights on? 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

Your Jeep Cherokee isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.