1983 Jeep CJ5 Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1983 Jeep CJ5

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1983 Jeep CJ5?

Your Guide to 1983 Jeep CJ5 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Jeep CJ5 and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your CJ5 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 CJ5 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1983 Jeep CJ5!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Jeep themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your CJ5 perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1983 Jeep CJ5 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Jeep CJ5

Bring your 1983 Jeep CJ5 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your CJ5’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1983 Jeep CJ5? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your CJ5 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 CJ5 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your CJ5 stranded. Your Jeep CJ5 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 prevent premature wear on your 1983 Jeep CJ5 engine. To learn how often Jeep recommends you have the oil changed in your 1983 CJ5, 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. 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 1983 Jeep CJ5.

Routine upkeep for your Jeep CJ5 suspension and steering system 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! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Jeep CJ5 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Jeep CJ5's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Jeep CJ5 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. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Jeep CJ5’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Jeep CJ5 radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1983 Jeep CJ5 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1983 Jeep CJ5 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1983 Jeep CJ5. Get answers to common Jeep CJ5 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Jeep CJ5? You know your Jeep CJ5 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 does my Jeep CJ5 need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Jeep CJ5? 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 CJ5, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Jeep CJ5

Your Jeep CJ5 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.