1985 Jeep CJ7 Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1985 Jeep CJ7

How often should I service my 1985 Jeep CJ7?

What to Know About 1985 Jeep CJ7 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Jeep CJ7 to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your CJ7 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your CJ7, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1985 Jeep CJ7!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Jeep, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your CJ7 running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1985 Jeep CJ7 problems later.

Overview of Essential Jeep CJ7 Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1985 Jeep CJ7 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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 CJ7'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 1985 Jeep CJ7. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your CJ7 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 CJ7 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 CJ7) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Jeep CJ7 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 1985 Jeep CJ7's engine run smoother. See Jeep's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1985 CJ7 in the chart at the top 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 1985 Jeep CJ7.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Jeep CJ7 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 CJ7 steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Jeep CJ7's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Jeep CJ7 services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 CJ7’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Jeep CJ7? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1985 Jeep CJ7 maintenance.

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

1985 Jeep CJ7 Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Jeep CJ7. Get answers to common Jeep CJ7 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Jeep CJ7 alignment checked? You know your Jeep CJ7 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 CJ7 need 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 CJ7 engines.
  • 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 CJ7, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Jeep CJ7

Take care of your Jeep CJ7 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.