1986 Jeep CJ7 Maintenance Schedule

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Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Jeep CJ7

How often should I service my 1986 Jeep CJ7?

Your Guide to 1986 Jeep CJ7 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Jeep CJ7 and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your CJ7 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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 CJ7 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1986 Jeep CJ7 maintenance schedule!

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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your CJ7 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Jeep CJ7 problems later.

Overview of Essential Jeep CJ7 Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1986 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 1986 Jeep CJ7. 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). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your CJ7 stranded. Your Jeep CJ7 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1986 Jeep CJ7's engine run smoother. To learn how often Jeep recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 CJ7, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1986 Jeep CJ7.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Jeep CJ7 can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Jeep CJ7 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Jeep CJ7's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Jeep CJ7 maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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 CJ7 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Jeep CJ7? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Jeep CJ7 maintenance.

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

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1986 Jeep CJ7? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Jeep CJ7. Get answers to common Jeep CJ7 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Jeep CJ7? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 CJ7 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Jeep CJ7 to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Jeep CJ7? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Jeep? 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