1986 Jeep CJ7 Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1986 Jeep CJ7 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Jeep CJ7? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Jeep recommends having your 1986 Jeep CJ7’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your CJ7 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Jeep if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Jeep CJ7. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Jeep CJ7?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Jeep CJ7 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Jeep has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 CJ7. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your CJ7’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your CJ7 by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your CJ7 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Jeep CJ7 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Jeep CJ7, refer to Jeep's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Jeep CJ7

When the time for your CJ7’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Jeep CJ7s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Jeep CJ7s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your CJ7 today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

1986 Jeep CJ7 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Jeep CJ7 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Jeep CJ7 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Jeep CJ7 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 CJ7 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 CJ7

Help your 1986 CJ7 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!