2012 Jeep Compass Oil Change

2012 Jeep Compass Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Jeep Compass? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 Jeep Compass Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Jeep Compass? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Jeep recommends changing your 2012 Compass’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your Compass 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, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Jeep Compass. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

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

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Jeep Compass motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Jeep has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Compass. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Compass's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Compass by considering your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Jeep? We carry the best because your Compass deserves the best. Consult Jeep's recommendations to select the right  2012 Compass oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Jeep Compass, defer to Jeep's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Jeep Compass Oil Change

The next time your Jeep Compass needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Compass’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Jeep Compass oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Compass today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2012 Jeep Compass Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Jeep Compass? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Compass’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Jeep Compass oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep Compass exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Jeep Compass Oil Changed

Help your 2012 Compass engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!