Oil Changes for 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil

Need more info about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1996 Grand Cherokee’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Grand Cherokee in the above table. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your Grand Cherokee may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Jeep Grand Cherokee. 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 Grand Cherokee?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Jeep has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1996 Grand Cherokee. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Grand Cherokee’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Grand Cherokee by taking into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Grand Cherokee deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Jeep's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Jeep Grand Cherokee

When the time for your Grand Cherokee’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Jeep vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Jeep Grand Cherokee oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Grand Cherokee's engine. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Jeep Grand Cherokee motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Grand Cherokee’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Jeep Grand Cherokee oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep Grand Cherokee spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

Help your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.