1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Change

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Jeep Grand Cherokee’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1997 Grand Cherokee’s oil should be changed according to Jeep’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics 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 an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Jeep recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Jeep Grand Cherokee. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 Grand Cherokee. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Grand Cherokee's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Grand Cherokee by considering your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Grand Cherokee engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 champions. For instance, 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] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, defer to Jeep's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Jeep Grand Cherokee

When it's time for a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Jeep vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Let the experts take care of your Grand Cherokee’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Should I check my Jeep Grand Cherokee motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Jeep Grand Cherokee engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Jeep oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil 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 exhaust smoke gray 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 worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Grand Cherokee

Help your 1997 Grand Cherokee engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!