1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

How often should I service my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Here’s Why 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Jeep Grand Cherokee, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Grand Cherokee. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Grand Cherokee, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee maintenance schedule!

Jeep knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Grand Cherokee perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee problems later.

Overview of Essential Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Grand Cherokee'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 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Jeep Grand Cherokee battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Jeep Grand Cherokee won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1998 Grand Cherokee. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Maintaining your Jeep Grand Cherokee steering and suspension system 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. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Jeep Grand Cherokee steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Jeep Grand Cherokee's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Jeep Grand Cherokee maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Jeep Grand Cherokee engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Jeep Grand Cherokee radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Get answers to common Jeep Grand Cherokee maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Jeep Grand Cherokee? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1998 Grand Cherokee is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Jeep Grand Cherokee need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Jeep Grand Cherokee engines.
  •  Why are my Jeep dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Jeep Grand Cherokee in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

Take care of your Jeep Grand Cherokee and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.