Oil Changes for 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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.

How Often to Get 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Jeep Grand Cherokee’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Jeep recommends changing your 1998 Grand Cherokee’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Grand Cherokee may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Jeep recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 Type of Oil Does My Jeep Grand Cherokee Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Jeep has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Grand Cherokee’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Grand Cherokee by considering your driving preferences, 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 Grand Cherokee deserves the best. Consult Jeep's recommendations to select the right  1998 Grand Cherokee 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 tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Jeep's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Jeep Grand Cherokee

The next time your Jeep Grand Cherokee needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Jeep vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees. 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.

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Jeep Grand Cherokee? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. 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 you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Jeep Grand Cherokee oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Grand Cherokee exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

Help your 1998 Grand Cherokee engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!