2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Change

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Changes

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. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Jeep recommends having your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s motor oil changed 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 car, 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 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 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 2012 Grand Cherokee. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Grand Cherokee’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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, and mileage.

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! 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 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] Pennzoil is another option. 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 improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, refer to Jeep's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 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. To find out how much a 2012 Grand Cherokee oil change costs, call 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.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Jeep Grand Cherokee motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Jeep Grand Cherokee engine failure. 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? 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil Changed

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