1986 Jeep J20 Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Jeep J20

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Jeep J20?

Your Guide to 1986 Jeep J20 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Jeep J20 and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your J20 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine J20 maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Jeep J20!

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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your J20 running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1986 Jeep J20 problems.

Overview of Essential Jeep J20 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 Jeep J20 and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your J20’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1986 Jeep J20 be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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 J20 battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. 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 J20 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Jeep J20 running newer, longer. To learn how often Jeep recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 J20, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1986 Jeep J20? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Jeep J20 steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Jeep J20 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Jeep J20's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Jeep J20 maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Jeep J20’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Jeep J20? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 Jeep J20 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1986 Jeep J20 Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Jeep J20. Get answers to common Jeep J20 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Jeep J20? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 J20 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Jeep J20 need high mileage oil? If your Jeep J20 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Jeep dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Jeep J20 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 J20

Take care of your Jeep J20 and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.