Oil Changes for 1986 Jeep J20

When to Change 1986 Jeep J20 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Jeep J20? Look no further than 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.”

Jeep recommends having your 1986 Jeep J20’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your J20 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of 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 terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Jeep J20. 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 J20 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Jeep J20 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Jeep has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1986 J20. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your J20’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your J20 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Jeep's recommendations to select the right  1986 J20 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Jeep J20, refer to Jeep's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Jeep J20 Oil Change

The next time your Jeep J20 needs an 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 oil at the right price. Find out how much your Jeep J20 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your J20’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 1986 Jeep J20

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Jeep J20? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Jeep J20 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Jeep oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep J20 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 J20

Give your J20’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.