Oil Changes for 1988 Jeep J20

How Often to Get 1988 Jeep J20 Oil Changes

Need more info about 1988 Jeep J20 oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Jeep recommends changing your 1988 J20’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your J20 in the above table. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your J20 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Jeep recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. 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?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Jeep J20 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Jeep has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 Jeep J20 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your J20’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 drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your J20 by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Jeep? We carry the best because your J20 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Jeep J20 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1988 Jeep J20, refer to Jeep's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Jeep J20

The next time your Jeep J20 needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Jeep J20s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Jeep J20 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your J20 today. 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.

1988 Jeep J20 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Jeep J20 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Jeep J20 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • 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 J20 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Jeep J20

Help your 1988 Jeep J20 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.