Oil Changes for 2012 Jeep Liberty

2012 Jeep Liberty Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2012 Jeep Liberty Engine Oil

Need more info about 2012 Jeep Liberty oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.”

Your 2012 Liberty’s oil should be changed according to Jeep’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Liberty in the above table. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your Liberty 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 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Jeep Liberty. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Jeep Liberty Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Jeep Liberty motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Jeep has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2012 Jeep Liberty vehicles. 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, an auto technician will change your Liberty’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Liberty by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Liberty 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver 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 2012 Jeep Liberty.

Where Can I Get a Jeep Liberty Oil Change

The next time your Jeep Liberty 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 oil at the right price. Find out how much your Jeep Liberty oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Liberty 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Jeep Liberty

  • Should I check my Jeep Liberty motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Jeep Liberty engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Jeep Liberty oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep Liberty exhaust smoke grayish 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 worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Jeep Liberty Oil Changed

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