Oil Changes for 2008 Jeep Patriot

2008 Jeep Patriot Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Jeep Patriot? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2008 Jeep Patriot Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Jeep Patriot? Get the advice you need at 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 changing your 2008 Patriot’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your Patriot may need an oil change 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, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Jeep Patriot. 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 Patriot Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Jeep Patriot motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Jeep has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2008 Patriot. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Patriot’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check 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 Patriot by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Patriot deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Jeep Patriot 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Jeep Patriot, defer to Jeep's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2008 Jeep Patriot Oil Change

When it's time for a 2008 Jeep Patriot oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Patriot’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2008 Patriot oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Patriot 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 2008 Jeep Patriot

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Jeep Patriot? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Patriot’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Jeep Patriot oil at home? 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 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2008 Patriot

Help your 2008 Patriot engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!