2012 Jeep Patriot Maintenance Schedule

2012 Jeep Patriot Maintenance Schedule

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

Maintenance for Your 2012 Jeep Patriot

How often should I service my 2012 Jeep Patriot?

What to Know About 2012 Jeep Patriot Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Jeep Patriot to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Patriot could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Patriot maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Jeep Patriot!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Jeep themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Patriot's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Jeep Patriot problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Jeep Patriot

Bring your 2012 Jeep Patriot to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with 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 Patriot’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Jeep Patriot. In general, car batteries only last three to 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 Patriot 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. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Patriot) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Jeep Patriot won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2012 Jeep Patriot's engine run smoother. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2012 Patriot. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2012 Jeep Patriot.

Routine upkeep for your Jeep Patriot suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. 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 Patriot suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Jeep Patriot's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Jeep Patriot services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Jeep Patriot cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Jeep Patriot radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Jeep Patriot maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2012 Jeep Patriot Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Jeep Patriot. Get answers to common Jeep Patriot maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Jeep Patriot? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Jeep Patriot to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Jeep Patriot? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Jeep dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Jeep Patriot, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Jeep Patriot Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Jeep Patriot maintenance appointment today.