1985 Jeep Scrambler Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1985 Jeep Scrambler

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1985 Jeep Scrambler?

Your Guide to 1985 Jeep Scrambler Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Jeep Scrambler to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Scrambler has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Scrambler maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1985 Jeep Scrambler!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Jeep themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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 Scrambler's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1985 Jeep Scrambler problems.

Overview of Essential Jeep Scrambler Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1985 Jeep Scrambler and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Scrambler's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1985 Jeep Scrambler be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Jeep Scrambler 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 Scrambler) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Jeep Scrambler 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 prevent premature wear on your 1985 Jeep Scrambler engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1985 Scrambler. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1985 Jeep Scrambler.

Maintaining your Jeep Scrambler steering and suspension 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Jeep Scrambler steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Jeep Scrambler's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Jeep Scrambler maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Jeep Scrambler’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Jeep Scrambler? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1985 Jeep Scrambler maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1985 Jeep Scrambler Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Jeep Scrambler. Get answers to common Jeep Scrambler maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Jeep Scrambler? 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 does my Jeep Scrambler need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Jeep Scrambler engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Jeep? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Jeep Scrambler in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Jeep Scrambler

Your Jeep Scrambler isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.