1987 Jeep Wrangler Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 Jeep Wrangler

How often should I service my 1987 Jeep Wrangler?

Your Guide to 1987 Jeep Wrangler Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Jeep Wrangler and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Wrangler could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Wrangler, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1987 Jeep Wrangler!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Jeep, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes 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 Wrangler's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Jeep Wrangler problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Jeep Wrangler Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 Jeep Wrangler for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Wrangler's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 Jeep Wrangler? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Jeep Wrangler battery. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Wrangler stranded. Your Jeep Wrangler could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1987 Jeep Wrangler's engine run smoother. See Jeep's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 Wrangler in the chart at the top of this page. 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 can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 Jeep Wrangler.

Routine upkeep for your Jeep Wrangler suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Jeep Wrangler 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Jeep Wrangler's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Jeep Wrangler maintenance, 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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Jeep Wrangler engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Jeep Wrangler radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Jeep Wrangler maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1987 Jeep Wrangler? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Jeep Wrangler. Get answers to common Jeep Wrangler maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Jeep Wrangler? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 Wrangler is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Jeep Wrangler to 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 Wrangler engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Jeep? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Jeep Wrangler 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 Wrangler

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