1988 Jeep Wrangler Maintenance Schedule

1988 Jeep Wrangler Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1988 Jeep Wrangler?

Your Guide to 1988 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, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Wrangler. 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 Wrangler maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1988 Jeep Wrangler!

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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Wrangler running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Jeep Wrangler problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Jeep Wrangler Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1988 Jeep Wrangler to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Wrangler’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1988 Jeep Wrangler 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Jeep Wrangler battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Wrangler stranded. Your Jeep Wrangler won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1988 Jeep Wrangler running newer, longer. To learn how often Jeep recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 Wrangler, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1988 Jeep Wrangler.

Routine upkeep for your Jeep Wrangler 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. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Jeep Wrangler suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Jeep Wrangler's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Jeep Wrangler maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Jeep Wrangler cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Jeep Wrangler radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 Jeep Wrangler maintenance.

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Questions About 1988 Jeep Wrangler Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Jeep Wrangler. Get answers to common Jeep Wrangler maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Jeep Wrangler alignment checked? You know your Jeep Wrangler better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Jeep Wrangler to high mileage oil? If your Jeep Wrangler has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Jeep? 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 Wrangler, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Jeep Wrangler Maintenance Service

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.