1997 Jeep Wrangler Oil Change Service

1997 Jeep Wrangler Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Jeep Wrangler? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1997 Jeep Wrangler Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Jeep Wrangler’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Jeep recommends having your 1997 Jeep Wrangler’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Jeep-recommended oil change intervals, your Wrangler may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Jeep recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Jeep Wrangler. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Jeep Wrangler Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Jeep Wrangler motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Jeep has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1997 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Wrangler's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Wrangler by considering your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Jeeps

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Jeep? Your Wrangler engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Jeep Wrangler 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Jeep Wrangler, defer to Jeep's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1997 Jeep Wrangler Oil Change

When the time for your Wrangler’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Jeep vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Jeep Wrangler oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Wrangler 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.

1997 Jeep Wrangler Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Jeep Wrangler engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Jeep Wrangler engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Jeep oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Jeep Wrangler exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Jeep Wrangler Oil Changed

Give your Wrangler’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.