Jeep Recommended Service Intervals

Recommended Jeep Service & Maintenance Intervals - Germain CDJR
Routine maintenance is absolutely essential if you want to keep your vehicle running like new and to avoid the costly repairs that come with neglecting this maintenance. The schedules for this maintenance vary from brand to brand, model to model, and even year to year, but we’ve put together a general guideline for new Jeep vehicles. This is just a general guide though, and the best way to be certain of when your vehicle needs to be serviced is to check your owner’s manual.

Oil Change Service – Every 10,000 Miles

  • Engine oil lubricates and cleans the moving parts in your engine. It is absolutely vital to keeping your engine running, but fortunately changing the engine oil and filter is also quick and inexpensive.

Tire Rotation – Every 10,000 Miles

  • Tires wear in different ways depending on which axle end they’re attached to. A tire rotation moves all of the tires around and makes for more even wear that maximizes the life of the tires.

Climate Control Air Filter – Every 12,000 Miles

  • When your vehicle’s climate control system draws air from outside, that air is filtered through a dedicated air filter that needs periodic replacing. This is also sometimes called a pollen filter, and allergy sufferers tend to be the most appreciative of a fresh one.

Engine Air Filter – Every 30,000 Miles

  • Your engine needs clean air too. It produces the most power and is at its most efficient when it can get a lot of clean air, so for that it needs a clean filter.

Tie Rod Ends and Boot Seals – Every 40,000 Miles (If Needed)

  • These are components of the steering system, and while they might be fine at 40,000 miles, that is about what the average lifespan is, and when you’re in for your 40,000-mile oil change and tire rotation, the tie rod ends and boot seals are checked thoroughly to see if they need changing as well.

Spark Plugs – Every 100,000 Miles

  • Spark plugs are what light the fuel/air mixture in your vehicle’s engine. While they last a lot longer these days compared to a few decades ago, spark plugs will still corrode over time, and a good spark is essential to maximizing the power and efficiency of your engine.

PCV Valve – Every 100,000 Miles

  • During normal operation, combustion can cause a buildup of pressure in the engine crankcase. A PCV valve relieves this pressure, which can cause the engine to run rough if the valve becomes clogged.

Engine Coolant – Every 150,000 Miles

  • While your engine coolant level is checked every service, and topped up as necessary, coolant eventually breaks down and becomes contaminated. So it’s important to periodically flush and replace the old coolant.

Accessory Drive Belt(s) And Tensioner – Every 150,000 Miles

  • Your vehicle’s air conditioning, power steering, and entire electrical system all run off a belt driven by the engine. Obviously, quite a lot will go wrong if this belt breaks, so it’s important to periodically replace the belt, as well as the tensioner that holds it in place.

Checked At Every Service And Replaced As Needed:

  • Battery, including checking terminals for corrosion
  • Brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses and parking brake
  • CV Joints
  • Engine cooling system protection and hoses
  • Exhaust system