Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Schedule
Your Jeep Cherokee is a well-built and -equipped compact SUV prepared for anything from your daily commute to an off-road adventure. The best investment you can make to keep your Cherokee running at its best for years is to follow its recommended maintenance schedule.
Of course, we know that routine maintenance is easily missed when the owner’s manual seems overwhelming at first glance, and most drivers have a multitude of day-to-day obligations. Our automotive experts wanted to ensure that the drivers near the Detroit, New Baltimore, and Richmond, MI, areas get their Cherokee in for service on time.
That’s why we at Dick Huvaere’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wrote this guide to the Jeep Cherokee maintenance schedule. Continue reading to see how you can keep your Cherokee operating smoothly.
Oil Change Indicator System
As alerted by the oil change indicator system on your dashboard, replace the oil and filter in your Cherokee. This alert is dependent on regular driving conditions as well as your daily driving habits. Jeep recommends that you shouldn’t exceed 10,000 miles between oil change intervals and a heavily used Cherokee could let you know that it needs new oil as early as 3,500 miles.
Additionally, there are a few other services you should have performed each time you swap the oil and filter. These include:
- Battery inspection
- Tire rotation
- Brake system inspection (shoes, rotors, pads, and parking brake)
- Engine cooling system inspection
- Engine air cleaner inspection (if driving in dusty or off-road conditions)
- Exhaust system inspection
Standard inspections and maintenance at 2-year or 20,000-mile intervals should cover the front suspension, brake lining, parking brake, and CV joints. You will also want to have the cabin air filter replaced, which is responsible for filtering the Cherokee heating and air conditioning systems.
Every three years or 30,000 miles, you’ll want to replace the engine air cleaner filter and the spark plugs if you have the 2.0L engine in your Cherokee.
At this interval, all of the 20,000-mile services are repeated for the third time as well as the 30,000-mile replacement of the engine air cleaner and spark plugs (2.0L engine) for the second time.
Don’t worry, we didn’t omit any maintenance items from 40,000 miles to 100,000 miles—all of that mileage just requires repeated inspections and services. However, if you drive the 2.4L or 3.2L Cherokee, you’ll want to replace the spark plugs.
By this point, you will have repeated your 20,000-mile and 30,000-mile services. However, at this interval, or in the 10-year time span, the engine coolant needs to be flushed and replaced.
Schedule Your Next Service Appointment
After reading about all the maintenance items that you should have inspected and changed regularly, we hope that you feel confident in your ability to adhere to your Jeep Cherokee maintenance schedule. At Dick Huvaere’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we welcome any questions drivers around the Detroit, New Baltimore, and Richmond areas may have about maintaining their Cherokee for years to come.
Don’t wait to have your vehicle serviced. If it’s time for routine maintenance, schedule an appointment at our service center, so you can stay on the road longer.