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How Often Does Your Jeep SUV Need Maintenance?

Discover Jeep Maintenance Tips.

As a Jeep owner, you probably already know the importance of taking care of your SUV. Regular maintenance will not only ensure your SUV continues to perform at its peak but also prevent breakdowns and save you money on costly repairs. But how often should you bring in your SUV for maintenance? Let’s explore. In this article, our team at Watson Ludington will look at when and how frequently you should service your SUV to keep it up and running for years to come.

Jeep Maintenance Schedule

The optimal service intervals for your Jeep will depend on the SUV’s age, mileage, and driving conditions. So, we recommend checking your owner’s manual to know when and what service your SUV will need after a certain period or miles. But here is the general maintenance schedule for Jeep SUVs:

Every Month

    • Check engine oil
    • Check other fluid levels (coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer, transmission fluid, and the like)
    • Check tire pressure
    • Check the exterior and interior lights
    • Check for unusual wear or damage. Rotate your tire if you notice any signs of uneven wear.

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20,000 Miles - 30,000 Miles

20,000 Miles

    • Inspect the universal and CV joints
    • Check the front suspension and tire rod ends
    • Check the braking linings and parking brake
    • Replace the air conditioning or cabin air filter
    • Check the front and rear axle fluid

30,000 Miles

    • Check the transfer case and transfer fluid levels
    • Change the engine air cleaner filter
    • Change the manual transmission fluid (if you are using your SUV for towing, off-roading, police, delivery service, etc.

40,000 Miles

    • Inspect the universal and CV joints
    • Check the front suspension and tire rod ends (and replace if necessary)
    • Check the braking linings and parking brake
    • Replace the air conditioning or cabin air filter
    • Change the front and rear axle fluid

60,000 Miles

    • Check the transfer case and transfer fluid levels
    • Change the engine air cleaner filter
    • Check the transfer case fluid levels
    • Change the engine air cleaner filter
    • Replace the spark plugs (if applicable).

40,000 Miles - 60,000 Miles

80,000 Miles - 100,000 Miles

80,000 Miles

    • Check the CV and universal joints
    • Inspect the front suspension and tire rod ends
    • Check the braking linings and parking brake
    • Replace the air conditioning or cabin air filter

100,000 Miles

    • Inspect the universal and CV joints
    • Check the front suspension and tire rod ends
    • Check the braking linings and parking brake
    • Replace the air conditioning or cabin air filter
    • Check the front and rear axle fluid
    • Change the spark plugs (if applicable)
    • Rotate the tires
    • Check and replace the PCV valve
    • Flush and change engine, intercooler, and MGU coolant ( if necessary)

Get Your Jeep Maintenance Done at Watson Ludington.

Regular maintenance is the secret to a long-lasting Jeep SUV. Contact us or drive into our Jeep service department near Custer, MI, to book an appointment with our experts. Our technicians have the necessary skills, experience, and tools to keep your SUV in top working condition. Or are you in the market for a reliable Jeep SUV? We have many fantastic models you will be proud to call your own. Our inventory includes the Jeep Compass, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Visit our dealership today to check out these go-anywhere SUVs and arrange a test drive.

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