Maintaining Your Napleton Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee

Maintaining Your Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee.

Your new Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee is the scaled-down Trail-rated not-so-little brother of the big Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Capable of around town errands, a trip to work, and afterwards a place to play, it is all that and more.  It can be ordered in many different ways but the key thing is that you must take care to properly maintain it for years of reliable service, Power is available from engines including a 2.0-liter Inline 4-cylinder Turbocharged Direct Injection engine, a 2.4-liter Inline 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine and a 3.2-liter V6 engine with Variable Valve Timing.



Oil and Filters: Your Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee uses one of these three precision engines to get you and your loved ones to your destination and back on a daily basis.  But what they really need are the best oils and filters to insure they are running at their peak performance levels. That's why we suggest using Mopar-approved Conventional or Synthetic Motor Oil, and a new Mopar oil filter to remove dirt and debris. Your new Jeep is equipped with an Oil Change Indicator light that alerts you on the dashboard prior to the needs of the vehicle. Depending on how hard you drive your Cherokee since its last service, it could appear as soon as 4,000 miles or longer. Consult your Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee Owner's Manual and your Jeep Service Advisor for details.

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Other Essential Fluids: Transmission Fluid, Motor Oil, Brake Fluid, Coolant and Windshield Wiper Fluid are all essential to the safe and proper operation of your Jeep Cherokee. We personally like the idea of never having to refill the windshield wiper reservoir but until engineers perfect that concept we will just have to be content to keep refilling as needed. Planning an extended road trip? It's a good idea to have your Mid Rivers Jeep inspected by one of our expert service advisors before you hit the road. Stop by to have our friendly service pros top off your fluids, even between oil changes. Contact your Mid Rivers service pro for more information today.

Wheel Alignment: Wheel alignment is the absolute single way you will be able to get the longest possible life from a set of tires. In addition to the stress-free driving, you won't have to worry about a vehicle that wants to pull left or right while you intend on going straight. Properly aligned, rotated and with the tires properly inflated according to your load, your Cherokee will offer years of hassle-free driving. Falling out of alignment could be the result of a number of circumstances ranging from driving through a pothole, running into a curb, a parking block, or other hard contact with your Jeep Cherokee. Your Mid Rivers service advisor can schedule a routine alignment every six months or more if needed. A Napleton Pro-Tip: Always rotate and balance your tires before an alignment to insure equal tire wear at all four corners of your car.


Rotate those tires! Getting the longest life from the tires on your Jeep Cherokee requires they wear evenly. The best way to ensure this is through proper rotation according the diagrams in your Jeep Cherokee Owner's Manual. The best option is for rotation to occur every oil change. Of course, rules are made to be broken and in this case if you notice unusual or uneven wear on your tires, it is best to have them rotated right away. Rotating the tires on your Jeep Cherokee will insure the front tires don't wear out before the rears or vice versa. They should be rotated every 7,500-miles, and always before an all-wheel-alignment. A Napleton Pro Tip: Always rotate your tires before an alignment to insure they will have a chance to seat in correctly. This way, they should all have equal wear at the same time.



Pads and More: Not just a run of the mill part, your Jeep Cherokee brake pads and rotors are also safety devices. These pieces of specialized equipment are critical to the safe operation of your Cherokee and its occupants. With proper stopping power and control, they help to scrub off speed and bring your Jeep to a complete stop. Use them in a gentle manner and they should last for quite a while. Run up on a car in front of you and you will be replacing the brake pads and rotors sooner than later. Use them too much and you will eventually encounter a squeaking, metal-on-metal noise that requires replacement of the brake pads and rotors. Your Mid Rivers Jeep Service Advisor will be happy to inspect the brake pads and rotors whenever you are in for an oil change or other service. Replacing them with Genuine Mopar-approved replacement parts will help keep your Jeep Cherokee running like new, regardless of how old it really may be.
Spark Plugs: The Spark Plugs on your Jeep Cherokee are typically maintenance free, and good for a life expectancy of approximately 100,000 miles.  Your Mid Rivers Jeep, Chrysler, Ram, and Dodge Service Department stocks nearly every size of Mopar spark plug needed for your Jeep Vehicle, and will have you changed in no time! Your Cherokee's Owner's Manual offers more extensive information about these crucial pieces of equipment.



Wiper Blades: Windshield wiper blades are the gateway to the road ahead in your new Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee. That's why they need replacement every six months or so. Change them sooner if they become brittle or if they dry out, squeaky or noisy.  Those are the four signs indicating they have outlived their useful life. A Napleton Pro tip: If they are smearing and leaving water spots on the windshield, that's a good sign it's time for replacement. The Mid Rivers Jeep Parts and Service department stock a full lineup of Wiper Blades made specifically for your new Jeep Cherokee SUV.

Transmission Fluids: With the transmission on your Jeep Cherokee being a sealed unit, chances are that unless you exceed 100,000 miles you will end up selling it before servicing it. Ha, just kidding! We know Jeep owners are so passionate about their vehicles that their ownership will easily exceed 150,000 miles in its lifetime. As designed, the transmission on your new  Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee might need very little, if any, maintenance. But that doesn't mean you don't need to care about it. Jeep recommends a hands-off approach to transmission servicing except in situations where your  Jeep Cherokee is subjected to high-mileage, high-stressed driving, or where the transmission fluids might have become contaminated after a river crossing excursion, for instance. In which case, your Mid Rivers Service Department is able to drain and refill your transmission fluid, lickity split. Please check with your Jeep Cherokee Owner's Manual and your Mid Rivers Jeep Service Advisor.

Air Filters: A clean air filter helps your Cherokee to breathe freely, purifying the air going into the cylinders of your Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee. Constructed to trap particles and debris from entering the engine, a dirty filter can interrupt the air flow causing the Cherokee's engine to suffer. Eventually the filter becomes clogged, causing a loss in efficiency that reduces mileage. Your Mid Rivers Cherokee Owner's Manual suggests changing it every 30,000 miles unless you live near a desert region in the United States, in which case you should change it around 15,000-miles.  Your Mid Rivers Jeep service advisor would be happy to inspect it for you.
 
Finally: Your Mid Rivers Jeep Cherokee's Owner's Manual can offer much more detail on the care and proper feeding of your new Jeep. Additional information on the operation and service schedule of your new Mid Rivers Jeep vehicle is available from our group of factory-trained service associates. Our Jeep service professionals are eager to offer you service that will keep your Cherokee feeling like new. Call Mid Rivers CDJR for more information today.

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