The engine is the heart of every car. It dies, and your Jeep dies with it. Thus it needs to be looked after and taken care of. The right Jeep accessories should also be used on your Jeep’s engine. A simple mistake would mean total damage. That is why the engine needs to be handled with care to give it a longer life span.
Engine maintenance might be expensive but pays off greatly. When the following guidelines are followed, your Jeep will always be in good functioning condition and will last for long.
Inspect Your Engine Regularly
Always carry out visual inspection on your engine to detect any problems that might be arising. This will keep you aware whenever engine components like transmission fluid, coolant fluid and brake fluid are getting exhausted. Regular engine inspection will also enable you to repair worn out engine accessories in advance before it’s too late.
Keep The Engine Oil In Check
Engine oil loses value with time. It loses its lubricating qualities as time goes by thus exposing the moving parts of the engine to wear and tear. The engine is also exposed to contamination by carbon deposits that clog the oil filter and the oil pick-up screen. This reduces the supply of oil to the engine parts and causes more friction leading to wearing out of the engine parts. Therefore it’s always good to keep on checking your engine oil and replacing it when necessary to keep your engine in check.
Use Clean Fuel
Whenever you are changing the fuel in the engine, be it transmission fluid, coolant fluid or brake fluid, you should always put in clean fluids. This helps in engine efficiency during its performance. It’s also advisable to add fuel stabilizers to the engine to prevent the gas from going stale.
Check Your Jeep Battery
The Jeep engine works hand in hand with the Jeep battery. It adds to the functionality of the engine. The battery case should be kept free from dirt and cracks for it to last long and lead to good performance of the engine. In case of cracks which might cause leakage, you should replace the battery.
Keep The Spark Plugs In Check
Spark plugs should always be checked for discoloration and the gap distance between contacts. A feeler gauge should be used to check the gap between the contacts. The spark plug wire and contact should then be cleaned and conductive grease added to improve the connection. Damaged plugs can affect the performance of the engine.
Use The Right Engine Replacement Parts
When replacing your Jeep’s engine accessories, always go for the right ones that are fit for your engine. It’s good to get advice from your mechanic on the right ones for your Jeep’s engine. Faulty engine parts might damage your engine beyond repair.