Q: How often should I lubricate suspension? I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

asked by on January 03, 2017

How often should I lubricate suspension? I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

The published maintenance schedule for your vehicle only lists an inspection recommendation for the front suspension and that would be every 6,000 miles. There is no reference to lubricating ball joints or tie rod ends, on the maintenance schedule, presumably because those are sealed units on your vehicle which is fairly typical. If you do happen to see zerk fittings on any ball joint or tie rod, it would not be unreasonable to add a small amount of grease every 36,000 miles or so. Note that aftermarket replacement ball joints and tie rods are often equipped with zerk fittings so if you see those fittings, parts may have been replaced on your vehicle. Generally, the preferred replacement parts are OEM dealer sourced. Should you desire an inspection of the front suspension, by all means let us know.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $65/hr

What others are asking

How do I secure the floor mats in place?

Certain floor mats are designed to be used on specific models. They should be secured in place so they don’t move around. Attach the floor mat by putting the retaining hooks into the eyelets on the floor mats. To...

Ticking noise from engine

Hello. A ticking noise can be caused by a variety of components. Does it increase in speed with the engine? Does they typically happen in while warm or cold, or does it happen constantly? It may be a lifter or...

My Throttle Body sensor, and traction lights just came on after getting thermostat changed. Is there a procedure that I have to do

The appearance of the warning lights might just be coincidental to the thermostat replacement as the systems have nothing to do with a thermostat replacement. It's possible though that you disturbed electrical wiring and/or connections to the affected components. If...

Power steering failure - 2012 Porsche Panamera

It is possible that the steering rack, which mechanically moves the steering links to the wheels, has been damaged. Have your steering checked by Porsche (if still under warranty), or by a professional mechanic - like a certified technician from...

How do I use the seat belt with the detachable anchor?

The rear seat belt may have a detachable anchor to help improve safety. Here’s how to use it: 1. Remove both the small latch plate, and the standard latch plate from the slot in the ceiling. 2. Buckle the small...

Can a jeep run and drive without a water pump??

Driving or running the engine without the water pump working to circulate the coolant through the motor will cause the motor to overheat and may damage the engine costing thousands of dollars versus using a tow truck to take the...

I have a Nissan Sunny - what type of fuel can I use? 91 or 95 - both are available in Saudi Arabia

The Nissan Sunny is not considered to have a high performance, high compression engine. Saudi Aramco's general advice with regard to 91 versus 95 octane fuel is to use 91 octane unless the vehicle specifies 95 only or if the...

My engine is surging at 2500 rpm's.

Hi there. First check the ECM for any codes that are present. If the codes are logged for the camshaft position sensor, then check harness to the camshaft position sensor and make sure that there is a reference voltage. If...

Guys to replace a timing cover gasket for a chevy malibu 2012 ls 2.4 do I meed to jsck up the engine?

The position of the engine is not changed. However, to remove the cover and the old gasket, you have to remove the right engine mount. The engine must be supported either with a bar support at top or from below...

Related articles

How Often Does the Suspension System Require Routine Maintenance?
Keeping Keeping a car, truck, or other vehicle running safely and efficiently requires a certain amount of routine maintenance. Most owners know that they’re supposed to get their oil changed periodically, but what about the suspension — what routine maintenance...
What Are the Dangers of Driving a Vehicle With a Broken Suspension?
Every car, truck, and SUV has a suspension, the collection of parts that holds the car off the ground, cushions passengers and cargo from bumps,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Suspension Air Bag
Common signs include the rear feeling loose or spongy, a bouncy or rough ride, the air compressor running frequently, and sagging on one side.