How to check the mileage on a jeep (Explained)

If you own a jeep or considering buying a used jeep, it is very important that you check the mileage. Checking the mileage and learning more about the odometer history allows you to know more about the miles and distance covered by the vehicle.

If you are also selling your vehicle, knowing the correct mileage allows you to sell the vehicle without any issues.

In this article, we will be looking at how to easily check the mileage on a jeep and also answer  frequently asked  questions about this topic.

How to check the mileage on a jeep

Car mileage is very important when deciding if you want to bring in your vehicle for servicing and maintenance. Here are the steps to checking the mileage on a jeep:

  1. Place your hands on the steering wheel in the recommended position of 10.00 and 2.00
  2. Check the right side and note the following buttons – UP, DOWN, and ON
  3. These three buttons usually control what is displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle.
  4. Press the “UP” and “DOWN” button repeatedly to display the mileage of the vehicle.

How to the read the mileage on a jeep

While it is one thing to check the mileage, knowing what it means is another thing. Depending on what you see during your mileage check, it might mean that your vehicle needs servicing or maintenance. Here are some milestones to be aware of.

Every 10,000 Miles:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Multipoint inspection
  • Wiper blades replacement

Every 20,000 Miles:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • Cabin dust/combination filter replacement
  • Brake fluid change
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Multipoint inspection
  • Wiper blades replacement

Every 30,000 Miles:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Multipoint inspection
  • Wiper blades replacement

Every 40,000 Miles:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • Cabin dust/combination filter replacement
  • Brake fluid change
  • All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory-recommended service intervals for your vehicle’s year and model
  • Multipoint inspection
  • Wiper blades replacement

Where is the odometer in a Jeep?

Unlike other vehicles, jeeps will usually display the odometer readings on the screen by default. It means that the odometer can be usually found on the dashboard except if you switch with any of the settings that may make the odometer disappear.

There are some cases where turning the cruise control button on will also cause the odometer to disappear. In some cases, turning on the MPH alert will also make the odometer disappear to make way for another system to take some space on the screen.

So, if you want to make sure that your odometer is always visible on your jeep’s dashboard, what you need to do is to disengage cruise control or remove the mph  alert.

Doing so will more than likely show your odometer on the dashboard on the screen without having to toggle different buttons and functions just to see your jeep’s total mileage.

How to check the real mileage of a jeep?

If you are looking to buy or sell a used jeep, then you want to authenticate the mileage on any jeep before making a purchase. This is because of the high increase in odometer fraud in the industry. It is very common to hear of used vehicles with tampered mileage. To check for the actual mileage, follow these steps

  • Check the maintenance documents of the vehicle. There will very generally be the mileage at the time of the intervention, this can help you follow the evolution of the automobile
  • Use a VIN decoding service to decode the vehicle VIN. This will provide you with the vehicle specifications and previous vehicle history including the mileage

How to know if the mileage has been changed

To spot if the mileage of a vehicle has been tampered with, look closely at the numbers on the odometer. Some automakers program odometers to show an asterisk if the mileage is changed. If you see a white or silver space, the odometer probably has been changed.

Conclusion

Checking the mileage on your Jeep is very easy. All you need to do is to locate the odometer and you can view the mileage history. Want to check if your vehicle mileage has been tampered with then run a VIN check now.

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