2010 Jeep Wrangler Engine Oil Capacity

You’ll need to know the engine oil capacity before you change the oil in your 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Learn more here.
Written by Talullah Blanco
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
You’ll have to change the engine oil to maintain your 2010 Jeep Wrangler and keep it in excellent condition, and to do that you’ll need to know your engine oil capacity (6 quarts).
Equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 202 hp and a six-speed manual transmission as standard, the 2010 Jeep Wrangler has the power to take on any terrain so long as it is properly maintained.
Adhering to a
regular maintenance schedule
is the best way to keep your 2010 Jeep Wrangler in tip-top adventuring shape. But regular maintenance services aren’t cheap. Luckily, you can change the engine oil in your Wrangler yourself to reduce
oil change costs
once you’ve got the engine oil capacity. 
You’ll find all the specs you need in this
car repair
guide along with instructions to change the oil in your 2010 Jeep Wrangler. 
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2010 Jeep Wrangler engine oil capacity

Let’s begin with engine oil capacity—that’s how much oil you need to fill your engine. 
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler engine oil capacity is 6 quarts or 5.7 liters, with a filter. You can confirm the engine oil in your
user guide
, more commonly known as an owner’s manual. Just make sure you get your engine oil capacity, not your engine’s displacement which is the volume of the cylinders. 
While the engine oil capacity and engine displacement may look similar, they are not interchangeable with one another. 

What kind of oil does a 2010 Jeep Wrangler need?

Next, we’ll cover the oil type and the 2010 Jeep Wrangler takes
5W-20 motor oil
with an SAE classification. Not sure what those numbers and letters mean? We’ll cover the engine oil grade in detail here. 
The 2010 Jeep Wrangler uses 5W-20 grade engine oil. That’s a low-viscosity engine oil that reduces engine wear and performs well in cold weather conditions. The “W” signifies winter and the numbers indicate the oil viscosity or thickness at a low starting temperature and high operating temperature. In this case, the first number “5” in the oil grade means the oil is thinner at low temperatures and the “20” indicates the oil is less thick at high temperatures. 
The SAE stands for Society of Automatic Engineers means the oil complies with the U.S.-based organization’s oil standards. 

How often to change the oil on a Jeep Wrangler

Jeep recommends getting the oil changed in your Wrangler every 3,500 to 5,000 miles for conventional oil. However, opting for synthetic oil means you can go anywhere from 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. 
The frequency at which you should change the oil in your 2010 Wrangler will vary slightly depending on factors such as your driving habits and if you live in a city with extreme temperatures (think
Palm Springs
) where sweltering desert summers and icy cold winters are commonplace. Too hot or too cold temperatures will stress the engine oil, requiring more frequent oil changes. 
That’s why it’s important to check your oil once a month or every other refuel and keep an eye out for these signs that you need an oil change:
You may need to get your Jeep Wrangler's oil changed ahead of schedule if you notice the above signs. 

How to change your oil and oil filter

Whether you're changing your Wrangler’s engine oil yourself to save money or become a more hands-on vehicle owner, we’re here to help. All you need is a socket and filter wrench, a drain pan, a replacement filter, and of course, 6 quarts of 5W-20 motor oil to begin.
Start by warming up your Wrangler to normal operating temperatures. To do this, run your engine for about five minutes, and then you can change your engine oil. Here’s how:
  • Set the drain pan under the drain plug 
  • Disconnect the oil cap
  • Remove the drain plug and washer with a wrench
  • Drain the oil into the drain pan
  • Replace the old filter with the new one
  • Wipe down then reinstall the drain plug and washer
  • Pour the new oil into the filler opening to fill the engine with oil
  • Screw on the oil cap 
Now start your engine to make sure there aren’t any leaks near the drain plug or oil filter and use the dipstick to check your oil levels. If your oil warning lights are no longer lit, you’ve successfully changed Wrangler's engine oil!
All that’s left to do is clean up: pour the old oil into a sealed container and check your local regulations for proper disposal.  
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