1996 Suzuki Esteem Oil Change Service

1996 Suzuki Esteem Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Suzuki Esteem? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1996 Suzuki Esteem Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1996 Suzuki Esteem? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Suzuki recommends changing your 1996 Esteem’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Suzuki-recommended oil change intervals, your Esteem may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Suzuki recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Suzuki Esteem. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Suzuki Esteem Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Suzuki Esteem motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Suzuki has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1996 Esteem. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Esteem's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Esteem by considering your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Suzuki? We carry the best because your Esteem deserves the best. Consult Suzuki's recommendations to select the right  1996 Esteem oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 Suzuki Esteem, defer to Suzuki's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Suzuki Esteem

When the time for your Esteem’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Esteem’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Suzuki Esteem oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Esteem’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1996 Suzuki Esteem

  • What can low oil do to my Suzuki Esteem engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Esteem’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Suzuki oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Suzuki exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Suzuki Esteem

Help your 1996 Esteem engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!