Oil Changes for 1997 Suzuki Esteem

1997 Suzuki Esteem Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Suzuki Esteem? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Suzuki Esteem Oil Changes

Need more info about 1997 Suzuki Esteem oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of 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 having your 1997 Suzuki Esteem’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Esteem 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Suzuki if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Suzuki Esteem?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Suzuki Esteem motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Suzuki has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1997 Suzuki Esteem vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Esteem’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Suzuki? Your Esteem engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Suzuki's recommendations to select the right  1997 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. 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] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Suzuki's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 Suzuki Esteem.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Suzuki Esteem

The next time your Suzuki Esteem needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Suzuki vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1997 Esteem oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Esteem 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.

1997 Suzuki Esteem Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Suzuki Esteem motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Suzuki Esteem engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Suzuki oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Suzuki Esteem spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Suzuki Esteem

Help your 1997 Suzuki Esteem run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.