1998 Suzuki Esteem Maintenance

1998 Suzuki Esteem Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Suzuki Esteem? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1998 Suzuki Esteem

How often should I service my 1998 Suzuki Esteem?

Your Guide to 1998 Suzuki Esteem Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Suzuki Esteem to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Esteem has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Esteem maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1998 Suzuki Esteem!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Suzuki, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Esteem running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1998 Suzuki Esteem problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Suzuki Esteem

Bring your 1998 Suzuki Esteem to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Esteem’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1998 Suzuki Esteem be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Suzuki Esteem battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Esteem stranded. Your Suzuki Esteem won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1998 Suzuki Esteem engine. See Suzuki's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 Esteem in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1998 Suzuki Esteem.

Maintaining your Suzuki Esteem steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Suzuki Esteem steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Suzuki Esteem's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Suzuki Esteem maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Suzuki Esteem cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Suzuki Esteem radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1998 Suzuki Esteem maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1998 Suzuki Esteem Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Suzuki Esteem. Get answers to common Suzuki Esteem maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Suzuki Esteem alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Suzuki Esteem? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Suzuki Esteem engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Suzuki? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Suzuki Esteem, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Suzuki Esteem Maintenance Service

Your Suzuki Esteem isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.