Oil Changes for 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Suzuki-recommended oil change intervals, your Grand Vitara may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Suzuki recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Suzuki Grand Vitara. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Suzuki has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Grand Vitara’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Grand Vitara by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Grand Vitara deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Suzuki Grand Vitara oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. 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 fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara, defer to Suzuki's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Suzuki Grand Vitara Oil Change

When the time for your Grand Vitara’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Suzuki Grand Vitaras. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2008 Grand Vitara oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Grand Vitara's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Suzuki Grand Vitara engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Grand Vitara’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. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Suzuki Grand Vitara exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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 the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2008 Grand Vitara

Help your 2008 Grand Vitara engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!