Oil Changes for 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Engine Oil

Need more info about 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Suzuki recommends changing your 2012 Grand Vitara’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Grand Vitara may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Suzuki Grand Vitara. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Suzuki Grand Vitara. Suzuki has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2012 Grand Vitara. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Grand Vitara's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Grand Vitara by taking into account your driving habits, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Suzuki's recommendations to select the right  2012 Grand Vitara 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 proven winners. 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] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, refer to Suzuki's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Suzuki Grand Vitara

The next time your Suzuki Grand Vitara needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Suzuki Grand Vitaras. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Suzuki Grand Vitara oil change will cost by calling 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.

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Suzuki Grand Vitara motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Suzuki Grand Vitara engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Suzuki Grand Vitara oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 Grand Vitara

Give your Grand Vitara’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.