1986 Suzuki Samurai Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1986 Suzuki Samurai

How often should I service my 1986 Suzuki Samurai?

Here’s Why 1986 Suzuki Samurai Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Suzuki Samurai and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Samurai has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Samurai maintenance. Just follow your 1986 Suzuki Samurai maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Suzuki themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Samurai's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Suzuki Samurai problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Suzuki Samurai Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Suzuki Samurai for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Samurai's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Suzuki Samurai. 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Suzuki Samurai battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Samurai stranded. Your Suzuki Samurai won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Suzuki Samurai running newer, longer. See Suzuki's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 Samurai 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 Suzuki Samurai.

Routine upkeep for your Suzuki Samurai suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Suzuki Samurai suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Suzuki Samurai's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Suzuki Samurai 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 Samurai cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Suzuki Samurai radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Suzuki Samurai maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 1986 Suzuki Samurai Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Suzuki Samurai. Get answers to common Suzuki Samurai maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Suzuki Samurai? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 Samurai is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Suzuki Samurai to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Suzuki Samurai? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Suzuki? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Suzuki Samurai in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Suzuki Samurai

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