1986 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change Service

When to Change 1986 Suzuki Samurai Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Suzuki Samurai? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Suzuki recommends changing your 1986 Samurai’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Suzuki-recommended oil change intervals, your Samurai may need an oil change if your check engine 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Suzuki if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Suzuki Samurai. 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 Samurai?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Suzuki Samurai motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Suzuki has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1986 Suzuki Samurai vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Samurai’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Samurai by considering your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Samurai deserves the best. Consult Suzuki's recommendations to select the right  1986 Samurai 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. 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 1986 Suzuki Samurai.

Where to Go for 1986 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change

When it's time for a 1986 Suzuki Samurai oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Suzuki Samurais. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1986 Samurai oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Samurai’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

1986 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Suzuki Samurai motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Suzuki Samurai engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Suzuki Samurai oil at home? 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 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 Samurai spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 Samurai

Help your 1986 Suzuki Samurai run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.