Oil Changes for 1987 Suzuki Samurai

How Often to Get 1987 Suzuki Samurai Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1987 Suzuki Samurai? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1987 Suzuki Samurai’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Samurai may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Suzuki recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Suzuki Samurai. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Suzuki Samurai Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1987 Suzuki Samurai motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Suzuki has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1987 Samurai. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Samurai’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Samurai 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 stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Suzuki's recommendations to select the right  1987 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, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1987 Suzuki Samurai, defer to Suzuki's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1987 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change

The next time your Suzuki Samurai needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Samurai’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1987 Samurai oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Samurai’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

1987 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Suzuki Samurai engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Samurai’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Suzuki Samurai 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 Samurai spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Suzuki Samurai

Help your 1987 Samurai engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!