Oil Changes for 1988 Suzuki Samurai

How Often to Get 1988 Suzuki Samurai Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Suzuki Samurai’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 1988 Samurai’s oil should be changed according to Suzuki’s recommended oil change 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 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. 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 Type of Oil Does My Suzuki Samurai Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Suzuki Samurai motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Suzuki has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 Suzuki Samurai vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, 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 essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the 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? Your Samurai engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Suzuki Samurai 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. 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] 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Suzuki's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Suzuki Samurai.

Where Can I Get a Suzuki Samurai Oil Change

When it's time for a 1988 Suzuki Samurai oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Suzuki vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1988 Suzuki Samurais. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Samurai's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

1988 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Suzuki Samurai? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Suzuki Samurai 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 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Suzuki Samurai Oil Changed

Help your 1988 Suzuki Samurai run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.