1989 Suzuki Samurai Scheduled Maintenance

1989 Suzuki Samurai Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1989 Suzuki Samurai?

What to Know About 1989 Suzuki Samurai Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Suzuki Samurai, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Samurai. 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. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1989 Suzuki Samurai!

Suzuki knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Samurai running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1989 Suzuki Samurai problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Suzuki Samurai Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 Suzuki Samurai 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Samurai’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1989 Suzuki Samurai be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. 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. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Suzuki Samurai won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1989 Suzuki Samurai engine. See Suzuki's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1989 Samurai in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1989 Suzuki Samurai.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Suzuki Samurai can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Suzuki Samurai steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Suzuki Samurai's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Suzuki Samurai maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 it time to replace the radiator in your Suzuki Samurai? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1989 Suzuki Samurai maintenance.

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

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1989 Suzuki Samurai. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Suzuki today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 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 1989 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? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Suzuki Samurai engines.
  •  Why are my Suzuki dashboard lights on? 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.

Get Top-Notch Suzuki Samurai Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Suzuki Samurai maintenance appointment today.