1989 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change

When to Change 1989 Suzuki Samurai Engine Oil

Need more info about 1989 Suzuki Samurai oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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.

Your 1989 Samurai’s oil should be changed according to Suzuki’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Samurai may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Suzuki if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Suzuki Samurai?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Suzuki Samurai motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Suzuki has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1989 Samurai. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, 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 your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important 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 preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Suzuki? We carry the best because your Samurai deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified 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 1989 Suzuki Samurai.

Where to Go for 1989 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change

When the time for your Samurai’s next oil change rolls around, 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 1989 Samurai oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Samurai today. 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.

1989 Suzuki Samurai Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Suzuki Samurai engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Suzuki Samurai engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Suzuki Samurai oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1989 Samurai

Help your 1989 Samurai engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!