Oil Changes for 1990 Suzuki Sidekick

1990 Suzuki Sidekick Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Suzuki Sidekick? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1990 Suzuki Sidekick Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Suzuki Sidekick’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 1990 Sidekick’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Sidekick may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Suzuki Sidekick. 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 Sidekick?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1990 Suzuki Sidekick motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Suzuki has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1990 Sidekick. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Sidekick’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s 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 Sidekick by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Suzuki? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1990 Suzuki Sidekick, refer to Suzuki's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Suzuki Sidekick Oil Change

When it's time for a 1990 Suzuki Sidekick oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Suzuki Sidekicks. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1990 Suzuki Sidekicks. Let the experts take care of your Sidekick’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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1990 Suzuki Sidekick

  • What can low oil do to my Suzuki Sidekick engine? 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 Sidekick engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Suzuki Sidekick oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Suzuki Sidekick spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Suzuki Sidekick Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Suzuki Sidekick run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.