1996 Suzuki Sidekick Maintenance Schedule

1996 Suzuki Sidekick Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Suzuki Sidekick? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1996 Suzuki Sidekick?

Here’s Why 1996 Suzuki Sidekick Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Suzuki Sidekick and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Sidekick. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Sidekick maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick!

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. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Sidekick running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1996 Suzuki Sidekick problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Suzuki Sidekick

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in 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 Sidekick’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick. In general, car batteries only last 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 Sidekick 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 Sidekick won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick's engine run smoother. See Suzuki's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 Sidekick 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick.

Routine upkeep for your Suzuki Sidekick suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Suzuki Sidekick 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 Sidekick's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Suzuki Sidekick services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Suzuki Sidekick engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Suzuki Sidekick? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 Suzuki Sidekick maintenance.

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

1996 Suzuki Sidekick Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Suzuki Sidekick. Get answers to common Suzuki Sidekick maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Suzuki Sidekick? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 Sidekick is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Suzuki Sidekick need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Suzuki Sidekick? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Suzuki? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Suzuki Sidekick, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Suzuki Sidekick

Your Suzuki Sidekick isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.