Oil Changes for 1997 Suzuki Sidekick

1997 Suzuki Sidekick Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Suzuki Sidekick? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1997 Suzuki Sidekick Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Suzuki Sidekick’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1997 Sidekick’s oil should be changed according to Suzuki’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Sidekick may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Suzuki recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Suzuki Sidekick. Suzuki has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1997 Sidekick. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Sidekick’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect 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 Sidekick by taking into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Sidekick engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Suzuki's recommendations to select the right  1997 Sidekick oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, defer to Suzuki's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Suzuki Sidekick Oil Change

When it's time for a 1997 Suzuki Sidekick oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sidekick’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1997 Suzuki Sidekicks. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Sidekick 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1997 Suzuki Sidekick

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Suzuki Sidekick? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Suzuki Sidekick engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Suzuki Sidekick 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Suzuki Sidekick spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Sidekick

Give your Sidekick’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.