Oil Changes for 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

1998 Suzuki Sidekick Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1998 Suzuki Sidekick 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. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 having your 1998 Suzuki Sidekick’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Suzuki-recommended oil change intervals, your Sidekick may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Type of Oil Does My Suzuki Sidekick Need?

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 oil for 1998 Suzuki Sidekick vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Sidekick's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Sidekick by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Sidekick engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Suzuki Sidekick oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 tested and trusted. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened 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 1998 Suzuki Sidekick.

Where to Go for 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Oil Change

The next time your Suzuki Sidekick needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Sidekick’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Suzuki Sidekick oil change will cost by calling ahead. 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 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

  • What can low oil do to my Suzuki Sidekick engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, 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.
  • Can I change my Suzuki Sidekick oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. 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 1998 Sidekick engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!