Oil Changes for 2012 Suzuki SX4

2012 Suzuki SX4 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Suzuki SX4? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 Suzuki SX4 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Suzuki SX4? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.

Suzuki recommends changing your 2012 SX4’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Suzuki-recommended oil change intervals, your SX4 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess 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 at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Suzuki SX4. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Suzuki SX4 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Suzuki SX4. Suzuki has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2012 SX4. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your SX4’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check 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 SX4 by taking into account your driving habits, 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 SX4 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Suzuki's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Suzuki SX4.

Where Can I Get a Suzuki SX4 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Suzuki SX4 oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Suzuki SX4s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2012 SX4 oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your SX4's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

2012 Suzuki SX4 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Suzuki SX4 motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your SX4’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Suzuki SX4 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. 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 worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Suzuki SX4 Oil Changed

Help your 2012 SX4 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!