1999 Suzuki Vitara Oil Change

1999 Suzuki Vitara Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Suzuki Vitara? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1999 Suzuki Vitara Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Suzuki Vitara’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.”

Suzuki recommends changing your 1999 Vitara’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Vitara may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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 terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Suzuki Vitara. 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 Vitara Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Suzuki Vitara. Suzuki has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1999 Vitara. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Vitara's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Vitara by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Suzukis

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Vitara engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Suzuki's recommendations to select the right  1999 Vitara 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 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed 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. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1999 Suzuki Vitara, defer to Suzuki's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Suzuki Vitara Oil Change

The next time your Suzuki Vitara needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Suzuki vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Suzuki Vitara oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Vitara 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 1999 Suzuki Vitara

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Suzuki Vitara? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Vitara’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Suzuki oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Suzuki Vitara spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1999 Vitara

Help your 1999 Vitara engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!