Oil Changes for 2003 Suzuki Vitara

2003 Suzuki Vitara Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Suzuki Vitara? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2003 Suzuki Vitara Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2003 Suzuki Vitara? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Suzuki recommends having your 2003 Suzuki Vitara’s motor oil changed 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Suzuki Vitara. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Suzuki Vitara Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2003 Suzuki Vitara motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Suzuki has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2003 Vitara. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Vitara’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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, 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 Vitara deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Suzuki Vitara 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's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] 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. 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 fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2003 Suzuki Vitara, refer to Suzuki's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2003 Suzuki Vitara Oil Change

The next time your Suzuki Vitara needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Suzuki Vitaras. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Suzuki Vitara oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Vitara’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 2003 Suzuki Vitara

  • Should I check my Suzuki Vitara motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Suzuki Vitara 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? 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2003 Vitara

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