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How to look after your Suzuki

Tyres are a safety feature and are the only point of contact between you and the road. We support the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents recommendation that you change your tyres when they’re at 3mm tread depth. Making sure the tyre pressure is correct is also important – as it can affect the performance of your car as well as increasing fuel consumption. You will find your vehicle's tyre pressures in your owner's handbook.

What should I do when checking my tyres?

To avoid any damage to your engine in between services, it’s important to maintain your engine oil at the correct level – not too much, not too little. Keeping yours topped up is easy.

How do I check the engine oil?

To be able to enjoy carefree motoring make sure your passengers and you are safe in your Suzuki.  A few small checks will give you piece of mind

Some minor checks per week could make the difference between a major service invoice or little costs and, when needed, passing the MOT test without problems 

Here's everything you need to know about an air con service.

By accident drained the battery?  It does happen sometimes.  Learn how to get yourself started if you do not have Homestart from your roadside assistance company.

Did you know that although Suzuki Genuine Parts may cost a little more, they are designed for your Suzuki and fit perfectly therefore making them the safest option available

Learn how to get the most out of your Suzuki radio.

Like to know how to use your Sat Nav.  Watch our video

Your phone and Suzuki working together.  What could be more sexy

Who would not love to hear their own choice of music. Sync your devices with your Suzuki and you can.

What do those lights and abbreviations mean

Always wondered what those dash board lights mean and do not fancy getting the Owner's handbook out. Watch this

Life seems to run on acronyms, we explain the ones used in your car.


When the nights draw in, cold temperatures, packed snow and icy patches can have a real impact on the traction of standard tyres. Here’s four reasons swapping to winter tyres can make a big difference.

How winter tyres put you in control...

When temperatures drop below 7ºC, standard tyres harden and lose flexibility, which can affect braking, accelerating and cornering. Winter tyres are carefully designed to absorb moisture and their rubber compound is adapted so as to greatly improve braking and traction in cold, wet, icy and snowy conditions.

 ...And help you avoid accidents

 Studies by Michelin (source: show that a good quality winter tyre can improve braking by up to 25% and collision avoidance by 38%. So the drive is safer for everyone on the road.

Grip comes down to your tyres

No matter how many electronic driver aids your car is fitted with, the ability to maintain grip is determined by your tyres. The expense of outfitting your vehicle with winter tyres is nothing compared to the reassurance of protecting the core stability of your vehicle.

Journeys made easier – wherever you are

Different countries have different winter safety specifications. In some countries, winter tyres can be a compulsory requirement. You should always take care to check regulations before driving in the EU in winter.

Prepare your car 

Driving on snow and ice 

Driver awareness 


For a safer more relaxing touring holiday, take a look at our handy list of “Do's and Dont's” before you set off.


  • Do check which documents you, your family and your vehicle need for touring in the UK or abroad.
  • Do check your Owners Handbook for your car’s maximum nose weight when working out “what can I tow"?
  • Do check your Owners Handbook for details on how to adjust your tyre pressures when carrying a full load.
  • Do remember that headlamp beam converters (contained within our European Roadside Assistance Pack) are necessary if you are driving in a left-hand drive country.
  • Do carry a Suzuki Genuine Accessory spare bulb kit when driving in the UK or abroad.
  • Do check the latest driving regulations for each country you’re visiting in case you need a GB sticker, warning triangles and hi-viz waistcoats.
  • Do talk to your Suzuki Service Centre about a Pre-holiday or Air Conditioning check, UK or European Assistance Packs, lights, tyres or any other touring related queries.


  • Don't exceed your vehicle’s recommended maximum towing weight or maximum permitted roof rack load. 
  • Don’t forget to check your insurance cover details before taking your vehicles abroad.
  • Don’t let bicycles carried on the rear of your car obscure the rear number plate or lights. If they do, use an auxiliary lighting board and number plate.

Tips for Driving abroad

It can be tricky planning a foreign driving holiday. Not to mention time consuming. So to give you a hand, we’ve pulled together some information to make the whole process a lot easier.

To make sure you’re well prepared for the trip ahead, download our Driving Holiday Checklist and our Compulsory Equipment List