Suzuki Liana Maintenance Checklist – What to Do? When to Do?

Maintaining automobiles as per the recommendations of the manufacturer is the only key for an extended, useful and trouble free life of a car. Suzuki Liana is an excellent car which has an ability to absorb variation to manufacturer’s maintenance schedule however, if the malpractice of disregarding mandatory checks continues, then the useful life of Suzuki Liana will be reduced considerably. In this article Suzuki Liana Maintenance Checklist – What to do? When to do?  is discussed to make owners aware about the tips for trouble-free drive of Suzuki Liana. Maintenance checks are categorized on the basis of odometer readings as well as the calendar periodicity. Out of the two periodicities, the best practice is to follow “whichever occurs first”, in this way Suzuki Liana will perform flawlessly and without trouble for extended times.

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Driving Conditions

Suzuki Liana is being used in various continents with varying environmental and atmospheric conditions. In order to keep Suzuki Liana free of problems preventive maintenance schedule is categorized into two driving conditions which are discussed below:-

Normal Driving Conditions

Following driving conditions are considered ‘Normal’ and maintenance checks categorized under this category is segregated for each mileage periodicity:-

  • Driving on smooth and paved roads
  • Driving in moderate atmospheric conditions where temperature varies between 10-35 Deg Celsius, and the humidity remains below 50%
  • Less dusty or polluted environment
  • Medium to long trips
  • Use of un-leaded fuel
  • Level terrain with no trailer towing

Severe Driving Conditions

Driving conditions not conforming to ‘Normal’ conditions is considered “Severe” Driving conditions, hence demands more intensive maintenance schedule to keep Suzuki Liana in road-worthy condition.




Types of Maintenance

There could be two types of maintenance actions; one is ‘Preventive Maintenance” checks while the other is “Corrective Maintenance” checks. Preventive maintenance is a pro-active maintenance actions performed in a planned way which prevent problems to surface. Preventive maintenance is always preferred over corrective maintenance because it minimizes the possibilities of roadside breakdowns or unplanned repairs, which not only are expensive deals but also result in delays or plan changes. Hence, if below-mentioned “Suzuki Liana What to do? When to do? Checklist” is followed, it is expected that owners will enjoy comfortable drives for a longer period.

“Inspect” or “Replace”

In the maintenance checklist, “Inspect” refers to a thorough inspection of highlighted area, where if any abnormality or problem is detected, corrective action must be undertaken right away. Whereas, “Replace” means mandatory replacement of that part at the defined periodicity.

Please note that checks mentioned against each checklist must be complied after completion of the mentioned mileage and subsequent multiples. Now let’s move on to Suzuki Liana maintenance checklist – What to do? When to do?
2500 KMs Maintenance Checklist (1500 Miles / 3-Months)
5000 KMs Maintenance Checklist (3000 Miles / 6-Months)
10000 KMs Maintenance Checklist (6000 Miles / 9-Months)
15000 KMs Maintenance Checklist (9000 Miles / 12-Months)
30000 KMs Maintenance Checklist (18000 Miles / 24-Months)
45000 KMs Maintenance Checklist (27000 Miles / 36-Months)




Maintenance Checks at 2500 KMs / 1500 Miles / 3-Months

Normal Driving Conditions

  • Perform general inspection of engine area to check for leakages or any other abnormality.

Severe Driving Conditions

  • Replace Engine Oil and Oil filter. Repeat every 2500 KMs / 1500 Miles / 3-Months.
  • Inspect Air cleaner filter. Repeat every 2500 KMs / 1500 Miles / 3-Months.

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Maintenance Checks at 5000 KMs / 3000 Miles / 6-Months

Normal Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned steps.
  • Replace Engine Oil and Oil Filter
  • Inspect Air Cleaner filter. Blow compressed air to clean.

Severe Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule.

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Maintenance Checks at 10000 KMs / 6000 Miles / 9-Months

Normal Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule.

Severe Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned steps.
  • Replace Nickel Spark Plugs at this periodicity however periodicity for Iridium spark plugs under severe driving conditions is every 30000 KMs / 18000 Miles. Spark plugs cleaning and replacement procedure.

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Maintenance Checks at 15000 KMs / 9000 Miles / 12-Months

Normal Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned steps.
  • Inspect Brake Discs and pads for thickness, wear and damage.
  • Inspect Tires for wear / damage. Also, recommended to interchange positions of wheels to cross positions i.e, interchange Right-front wheel to Left-Rear position and Left-front wheel to Right-Rear position.
  • For manual transmission, ‘Inspect’ Transaxle Oil (Gear Oil) for correct level and leakages. (For Auto transmission ‘Inspect’ every 30000 KMs)
  • Inspect Power Steering system for Oil leakages / level. Replenish if required.

Severe Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned steps.
  • Inspect Engine Drive belts for wear & tear. (Replace belts every 45000 KMs / 27000 Miles / 36-Months regardless of the condition).
  • Inspect wheel bearings for play or noise. Lubricate / replace if required.
  • Inspect Drive shaft and propeller shaft (4WD) and lubricate as required.
  • Inspect Auto transmission fluid hoses for leakages and weather effects.

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Maintenance Checks at 30000 KMs / 18000 Miles / 24-Months

Normal Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned steps.
  • Inspect Engine valve lash clearance and adjust according to defined measurements.
  • Inspect Engine exhaust system that includes bit not limited to cleaning of EGR (Exhaust Gas Regulator), Lambda sensor (O2/Oxygen sensor), condition of exhaust pipe and muffler etc.
  • Replace Nickel Spark Plugs at this periodicity however periodicity for Iridium spark plugs under normal driving conditions, is every 60000 KMs / 36000 Miles.
  • Inspect Fuel lines and connections for condition and leakages. Perform these checks critically because these checks involve safety of humans and equipment.
  • Brake Discs and pads for thickness, wear and damage.
  • Inspect Brake drums and shoes for wear and damage.
  • Inspect brake system hoses/pipes and connections for leakages and weather effects. Perform these checks critically because these checks involve safety of humans and equipment.
  • Replace Brake fluid every 30000 KMs regardless of condition.
  • Inspect Clutch fluid for level and leakages. Replenish if required.
  • Inspect suspension system for tightness of hardware, rattle sound and any damages.
  • Inspect manual / power steering system for tightness of hardware, rattle sound and any damages. Replace rubber bushes if necessary.
  • Inspect Auto transmission Transaxle Oil (Gear Oil) for correct level and leakages.
  • Inspect Auto transmission system hoses for leakages and weather effects. Replace any affected hose.
  • Inspect and lubricate all latches, hinges and locks.

Severe Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned steps.
  • Replace Air-Cleaner filter regardless of the condition.
  • Replace Iridium Spark Plugs every 30000 KMs at this periodicity however replacement periodicity for Nickel spark plugs under severe driving conditions is every 10000 KMs. Periodicity for Normal driving conditions vary from this schedule. Spark plugs cleaning and replacement procedure.
  • Replace Transaxle Oil for both manual and auto transmission systems.
  • Replace Transfer Oil in case of 4WD A/T and Differential Oil (4WD).

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Maintenance Checks at 45000 KMs / 27000 Miles / 36-Months

Normal Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned steps.
  • Inspect Engine drive belt for looseness, wear and weather effects and adjust or replace belts as necessary.
  • Replace Engine coolant regardless of condition.
  • Replace Air Cleaner filter regardless of condition.
  • Inspect Fuel tank for cleanliness and residual contaminants.
  • Inspect PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve for blockade. Blocked PCV may result in oil leakage from main engine seal which will be an expensive repair.
  • Inspect drive shaft axle boots for wear & tear, and also observe weather effects on rubberized parts.
  • Replace Trans-axle Oil in case of Manual Transmission system.
  • Inspect Transfer Oil in case of 4WD A/T, and Differential Oil (4WD) for correct level and leakages.

Severe Driving Conditions

  • Repeat maintenance checks of lower mileage schedule prior to performing under mentioned step.
  • Replace engine drive belts regardless of condition.

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2 comments on “Suzuki Liana Maintenance Checklist – What to Do? When to Do?”

  1. Waqas iqbal Reply

    I have a Liana 1.6, japanese,it is missing with CEL when accelerated or at 2500 + RPM at times, this is not a constant thing

    – this missing started after I went to car wash (2 weeks ago), I didn’t let him wash the engine. He sprayed water under the car and used air compressor on engine.
    – went to the mechanic who said that an injector grip was loose due to heavy air pressure (the grip had the lock broken), Anyway, he pushed the grip and said that the problem was over. but the missing didn’t go away
    – I suspected the coils so I wrapped insulation tape over the coils and did a test drive, car ran fine. I thought the issue was solved but it came back on the next drive
    – normally car runs fine for around 10 mins and then may start showing missing
    – even then if I slow down, it stops missing on 1st / 2nd gear at slow speed
    – and even the car starts running fine at high RPMs at times (specially when I go to get it checked from mechanic)

    So currently the missing is random

    Any advice, any checklist would be of great help




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