Suzuki, like Toyota, started life building looms for the Japanese silk industry, in 1909, but started experimenting with small cars in 1937, designing several prototypes. None had been sold by the time war came, and afterwards Suzuki resumed loom production. It dabbled with transport again in the 1950s, first with motorbikes and then with cars. These days Suzuki is as well known for its bikes as it is for its cars, but also makes all-terrain vehicles and marine engines, and used to make motorised wheelchairs, prefabricated houses and power generators. It has several subsidiaries around the world, including Maruti Suzuki in India, which produces more than a million units a year. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Suzuki repair manuals and online procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts alike. We can give you all the guidance you need.