Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule
Regular service will keep your Nissan Altima operating efficiently for the long haul. By regular, we mean that a simple maintenance schedule should be followed, based on various mileage intervals outlined by Nissan. Some of these intervals will require basic services, such as oil changes and tire rotations, while other intervals down the line will add service items such as replacement of fluids and components. These service visits also allow factory-trained Nissan technicians to spot small issues that can become large problems if they’re not addressed.
Each time you log another 7,500 miles on your Altima’s odometer, it’s time for an oil change and tire rotation. At the same time, your service technician should provide a general inspection on the vehicle’s major systems, such as an examination of the brakes, belts, and hoses, in addition to checking for any strange noises or fluid leaks. In doing this, the service technician will be able to catch developing issues so that they can be addressed before they build into extensive – and expensive – repairs. After this service, the next appointment for the same services should be made for the Altima’s 15,000-mile mark.
Once the Altima hits 30,000 miles, some additional maintenance procedures – mostly more in-depth inspections and replacement of fluids (brake fluid, transmission fluid, and engine coolant) – will need to be done alongside your next oil change and tire rotation. It’s also recommended that the spark plugs, air filter, and fuel filter, be changed out at this interval. Also, depending on how gently (or not) you drive your vehicle, it may need its brake pads and tires replaced. As the odometer continues to climb, there will be more components that should be replaced. That said, you should count on a major service at each subsequent interval of 30,000 miles.