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1998 Nissan 200SX Service, Tires & Repairs


1998 Nissan 200SX Tires

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1998 Nissan 200SX Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 1998 Nissan 200SX tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R Tire Size
1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R V 29 PSI/33 PSI P195/55R15
1998 Nissan 200SX Base S 33 PSI/29 PSI P175/70R13
1998 Nissan 200SX SE S 33 PSI/29 PSI P175/65R14

1998 Nissan 200SX SE-R

P195/55R15

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/33 PSI

1998 Nissan 200SX Base

P175/70R13

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/29 PSI

1998 Nissan 200SX SE

P175/65R14

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/29 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 1998 Nissan 200SX

What tires are best for a 1998 Nissan 200SX? Check out the following tire brands and types.

SUREDRIVE ALL-Season
ALL-Season

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE Touring A/S
Touring A/S

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Toyo PROXES R1R
PROXES R1R

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Toyo Extensa A/S II
Extensa A/S II

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires

About 1998 Nissan 200SX Tires

Other than getting the proper tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan 200SX tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. If you're a diehard off-roader, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't leave the paved path. Browse Nissan 200SX tires online or come to your nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you.

Nissan 200SX Installation and More

We sell tires, but we also service them and care for all the around-the-wheel components. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! We make it easy to buy new 1998 Nissan 200SX tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time.

Questions About 1998 Nissan 200SX Tires

  • Why does Nissan tire inflation matter? The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Proper tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan 200SX? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Nissan tire numbers.
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan 200SX tires. Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan 200SX tires.

About 1998 Nissan 200SX Repairs

For most drivers, the words “car repair” don’t exactly spark excitement. We’re here to change that, though. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we want to make car repair painless and hassle-free. When it’s time for 1998 Nissan 200SX repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and our technicians will take care of your 200SX like it was their own. We'll work to evaluate the scope of repairs needed and explain your options. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

What Will Nissan 200SX Repairs Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 1998 Nissan 200SX, including which repairs are needed, costs of replacement parts or repair supplies, the amount of labor necessary to get the job done, and where you live. But regardless of where you’re located, check out our website for repair coupons and offers that could save you some cash.

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Questions About 1998 Nissan 200SX Auto Repairs

  • Can scheduled maintenance help me avoid repairs? One of the best ways to prevent 1998 Nissan 200SX repairs is by staying on top of your Nissan maintenance schedule. This schedule is written by the people who made your vehicle and they know best how to keep it running smoothly.
  • Should I bring my Nissan in even if I can't pinpoint the problem? You’re in your car, day in and day out. So, it’s only expected that you know your car better than anyone else! If you notice mysterious smells, strange engine noises, or other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms while driving, trust your instincts and stop into Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check. Catching a potential issue early could help prevent Nissan 200SX repairs.
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? Trust is more than just a saying on the wall. It’s a window underneath it. That’s why we won’t recommend services or repairs for your 1998 Nissan 200SX unless we think they’re vital to your safety on the road.

1998 Nissan 200SX Brake Repair

You might have a strong and reliable engine in your Nissan  200SX. But if you can’t stop it, it’s as good as scrap metal. If you’re experiencing squeaky brakes or a loss of braking power, don’t wait! Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. What's more, waiting for things to figure themselves out can result in more damage to your brakes and your wallet. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for the right brake repair for your 1998 Nissan 200SX. We offer many affordable brake repairs like brake pad/shoe removal and replacement, rotor/drum resurfacing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Nissan 200SX Brakes Questions

  • Why does my 200SX shake when I brake? Your 200SX could shake when you brake due to worn brake pads or rotors, warped rotors, loose or worn suspension components, or faulty brake calipers. You can always schedule a free brake inspection at the first sign of strange brake behavior.
  • What is the average lifespan of 200SX brake pads? In general, brake pads can last from 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Certain factors, like driving on highways mostly and braking smoothly, can help your brake pads last longer. Hauling heavy loads and riding your brakes can shorten brake pad lifespan.
  • Is it bad if my 200SX is leaking brake fluid when off? Your 200SX has a closed hydraulic brake system, meaning you should not have a brake fluid leak under normal conditions. However, parts of your brake system can wear out over time or become damaged, which can lead to a brake fluid leak.

Repairing Your Nissan 200SX Drivetrain

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 1998 Nissan 200SX drivetrain components Your Nissan could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards.

1998 Nissan 200SX Drivetrain Q&A

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Noises toward the back of your Nissan 200SX, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • What causes a 200SX’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate?  The malfunction indicator light — also known as the check engine light — on your 200SX can illuminate for a variety of reasons, including engine issues, electrical problems, damaged sensors, transmission problems, misfires, and faulty connections.
  • How serious is a drivetrain malfunction in my 200SX? A drivetrain malfunction in your 200SX should never be taken lightly. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can put you in danger and lead to further vehicle damage, so it's essential to have a qualified mechanic assess and repair the problem as soon as possible.

1998 Nissan 200SX Alignment Services

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Nissan 200SX's suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. When your car has an alignment service, the individual angles of your tires are adjusted so that they come into contact with the road in just the right way — the way Nissan intended them to. Bring your 1998 Nissan 200SX in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. If needed, we'll adjust your wheel alignment angles to match Nissan recommendations.

Nissan 200SX Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan 200SX out of alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • How often does your 200SX need a wheel alignment? Typically, your alignment should be checked every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Double-check your 200SX owner’s manual for Nissan's exact recommended schedule.
  • Do you need to get your 200SX wheels aligned? While you don’t necessarily need to get an alignment when putting new tires on your 200SX, it’s still a good idea. Ensuring your wheels are properly aligned can help support optimal handling, tire wear, and fuel efficiency.

Engine Repairs for Your 1998 Nissan 200SX

If your 1998 Nissan 200SX needs engine repair, our technicians will make sure you understand what’s going on before they start working on your engine. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a repair isn’t urgent right now, we’ll let you know. But if immediate repairs are necessary for your safety, we’ll make sure that's clear, too. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your engine repairs. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1998 200SX engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the serpentine belt, oil gasket, ignition coil, or another part.

Questions About 1998 Nissan 200SX Engines

  • Why does the check engine light in my 200SX turn on when I start my car? It's okay if your check engine light comes on when you first start your vehicle. This is a sign that your vehicle is testing its circuits. The light should go off shortly. Bring your vehicle in if it doesn't.
  • Are Nissan 200SX engine noises bad? Strange engine sounds can be a sign something’s off in your Nissan 200SX. Knocking or tapping could be a symptom of low oil. A high-pitched whistle could signal an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing can be traced back to a loose fan belt, and grinding might be a sign of brake problems rather than engine issues.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan 200SX engine?  Some driving habits are not so great for your engine. These include driving on a near-empty gas tank, flooring the gas pedal while the car is in Park, or accelerating too quickly, too soon. Protect your engine’s performance and efficiency by distancing yourself from these habits.

1998 Nissan 200SX Tire Repair

If the road has been rough on your 1998 Nissan 200SX tires, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. To start, we’ll consider the location of tire damage, the type of issue, the size and scope of the damage, and the amount of wear on your tires.

If your 1998 Nissan 200SX tire puncture can be repaired, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Remove the tire from the wheel for inspection and repair, (2) fill the puncture to keep the moisture out, and (3) secure and seal the inner tire liner to ensure the tire is airtight.

Nissan 200SX Tire Repair Questions

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? A flat tire that’s not addressed can take a terrible toll on the rest of your car. Until you have it repaired or replaced, drive your 200SX as little as possible to reduce your risk of damage to the wheels and alignment – or further damage to that already struggling tire!
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? Temporary sealants will solve your problem… for a little bit. If you’ve seen temporary or emergency tire sealant before (it usually comes in a can), it can be tempting to turn to this as a solution for your flat tire. Keep in mind that these fixes could buy you some time to get to Firestone Complete Auto Care for a proper repair, but they could also cause some harm in the process (for example, damage to your TPMS). Plus, using a product like this could void your tire warranty.
  • What is causing the tires on my 200SX to keep losing air? Tire punctures, damaged wheels, and leaking valve stems are possible reasons for your 200SX tires continuously losing air.

About 1998 Nissan 200SX Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 200SX, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1998 Nissan 200SX! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 200SX perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1998 Nissan 200SX problems later.

Overview of Essential Nissan 200SX Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 Nissan 200SX for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 200SX's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1998 Nissan 200SX maintenance. So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1998 Nissan 200SX Maintenance Questions

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan 200SX?  Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Nissan 200SX to high mileage oil?  Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Nissan 200SX engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Nissan 200SX to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

The Right Battery Size for a 1998 Nissan 200SX

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan 200SX?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
35-1 L4/2.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 500
24F-6 L4/2.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP L4/2.0L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750
26R-3 L4/1.6L Replacement 24 months Performance months 575
24F-6 L4/1.6L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP L4/1.6L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

1998 Nissan 200SX Car Batteries

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. Don’t get stranded by your 200SX’s car battery. Replace it regularly instead! Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A slow engine crank, an illuminated battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corroded battery terminals, or faded headlights can all be signs that your battery is on its last leg.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. Stop by for a free battery test and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 1998 Nissan 200SX running! Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for 200SX car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help figuring out the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Top Nissan 200SXCar Battery Questions

  • Why won’t my Nissan 200SX battery hold a charge?  A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery? The typical 12-volt car battery may last three to five years, depending on the type of battery, the driving conditions, and how well the battery is maintained.
  • What is the white, crusty substance accumulating on my 200SX’s battery post?  A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can cause a white, crusty buildup to form on the terminals of your 200SX car battery. This buildup — known as corrosion — can impede the flow of electricity and cause a range of issues, from poor performance to premature battery failure.

1998 Nissan 200SX Oil Changes

Nissan recommends having your 1998 Nissan 200SX’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your 200SX may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Nissan 200SX motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1998 200SX oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your 200SX’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. Let the experts take care of your 200SX’s engine by making an oil change appointment today.

1998 Nissan 200SX Oil Change Q&A

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan 200SX?  If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Nissan 200SX oil change reminder light. If the oil pressure light is illuminated, it could be due to low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor, or a clogged oil filter.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan 200SX oil at home?  First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also helps your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan 200SX spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke?  You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

1998 Nissan 200SX Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your 200SX’s engine. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1998 Nissan 200SX. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your 200SX's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your 200SX. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 200SX can determine what kind of service it needs. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A for 1998 Nissan 200SX

  • When should Nissan 200SX spark plugs be replaced?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Nissan’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 200SX? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • How often should I clean my Nissan 200SX fuel injectors? The frequency at which car fuel injectors should be cleaned can vary depending on several factors, including the type of fuel used and the driving conditions. Some manufacturers generally recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of your general car maintenance, or as needed based on symptoms of poor fuel system performance.

Suspension Service & Repair for 1998 Nissan 200SX

When you first bought your 1998 Nissan 200SX, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 200SX jolts, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1998 Nissan 200SX, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your 200SX suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

1998 200SX Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why is my Nissan 200SX bouncing excessively?  Excessive bouncing in your Nissan 200SX might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • Why does my 200SX tilt forward when I hit the brakes?  As you brake, the forward momentum of your 200SX combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's suspension?  Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.

A/C Service for Your 1998 Nissan 200SX

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 1998 Nissan 200SX A/C problems. In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 1998 Nissan 200SX A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1998 Nissan 200SX, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Nissan guidelines. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

Questions About 1998 Nissan 200SX A/C Systems

  • Why is my 200SX A/C blowing hot air? Maybe your A/C starts cool but then gets warm. Or maybe it never gets cold in the first place. Either way, your A/C troubles could be traced back to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak?  A/C system leaks are often due to a combination of age and moisture. Rubber seals and gaskets naturally degrade over time, allowing refrigerant to exit and moisture to enter your 200SX's A/C system.
  • What is causing my 200SX’s A/C to only work when the car is in motion? There could be issues with one or more components in the air conditioning or electrical system. Your 200SX may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

Transmission Services for 1998 Nissan 200SX

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 1998 Nissan 200SX transmission issues could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Nissan 200SX transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 200SX at all. Our technicians are trained to service 1998  Nissan 200SX transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 200SX’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Nissan running for miles and miles.

Questions About 1998 Nissan 200SX’s Transmission

  • Does my 200SX's transmission fluid need to be inspected?  Caring for your Nissan 200SX’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Nissan, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can my Nissan 200SX leak transmission fluid?  Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Nissan 200SX, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Should I avoid driving my Nissan 200SX if there is a transmission fluid leak?  You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your 200SX to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.

Vehicle Inspection for 1998 Nissan 200SX

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. The technician will begin by testing your Nissan 200SX's battery to find out how much charge is remaining on it. The check will continue with a visual inspection of your Nissan 200SX's filters, lights, wiper blades, fluid levels, belts, hoses, tires, and alignment.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but we also offer an in-depth Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 1998 Nissan 200SX. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes an examination (by hand!) of your steering, suspension, brakes, and exhaust system. With this inspection, we want to help you stay on top of any issues that may need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on where you live, your local Firestone Complete Auto Care may be able to perform state-mandated inspections or safety tests on your vehicle. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

1998 Nissan 200SX Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • How do I know if I should have an inspection on my Nissan 200SX? You drive your car, day in and day out, so you know it best. If you notice unusual engine noises or you can’t shake the feeling that something is 'off,' start with a Courtesy Check to stay ahead of potential issues.
  • Help! My 1998 Nissan 200SX failed the state inspection test. Can you get it to pass? Don’t panic! Come in for a complete inspection today and we’ll find (and repair) the root cause before you have your vehicle retested.
  • What's the ideal timing for a full vehicle inspection on my Nissan 200SX?  You should bring your Nissan 200SX in for a full vehicle inspection if something weird happens and you can’t find the problem. A new dashboard light might come on, you may hear strange sounds under the hood, or your steering might feel off. A complete inspection is also a great idea before a road trip for added peace of mind.

Radiator Service & Repair for 1998 Nissan 200SX

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 1998 Nissan 200SX is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. In fact, Nissan recommends replacing coolant/antifreeze at specific intervals, but you can also take note of any signs your radiator is going bad. You might be driving around (or about to be stranded) with a failing radiator if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant.

When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Nissan 200SX. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. From the radiator cap to the heater core, your 1998 Nissan 200SX is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1998 Nissan 200SX Radiator Q&A

  • What does the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard mean?  Pay attention to the temperature gauge and lights on your dashboard. If a low coolant warning light comes on or your dashboard temperature gauge keeps rising, it’s likely that your engine is about to overheat (and could leave you stranded on the road). Wait for the engine to cool down, then have your coolant system checked immediately at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • My 200SX overheated! What can cause that?  Low coolant, a damaged cooling fan, a faulty water pump, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a clogged radiator could all cause your Nissan 200SX engine to overheat.
  • Why does the radiator in my 200SX sound like it’s rumbling or boiling? There could be air pockets in your 200SX’s cooling system. You might also have a clogged radiator or faulty radiator cap (this last one is an easy fix!).