1998 Nissan 240SX Oil Change

1998 Nissan 240SX Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Nissan 240SX? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Nissan 240SX Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Nissan 240SX’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends having your 1998 Nissan 240SX’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your 240SX may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Nissan 240SX. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Nissan 240SX?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Nissan 240SX motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1998 Nissan 240SX vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your 240SX’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Nissan's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Nissan 240SX.

Where to Go for 1998 Nissan 240SX Oil Change

The next time your Nissan 240SX needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 240SX’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Nissan 240SX oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 240SX today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1998 Nissan 240SX Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan 240SX engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Nissan 240SX engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Nissan 240SX oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Nissan 240SX

Give your 240SX’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.