1985 Nissan 300ZX Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1985 Nissan 300ZX

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1985 Nissan 300ZX?

Here’s Why 1985 Nissan 300ZX Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Nissan 300ZX, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 300ZX. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 300ZX, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1985 Nissan 300ZX maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 300ZX running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1985 Nissan 300ZX problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Nissan 300ZX Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1985 Nissan 300ZX for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 300ZX's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1985 Nissan 300ZX? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Nissan 300ZX battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Nissan 300ZX won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1985 Nissan 300ZX engine. See Nissan's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1985 300ZX in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1985 Nissan 300ZX.

Maintaining your Nissan 300ZX steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Nissan 300ZX steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Nissan 300ZX's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Nissan 300ZX maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Nissan 300ZX’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Nissan 300ZX radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1985 Nissan 300ZX maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1985 Nissan 300ZX Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Nissan 300ZX. Get answers to common Nissan 300ZX maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan 300ZX? You know your Nissan 300ZX better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Nissan 300ZX to high mileage oil? If your Nissan 300ZX has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Nissan dashboard lights on? 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 300ZX to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Nissan 300ZX

Your Nissan 300ZX isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.