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1987 Nissan 300ZX Tires, Repair & Service


1987 Nissan 300ZX Tires

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1987 Nissan 300ZX Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 1987 Nissan 300ZX 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
1987 Nissan 300ZX Turbo V 28 PSI/28 PSI 225/50VR16
1987 Nissan 300ZX Base H 28 PSI/28 PSI P215/60R15

1987 Nissan 300ZX Turbo

225/50VR16

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/28 PSI

1987 Nissan 300ZX Base

P215/60R15

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/28 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 1987 Nissan 300ZX

What tires are best for a 1987 Nissan 300ZX? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Potenza RE71RS
Potenza RE71RS

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
SUREDRIVE ALL-Season
ALL-Season

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE Sport
Sport

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Toyo PROXES R1R
PROXES R1R

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires

Choosing 1987 Nissan 300ZX Tires

Beyond the correct tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan 300ZX tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one set for winter, one set for summer. 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. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your Nissan 300ZX.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! We make it easy to buy new 1987 Nissan 300ZX tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time.

Questions About 1987 Nissan 300ZX Tires

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Nissan 300ZX tires? 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 300ZX 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 300ZX tires.

About 1987 Nissan 300ZX Repairs

For most drivers, the words “car repair” don’t exactly spark excitement. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. When it’s time for 1987 Nissan 300ZX repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and our skilled repair technicians will get your 300ZX back on the road. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. If a repair isn't necessary, we won't recommend it.

What Will Nissan 300ZX Repairs Cost?

The cost to repair your 1987 Nissan 300ZX depends on which repairs are needed, the cost of any replacement parts, the labor involved, and your locale. We update them regularly to keep our deals fresh!

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1987 Nissan 300ZX Auto Repair Questions

  • Can scheduled maintenance help me avoid repairs? One of the best ways to prevent 1987 Nissan 300ZX 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.
  • What does it mean to be 'in tune' with your car? 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 300ZX repairs.
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? We won’t recommend a service or repair for your 1987 Nissan 300ZX unless we think it’s necessary to keep you safe. Want to know more about a specific recommended repair? Ask! We’re here to help.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Brake Repair

Your Nissan 300ZX may be powered by a strong engine. But if you can't stop it, then it's 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. Plus, ignoring your brake problems can result in more damage and higher brake repair bills. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 1987 Nissan 300ZX brake repairs. We offer many affordable brake repairs like pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Nissan 300ZX Brakes Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can cause my 300ZX to shake when I apply the brakes? Feeling shaking or vibrating in your 300ZX as you brake might indicate a few different problems, including worn brake pads or rotors, loose suspension components, damaged brake calipers, or warped rotors. Book an appointment for a free brake inspection as soon as you notice a problem with your brakes.
  • How long can I expect my 300ZX brake pads to last? Brake pads typically last about 30,000 to 40,000 miles. However, driving conditions can affect this range. Sticking to highway driving and braking smoothly can help extend the life of your brake pads, while towing heavy loads or frequently riding your brakes can shorten it.
  • Does brake fluid leak when the car is off? Your 300ZX brake system is a closed hydraulic system, which means that the brake fluid should not leak out of the system under normal circumstances. However, over time, the various components of the brake system can wear out or become damaged, which can cause brake fluid to leak out of the system.

When to Get Nissan 300ZX Drivetrain Repairs

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 1987 Nissan 300ZX drivetrain components Your 300ZX might need driveshaft repair if you notice resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Drivetrain Questions

  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Nissan drivetrain system? Your Nissan 300ZX drivetrain might be damaged if you notice strange noises from the rear of your vehicle, see fluid leaking, or have issues turning.
  • Why is my 300ZX malfunction indicator light (MIL) on?  The malfunction indicator light — also known as the check engine light — on your 300ZX can illuminate for a variety of reasons, including engine issues, electrical problems, damaged sensors, transmission problems, misfires, and faulty connections.
  • Is a drivetrain malfunction in my 300ZX serious? A drivetrain malfunction in your 300ZX 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.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Wheel Alignment

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Nissan 300ZX's suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. In an alignment service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Nissan intended. Before we adjust the alignment of your 1987 Nissan 300ZX, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Answers to Nissan 300ZX Alignment Questions

  • What can knock my Nissan 300ZX out of alignment? Potholes and uneven roads can knock your car out of alignment, so stay aware of the road ahead and adjust your speed (or avoid these obstacles whenever it’s safely possible).
  • When should you get a wheel alignment for your 300ZX? It’s usually suggested you check your alignment about every 6,000 miles or 6 months (whichever occurs first). Still, you should reference your 300ZX owner’s manual for Nissan's recommended interval.
  • Do you need to get your 300ZX wheels aligned? It’s likely not a requirement to get an alignment when you install new tires on your 300ZX, but it's a smart idea to do so anyway. An alignment can help ensure even tire wear, smooth handling, and better fuel efficiency.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Engine Repair

If your 1987 Nissan 300ZX needs engine repair, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. If it's necessary for your safety, we'll make sure you understand that, too. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed engine repair decision. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1987 300ZX engine repairs and you can drive easy knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and fluids — timing chain or belt, motor oil seal, sensors, or another part.

Engine Q&A 1987 Nissan 300ZX

  • Why does my 300ZX’s check engine light come on when I start it? It’s usually normal for your check engine light to turn on upon ignition. This is just your 300ZX testing its circuits. The dash light shouldn't stay on. If it does, you might want to bring your vehicle in for service.
  • Are Nissan 300ZX engine noises bad? Unusual noises can signal a problem with your Nissan 300ZX engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you're low on oil. Whistling could mean a belt is misaligned or there's an intake leak. Squealing can indicate a loose fan belt, and grinding might be coming from the brakes, not the engine.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan 300ZX engine? Certain driving habits can hurt your engine. These habits include driving on an empty fuel tank, revving your engine while the vehicle is in Park, or slamming the gas pedal while the engine is still cold. Steer clear of these habits to help protect engine performance and efficiency.

Tire Repair for Your 1987 Nissan 300ZX

If the road has been rough on your 1987 Nissan 300ZX 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. We’ll begin by taking a look at where the damage is, the type and extent of the tire damage, and how all of your tires are wearing.

If a repair on your 1987 Nissan 300ZX tire is feasible and safe, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Remove the tire from the wheel for inspection and repair, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Nissan 300ZX Tire Repair Questions

  • What happens if I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? 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 300ZX 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? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Nissan 300ZX to Firestone Complete Auto Care, but don’t count on them to keep you on the road for very long. Using a temporary sealant may also void a Bridgestone or Firestone tire warranty.
  • What is causing the tires on my 300ZX to keep losing air? Your 300ZX tires might keep losing air due to a leaking valve stem, puncture or hole in the tire tread or sidewall, or damaged wheel.

Guide to 1987 Nissan 300ZX Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 300ZX, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1987 Nissan 300ZX! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 300ZX perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1987 Nissan 300ZX problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 1987 Nissan 300ZX Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1987 Nissan 300ZX 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 300ZX's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1987 Nissan 300ZX maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Maintenance Questions

  • 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 use high mileage oil in my Nissan 300ZX?  Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan 300ZX? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Nissan dashboard warning lights wait?  It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Nissan 300ZX, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

Battery Size & Replacement for 1987 Nissan 300ZX

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan 300ZX?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24FT-5 V6/3.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 600

Car Batteries for 1987 Nissan 300ZX

The average car battery lasts three to five years. You want to replace your 1987 Nissan 300ZX battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corroded battery terminals, or weak lights can all be signs that your battery is waving goodbye.

Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, get your Nissan 300ZX a replacement battery. Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for 300ZX battery CCAs and reserve capacity. Get help figuring out the battery size that's best for your 300ZX, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Commonly Asked Nissan 300ZX Battery Questions

  • Why won't my Nissan 300ZX battery stay charged?  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.
  • How long do car batteries last? 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.
  • Why is there white, crusty buildup on my 300ZX’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 300ZX 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.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Oil Change Service

Nissan recommends having your 1987 Nissan 300ZX’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Your 300ZX may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1987 Nissan 300ZX motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Nissan 300ZX oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your 300ZX’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 300ZX's engine.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1987 Nissan 300ZX

  • What does it mean if my Nissan 300ZX oil light comes on?  Your Nissan 300ZX oil change reminder light might illuminate if it’s been too long since your last oil change. On the other hand, the oil pressure light might illuminate due to a clogged oil filter, a faulty oil pressure sensor, low engine oil levels, or a malfunctioning oil pump.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan 300ZX 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 300ZX spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke?  There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Tune-Up & Engine Service

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 300ZX’s power on the road. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan 300ZX engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your 300ZX. 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 300ZX. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your 300ZX: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A for 1987 Nissan 300ZX

  • Will it hurt my Nissan 300ZX to drive with old spark plugs?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Nissan 300ZX? 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 do Nissan 300ZX fuel injectors need to be cleaned? 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.

1987 300ZX Nissan Steering & Suspension Services

During the first few years you had your 1987 Nissan 300ZX, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your 300ZX jolts, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1987 Nissan 300ZX, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Why is my Nissan 300ZX bouncing excessively? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • What can cause the front end of my 300ZX to dip forward when I apply the brakes?  The forward momentum and weight transfer to the front wheels during braking can cause your 300ZX's front end to dip forward. A damaged or faulty suspension system may fail to distribute the weight and force effectively, causing the front end to dip even more.
  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 300ZX's steering and 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.

1987 Nissan 300ZX A/C Service Near You

Our technicians will work to solve your 1987 Nissan 300ZX A/C problems to the best of their ability. In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 1987 Nissan 300ZX A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test.

Let's say we repair your 1987 Nissan 300ZX A/C system. We will also perform an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. Then, they’ll use Nissan’s specifications to evacuate the system. The A/C system is recharged with new refrigerant.

Questions About 1987 Nissan 300ZX A/C Systems

  • Why is my 300ZX A/C blowing hot air? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • What causes A/C system leaks?  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 300ZX's A/C system.
  • Why does my 300ZX’s A/C only work when the car is moving?  If your A/C only works when the vehicle is moving, there could be a problem with part of your 300ZX’s A/C or electrical system. Potential issues include low coolant or a faulty cooling fan.

Transmission Services for 1987 Nissan 300ZX

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 1987 Nissan 300ZX transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Nissan 300ZX transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your 300ZX at all. Our technicians are trained to service 1987  Nissan 300ZX transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Nissan running for miles and miles.

1987 Nissan 300ZX Transmission Questions & Answers

  • When should I have my 300ZX's transmission fluid checked or exchanged?  Caring for your Nissan 300ZX’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 Nissan 300ZX transmission fluid leak? Yes, your Nissan 300ZX can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your 300ZX ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Should I avoid driving my Nissan 300ZX if there is a transmission fluid leak?  Driving your 300ZX with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.

Get a 1987 Nissan 300ZX Vehicle Inspection

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we perform a multi-point Courtesy Check during any vehicle service. First, a technician will pop the hood on your Nissan 300ZX and test the battery to find out how much charge is remaining on it. The check will continue with a visual inspection of your Nissan 300ZX's windshield wiper blades, lights, filters, fluid levels, belts, hoses, tires, and alignment.

We perform a Courtesy Check any time you bring your car to a local Firestone Complete Auto Care for service, but we can also dig deeper and perform a Complete Vehicle Inspection on your 1987 Nissan 300ZX if you prefer. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes a thorough manual inspection of your steering and suspension system, brakes, and exhaust components. The goal of this type of inspection is to unearth significant issues that might need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on your location, 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.

FAQs for 1987 Nissan 300ZX Vehicle Inspections

  • How do I know if my Nissan 300ZX needs a check-up? It needs a check-up if something feels 'off' to you, the driver. Your Nissan 300ZX could benefit from a Courtesy Check if it has any illuminated dashboard lights, you hear weird noises coming from any part, the engine doesn't start sometimes, or your vehicle pulls to one side.
  • Help! My 1987 Nissan 300ZX failed the state inspection test. Can you get it to pass? Did your vehicle fail a recent state inspection test? We can help. Come in for a checkup and we’ll diagnose the issue.
  • When should I get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan 300ZX?  The best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan 300ZX is before going on a road trip for the peace of mind. Another great time is when something abnormal occurs, and you can't pinpoint the issue. You might notice new dashboard lights, hear strange noises from under the hood, or your steering wheel doesn't feel like it once did.

Radiator Service & Repair for 1987 Nissan 300ZX

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 1987 Nissan 300ZX 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.

If you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start with a comprehensive inspection of your Nissan 300ZX’s cooling system. 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. When it comes to radiator service and repair, we’ll take excellent care of your 1987 Nissan 300ZX at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Common Nissan 300ZX Radiator Questions

  • 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.
  • Why is my 300ZX overheating?  One of the main reasons your Nissan 300ZX engine might overheat is because you don’t have enough coolant. Other causes include a clogged radiator, a damaged cooling fan, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a faulty water pump.
  • What is making my 300ZX radiator sound like it’s boiling or rumbling?  Your 300ZX’s cooling system could contain air pockets or your radiator might be clogged. Another possibility is a faulty radiator cap, which is an easy fix!