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2009 Nissan 350Z Repair, Service & Tires


2009 Nissan 350Z Tires

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2009 Nissan 350Z Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2009 Nissan 350Z 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
2009 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring* W PSI/35 PSI 245/45R18
2009 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring* W 35 PSI/ PSI 225/45R18
2009 Nissan 350Z Touring* W PSI/35 PSI 245/45R18
2009 Nissan 350Z Touring* W 35 PSI/ PSI 225/45R18
2009 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast* W PSI/35 PSI 245/45R18
2009 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast* W 35 PSI/ PSI 225/45R18

2009 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring*

245/45R18

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring*

225/45R18

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/ PSI

2009 Nissan 350Z Touring*

245/45R18

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan 350Z Touring*

225/45R18

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/ PSI

2009 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast*

245/45R18

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast*

225/45R18

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/ PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2009 Nissan 350Z

What tires are best for a 2009 Nissan 350Z? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
Blizzak LM-32

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus
DriveGuard Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE71RS
Potenza RE71RS

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Potenza Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport AS
Potenza Sport AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza T005
Turanza T005

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Potenza RE050A

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT
Potenza RE050A RFT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+
Potenza RE980AS+

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza ER33
Turanza ER33

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk AS V2
Firehawk AS V2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
SUREDRIVE Sport
Sport

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

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Toyo PROXES Sport A/S
PROXES Sport A/S

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance

2009 Nissan 350Z Tire Information

Other than getting the proper tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan 350Z tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. 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 to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. If you're a big off-roading fan who forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. Browse Nissan 350Z tires online or come to your nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you.

Nissan 350Z Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. We make it easy to buy new 2009 Nissan 350Z tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time.

2009 Nissan 350Z Tire Q&A

  • Why does Nissan tire inflation matter? 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.
  • What do the numbers on my Nissan 350Z tires mean? 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.
  • Is there an easy way to check Nissan tire tread depth? 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 350Z 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 350Z tires.

About 2009 Nissan 350Z 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. Bring your 2009 Nissan 350Z in for repair services and our skilled repair technicians will get your 350Z back on the road. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

How Much Are Nissan 350Z Repairs?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2009 Nissan 350Z, including what kind of repair you need, prices of appropriate replacement parts, the amount of labor necessary to get the job done, and where you live. No matter what state you’re in, be sure to look through our offers and online coupons for repairs.

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2009 Nissan 350Z Auto Repair Questions

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? One of the best ways to prevent 2009 Nissan 350Z 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 350Z repairs.
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? We won’t recommend a service or repair for your 2009 Nissan 350Z 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.

Brake Repair for Your 2009 Nissan 350Z

Your Nissan 350Z may be powered by a strong engine. 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! Unresponsive brakes make it tough to give the road your best. Plus, ignoring your brake problems can result in more damage and higher brake repair bills. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for the right brake repair for your 2009 Nissan 350Z. We offer a variety of brake services like pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Answers to Your 350Z Brakes Questions

  • What is causing my 350Z to shake when I brake? If your 350Z shakes when you brake, you could be dealing with warped rotors, faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, or loose or worn suspension parts. Schedule a free brake inspection at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help diagnosing your brake issue.
  • How often do I need to replace my 350Z brake pads? 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.
  • Should my 350Z be leaking brake fluid when the car is off? Your 350Z 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.

2009 Nissan 350Z Drivetrain Repairs

You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2009 Nissan 350Z drivetrain components Your 350Z might need driveshaft repair if you notice clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards.

2009 Nissan 350Z Drivetrain Q&A

  • How do I know if my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your Nissan 350Z? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • Why is my 350Z malfunction indicator light (MIL) on?  The malfunction indicator light — also known as the check engine light — on your 350Z can illuminate for a variety of reasons, including engine issues, electrical problems, damaged sensors, transmission problems, misfires, and faulty connections.
  • How worried should I be about a drivetrain malfunction in my 350Z? A drivetrain malfunction in your 350Z 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.

2009 Nissan 350Z Alignment Services

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Nissan 350Z’s suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. During the service, your tire angles are adjusted according to measurements recommended by Nissan. Why? So that your tires can make contact with the road at the best possible angle. Bring your 2009 Nissan 350Z in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Nissan 350Z Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan 350Z 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).
  • How often should you get a wheel alignment for your 350Z?  Check your 350Z owner's manual for Nissan's recommended interval. It's generally a good idea to check your alignment every 6,000 miles or 6 months, depending on which comes first.
  • Do you need to get your 350Z wheels aligned when you get new tires?  It’s not mandatory to get an alignment after installing new tires on your 350Z, but it can be a smart decision! Proper alignment from the jump can help improve handling, fuel efficiency, and tire wear.

Engine Repairs for Your 2009 Nissan 350Z

If your 2009 350Z engine needs repairs, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a repair can wait, we'll let 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. By choosing Firestone Complete Auto Care for 350Z engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the serpentine belt, valve guide seal, sensors, or other parts.

2009 Nissan 350Z Engine Q&A

  • Why does my 350Z’s check engine light come on when I start it? 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.
  • Why does my Nissan engine sound different? Strange engine sounds can be a sign something’s off in your Nissan 350Z. 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 350Z engine? Certain driving habits can damage your engine and should be avoided. These habits include 'running on fumes,' revving the engine while still in Park, or pushing 'the pedal to the metal' before the engine has warmed up. Help sustain your engine’s performance and efficiency by staying miles away from these bad driving practices.

Tire Repair for Your 2009 Nissan 350Z

If your 2009 Nissan 350Z is in need of a tire inspection or possible flat tire repair, Firestone Complete Auto Care has your back. In some cases, a tire doesn’t have to be replaced – it can be plugged and patched with a simple repair. Depending on the damage, though, a repair might not be the right move. Our technicians can determine which option is best for your situation. We'll start by evaluating the state of wear, the location of damage, type of damage, and the size of the damage.

If your 2009 Nissan 350Z tire puncture can be repaired, we'll follow three basic steps to repair it: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) fill the puncture to keep the moisture out, and (3) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Nissan 350Z Tire Repair Questions

  • What happens if I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat or underinflated tire can put extra stress on your wheels and alignment. While it’s sometimes necessary to drive a short distance on a flat tire to get to a safe place, don’t take any other trips in your 350Z until you can have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
  • Is temporary sealant bad for my Nissan's tires? 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 350Z to keep losing air?  If your 350Z tires are always losing air, you may have a puncture, damaged wheel, or leaking valve stem.

Guide to 2009 Nissan 350Z Scheduled Maintenance

It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 350Z maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2009 Nissan 350Z! The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; 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 350Z perform better, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2009 Nissan 350Z problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 2009 Nissan 350Z Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2009 Nissan 350Z for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 350Z’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2009 Nissan 350Z maintenance. So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 2009 Nissan 350Z Maintenance

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan 350Z?  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 does my Nissan 350Z need high mileage oil?  If your Nissan 350Z 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!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan?  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 350Z, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

2009 Nissan 350Z Battery Replacement & Size

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan 350Z?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
35-2 V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
35-AGM V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 650

Car Batteries for 2009 Nissan 350Z

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan 350Z stranded. 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, corrosion-covered posts, and subpar electrical performance can all be signs that your battery needs attention.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if needed, get your Nissan 350Z a replacement battery. Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our technicians are well-acquainted with Nissan’s service specs for 350Z battery CCAs and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that matches your vehicle, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Answers to Your Nissan 350Z Car Battery Questions

  • Why won't my Nissan 350Z 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?  Car battery lifespan varies depending on a few factors, including driving conditions, accessories, how well it’s maintained, and the type of battery. On average, a car battery lasts about three to five years.
  • Why is there white, flaky stuff around my 350Z’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 350Z 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.

2009 Nissan 350Z Oil Changes

Nissan recommends having your 2009 Nissan 350Z’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your 350Z 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, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2009 Nissan 350Z motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2009 350Z 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, a technician will change your 350Z's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. Let the experts take care of your 350Z’s engine by making an oil change appointment today.

2009 Nissan 350Z Oil Change Questions

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan 350Z?  The oil change light in your Nissan 350Z could be triggered by an overdue oil change. However, if the oil pressure light is on, you may be dealing with low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a clogged oil filter, or a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan 350Z oil at home?  Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan 350Z exhaust smoke grayish or blue?  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.

2009 Nissan 350Z Tune-Up & Engine Service

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 350Z’s power on the road. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan 350Z engine tune-up services. 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your 350Z. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your 350Z's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 350Z 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.

Questions About 2009 Nissan 350Z Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Nissan 350Z to drive with old spark plugs? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Nissan 350Z mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Nissan 350Z. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • How often should I clean my Nissan 350Z fuel injectors? Factors like fuel type and driving conditions can affect how frequently you need to clean your 350Z fuel injectors. Some manufacturers recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of routine maintenance, or as needed if your vehicle is showing signs of poor fuel system performance.

2009 Nissan 350Z Suspension Service & Repair

When you first bought your 2009 Nissan 350Z, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 350Z jolts, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2009 Nissan 350Z, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work.

2009 Nissan 350Z Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Why is my Nissan 350Z bouncing so much?  If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your 350Z to bounce more than usual.
  • Why does my 350Z front end dip forward when I brake?  As you brake, the forward momentum of your 350Z 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?  Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.

Convenient & Local 2009 Nissan 350Z A/C Service

Our trained technicians will do what they can to solve your 2009 Nissan 350Z A/C problems. In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 2009 Nissan 350Z A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2009 Nissan 350Z, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. 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.

2009 Nissan 350Z A/C System FAQs

  • Why is my 350Z A/C blowing hot air?  An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak?  Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your 350Z’s A/C system naturally degrade. Moisture can get into the system and cause a malfunction, or parts can simply wear out so that your system no longer seals properly.
  • What is causing my 350Z’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 350Z may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

2009 Nissan 350Z Transmission Service

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 2009 Nissan 350Z transmission issues could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan 350Z transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your 350Z isn’t working at all. Our technicians know how to service your 2009 350Z up to Nissan-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your 350Z’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

2009 Nissan 350Z Transmission Questions & Answers

  • When should I have my 350Z's transmission fluid checked or exchanged?  Maintaining your Nissan 350Z transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Nissan. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Nissan 350Z? Yes, your Nissan 350Z can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your 350Z 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 350Z if there is a transmission fluid leak?  Driving with a transmission fluid leak is not recommended. Transmission fluid is essential to the proper operation of the transmission system, and a leak can cause serious problems, including reduced performance, overheating, and potentially transmission failure.

2009 Nissan 350Z Inspections

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan 350Z to find out how much charge is remaining on it. After we’ve inspected your Nissan 350Z’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your filters, lights, wiper blades, hoses, alignment, tires, fluid levels, and belts.

While every visit to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a Courtesy Check, you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2009 Nissan 350Z if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. A Complete Vehicle Inspection includes everything in a Courtesy Check, plus a hands-on examination of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. 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.

In some cities or states, 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.

Common 2009 Nissan 350Z Vehicle Inspection Questions

  • How do I know if my Nissan 350Z needs a check-up? If you’ve noticed something that doesn’t feel quite right in your car lately, a Courtesy Check could give you peace of mind. We can help you get to the bottom of strange engine noises, a jerky steering wheel, or an engine that's hard to start.
  • My 2009 Nissan 350Z failed the state inspection test. Can you fix it? Did your vehicle fail a recent state inspection test? We can help. Come in for a checkup and we’ll diagnose the issue.
  • When’s the best time to have a complete vehicle inspection performed on my Nissan 350Z?  The best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan 350Z 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.

2009 Nissan 350Z Radiator Service

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 2009 Nissan 350Z is essential for long-term engine health. To keep your radiator functioning, Nissan recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but you can also take note of any signs your radiator is going bad. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown 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 350Z’s cooling system. We then do a machine-powered radiator exchange, replenish flushed chemicals, sealants, and lubricants, and then pressure check for leaks. From the heater core to the radiator cap, your 2009 Nissan 350Z is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Common Nissan 350Z Radiator Questions

  • What does the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard mean?  f the coolant light illuminates on your dashboard, your engine could be overheating. Pull over to a safe area and wait for the engine to cool down. Then, head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a coolant system check.
  • My 350Z overheated! What can cause that?  If your Nissan 350Z engine overheats, it could be because of a clogged radiator, a damaged thermostat, a faulty cooling fan, a malfunctioning water pump, or low coolant levels.
  • What can cause a 350Z radiator to make boiling or rumbling sounds?  Air pockets in your 350Z’s cooling system may cause a rumbling or boiling noise. You could also have a clogged radiator or simply need to replace the radiator cap.