Oil Changes for 1994 Nissan Altima

1994 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1994 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1994 Nissan Altima Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1994 Nissan Altima? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends having your 1994 Nissan Altima’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Altima may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Nissan Altima. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Nissan Altima?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1994 Nissan Altima motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1994 Altima. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Altima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? We carry the best because your Altima deserves the best. 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1994 Nissan Altima, refer to Nissan's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1994 Nissan Altima Oil Change

When it's time for a 1994 Nissan Altima oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Nissan vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1994 Altima oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Altima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1994 Nissan Altima Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Nissan Altima? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Nissan Altima engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Altima oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Altima Oil Changed

Help your 1994 Nissan Altima run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.