Transmission Services for 1996 Nissan Altima

What Does Your Nissan Altima Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Nissan Altima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, 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 Altima transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Altima’s not even driveable.

Nissan Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Altimas

Nissan recommends having your Altima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. For example, your Altima differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Nissan-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1996 Altima up to Nissan-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Nissan Altima Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Nissan Altima transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Altima’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Nissan Altima Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Nissan? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Nissan? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Altima towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Altima is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Altima's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 Altima’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Nissan's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Nissan Altima Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1996 Altima, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.