Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 1996 Nissan Altima

Tune-Ups to Help Your Nissan Altima Run Better

Is it tune-up time? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, especially if you want your 1996 Nissan Altima’s engine to last for a long time. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Altima’s power on the road. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by Nissan for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your Altima’s long-term engine performance.

Nissan Altima Engine Tune-Up Services

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan Altima 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*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Altima. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Altima’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Altima: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Nissan Altima Tune-Up

If you’re looking for 1996 Altima engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Nissan, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

1996 Nissan Altima Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Nissan Altima to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Nissan’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Altima? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Nissan Altima. 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.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Nissan Altima engine than others? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

1996 Nissan Altima Maintenance

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1996 Nissan Altima Repair

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Schedule Nissan Altima Tune-Up

If your Altima is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.