2000 Nissan Altima Oil Change Service

2000 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2000 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2000 Nissan Altima Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2000 Nissan Altima? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends changing your 2000 Altima’s oil 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2000 Nissan Altima?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2000 Nissan Altima motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2000 Altima. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Altima's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Altima by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Altima deserves the best. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2000 Altima 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2000 Nissan Altima, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Nissan Altima Oil Change

When it's time for a 2000 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 and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2000 Altima oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Altima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

2000 Nissan Altima Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Nissan Altima? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Altima’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own? 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. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Altima exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Altima Oil Changed

Give your Altima’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.