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2001 Nissan Altima Service, Tires & Repairs


2001 Nissan Altima Tires

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2001 Nissan Altima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2001 Nissan Altima 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
2001 Nissan Altima XE T 30 PSI/29 PSI P195/65R15
2001 Nissan Altima GLE T 30 PSI/29 PSI P205/55R16
2001 Nissan Altima GXE T 29 PSI/29 PSI P195/65R15
2001 Nissan Altima SE H 30 PSI/29 PSI P205/55R16

2001 Nissan Altima XE

P195/65R15

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/29 PSI

2001 Nissan Altima GLE

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/29 PSI

2001 Nissan Altima GXE

P195/65R15

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

2001 Nissan Altima SE

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 30 PSI/29 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2001 Nissan Altima

What tires are best for a 2001 Nissan Altima? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone WEATHERPEAK
WEATHERPEAK

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus
DriveGuard Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
Ecopia EP422

  • 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 Turanza EL400-02
Turanza EL400-02

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport AS
Potenza Sport AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza EL42 RFT
Turanza EL42 RFT

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

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone Affinity Touring S4 FF
Affinity Touring S4 FF

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone FT140
FT140

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
SUREDRIVE ALL-Season
ALL-Season

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE Touring A/S
Touring A/S

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Toyo Extensa A/S II
Extensa A/S II

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Toyo PROXES R1R
PROXES R1R

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance

Choosing 2001 Nissan Altima Tires

Beyond the correct tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Altima 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. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one set for winter, one set for summer. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. 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. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your Nissan Altima.

Nissan Altima Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Shop 2001 Nissan Altima tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

2001 Nissan Altima Tire Questions

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan Altima? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your Nissan tires!
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires? 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 Altima 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 Altima tires.

2001 Nissan Altima Repair Information

For most drivers, the words “car repair” don’t exactly spark excitement. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. Bring your 2001 Nissan Altima in for repair services and our skilled repair technicians will get your Altima 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.

What Will Nissan Altima Repairs Cost?

The cost to repair your 2001 Nissan Altima depends on the type of repair, costs of replacement parts or repair supplies, the labor involved, and your locale. They're updated regularly!

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Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima Auto Repairs

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? The cheapest 2001 Nissan Altima repair is the one that isn’t necessary in the first place! Staying up-to-date with your car’s scheduled maintenance services is a great way to keep future repair costs low.
  • What does it mean to be 'in tune' with your car? You know your vehicle. You also know when something feels 'off' with your vehicle. Pay attention when things don't run like they used to and stop by for a Courtesy Check when you notice an unusual sign, smell, or sensation. We might be able to help you prevent Nissan Altima repairs!
  • Do I have to get the repairs you recommend for my Nissan? We won’t recommend a service or repair for your 2001 Nissan Altima 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 2001 Nissan Altima

Your Nissan Altima engine may be strong and reliable. But if you can’t brake, it might as well be scrap metal. Don't wait if you're experiencing brake squeaks or a loss of braking power. Safe driving and responsive brakes go hand in hand. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Get your 2001 Nissan Altima brakes fixed at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We offer a variety of brake services like brake pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Nissan Altima Brakes Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can cause my Altima to shake when I apply the brakes? If your Altima 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.
  • What is the average lifespan of Altima 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.
  • Is it bad if my Altima is leaking brake fluid when off? Your Altima brake system is a closed hydraulic system, so a brake fluid leak likely means you have an issue in your brake system. Over time, brake components can wear out or get damaged, causing a brake fluid leak.

Repairing Your Nissan Altima Drivetrain

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 visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 2001 Nissan Altima drivetrain components Your Nissan Altima may need driveshaft attention if you feel heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Your Nissan Altima drivetrain might be damaged if you notice strange noises from the rear of your vehicle, see fluid leaking, or have issues turning.
  • What causes a Altima’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate? Engine problems, transmission problems, faulty sensors, electrical issues, misfire issues, and connector problems could all cause your Altima’s malfunction warning light, or better known as the check engine light, to illuminate.
  • How concerning is a drivetrain malfunction in my Altima? If your Altima has a drivetrain malfunction, don't wait. Get it checked out by a professional mechanic. Identifying the underlying cause and performing the appropriate repairs right away can help prevent further damage and avoid unsafe driving conditions.

2001 Nissan Altima Alignment Services

Alignment services involve precise adjustments to your Nissan Altima’s suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. When your car has an alignment 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. When you bring in your 2001 Nissan Altima, we’ll perform an alignment check first. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Questions About Nissan Altima Alignment

  • Are there road conditions that can hurt my Nissan Altima alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • How often should you get a wheel alignment for your Altima?  Check your Altima 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 Altima wheels aligned when you get new tires?  You likely aren't required to get an alignment when you put new tires on your Altima, but it's a super smart idea! An alignment can help ensure optimal tire wear, fuel efficiency, and handling. Still, you should reference your Altima owner’s manual for what’s recommended.

2001 Nissan Altima Engine Services

If your 2001 Nissan Altima needs engine repair, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. But if immediate repairs are necessary for your safety, we’ll make sure that's clear, too. We seek to give you all the info you need to make a smart decision about our services. Choose Firestone Complete Auto Care for Nissan Altima engine repairs and you can feel confident knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and components like the timing belt, oil gasket, fuses, or another part.

Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima Engines

  • Why does my Altima’s check engine light come on when I start it? Generally, your check engine light turning on upon ignition is not a bad thing. It’s just your Altima firing up its circuits. The light should turn off in a bit, but come see us if it doesn't.
  • Are Nissan Altima engine noises bad? Unusual noises can signal a problem with your Nissan Altima engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you're low on oil. Whistling could mean a belt is misaligned or there's an intake leak. Squealing can indicate a loose fan belt, and grinding might be coming from the brakes, not the engine.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan Altima engine?  Some driving habits are not so great for your engine. These include driving on a near-empty gas tank, flooring the gas pedal while the car is in Park, or accelerating too quickly, too soon. Protect your engine’s performance and efficiency by distancing yourself from these habits.

Tire Repair for Your 2001 Nissan Altima

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2001 Nissan Altima needs flat tire repair or inspection. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. We’ll begin by taking a look at where the damage is, the type and extent of the tire damage, and how all of your tires are wearing.

If we determine that your 2001 Nissan Altima tire can be safely repaired, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

Nissan Altima Tire Repair Questions

  • Can 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 Altima until you can have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
  • Will a temporary sealant fix my Nissan's flat tire? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Nissan Altima to Firestone Complete Auto Care, but don’t count on them to keep you on the road for very long. Using a temporary sealant may also void a Bridgestone or Firestone tire warranty.
  • What is causing the tires on my Altima to keep losing air?  If your Altima tires are always losing air, you may have a puncture, damaged wheel, or leaking valve stem.

Guide to 2001 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Altima, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2001 Nissan Altima maintenance schedule! Nissan knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Altima running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2001 Nissan Altima problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Nissan Altima

Bring your 2001 Nissan Altima to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with 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 Altima’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2001 Nissan Altima maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima Maintenance

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Altima?  You know your Nissan Altima better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Nissan Altima to high mileage oil?  Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Nissan Altima engines.
  • Why are my Nissan dashboard lights on?  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 Altima, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

The Right Battery Size for a 2001 Nissan Altima

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan Altima?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24F-3 L4/2.4L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
35-2 L4/2.4L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
24F-RP L4/2.4L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

2001 Nissan Altima Car Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. Don’t get stranded by your Altima’s car battery. Replace it regularly instead! Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A slow engine crank, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, bloated battery case, corroded battery terminals, or weak lights can all be signs that your battery is on its last leg.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 2001 Nissan Altima running! Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Altima battery CCAs and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that matches your vehicle, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Commonly Asked Nissan Altima Battery Questions

  • Why won't my Nissan Altima battery stay charged? A battery is in its final hour when it will no longer hold a charge. The battery may be too old. Or, you may have been leaving your car doors ajar and the cabin light at night. Stop by for a complimentary battery check at your favorite Firestone Complete Auto Care and get a handle on your car battery’s health.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery?  A car battery normally lasts three to five years, but this number can vary based on battery type, your driving habits, and battery maintenance.
  • What is the white, crusty stuff around my Altima’s battery post?  The white, crusty stuff that can accumulate around Altima car battery terminals is called corrosion. It is caused by a chemical reaction between the battery acid and the air, which creates a white, powdery substance that can build up on the terminals over time. Corrosion can interfere with the flow of electricity between the battery post and the car's electrical system, sometimes leading to poor electrical performance, difficulty starting, and even premature battery failure.

Oil Changes for 2001 Nissan Altima

Nissan recommends changing your 2001 Altima’s oil at regular intervals. 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 excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2001 Nissan Altima motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2001 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. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Altima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. Let the experts take care of your Altima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today.

2001 Nissan Altima Oil Change Q&A

  • What can cause the oil light on my Nissan Altima to illuminate?  If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Nissan Altima oil change reminder light. If the oil pressure light is illuminated, it could be due to low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor, or a clogged oil filter.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Altima 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 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. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 2001 Nissan Altima

Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Altima. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan Altima engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. 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. 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 Altima's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Altima's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima Engine Tune-Ups

  • When should Nissan Altima spark plugs be replaced?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Nissan Altima mean? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • How often do Nissan Altima fuel injectors need to be cleaned? The frequency at which car fuel injectors should be cleaned can vary depending on several factors, including the type of fuel used and the driving conditions. Some manufacturers generally recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of your general car maintenance, or as needed based on symptoms of poor fuel system performance.

2001 Nissan Altima Suspension Service & Repair

During the first few years you had your 2001 Nissan Altima, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Altima bounces, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2001 Nissan Altima in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Altima suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima Steering & Suspension

  • Why is my Nissan Altima bouncing excessively?  Excessive bouncing in your Nissan Altima might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • What can cause the front end of my Altima to dip forward when I apply the brakes?  As you brake, the forward momentum of your Altima 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?  Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.

Convenient & Local 2001 Nissan Altima A/C Service

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 2001 Nissan Altima A/C problems. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2001 Nissan Altima’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. We’ll test overall system performance, check for any leaks, and measure the system pressure.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2001 Nissan Altima, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Next, they will evacuate the system according to Nissan's recommendations. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima A/C Systems

  • What’s making my Altima A/C put out warm 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.
  • What causes A/C system leaks? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your Altima’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.
  • Why won’t my Altima’s A/C cool the vehicle when the car is stopped?  A problem with one or more of your air conditioning or electrical system components could cause the A/C to only work when your Altima is moving. You may be low on refrigerant, or the cooling fan could be faulty.

2001 Nissan Altima 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, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Altima’s performance. Nissan Altima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan Altima transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Altima at all. Our technicians know how to service your 2001 Altima up to Nissan-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Altima’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Questions About 2001 Nissan Altima’s Transmission

  • Does my Altima's transmission fluid need to be inspected?  Maintaining your Nissan Altima 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 Altima?  Yes. Nissan Altima transmission fluid can leak over time and potentially cause transmission issues. Worn or damaged seals, a loose or damaged transmission pan, a cracked transmission housing, faulty transmission cooler lines, or an overfilled transmission could cause transmission fluid leaks.
  • Can I still drive my Nissan Altima if it has 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.

Vehicle Inspection for 2001 Nissan Altima

When you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care for any service, we’ll automatically do a multi-point Courtesy Check. The technician will begin by testing your Nissan Altima's battery to determine how much charge remains. We’ll follow the battery inspection with a visual check of your Nissan Altima’s windshield wiper blades, lights, filters, hoses, alignment, tires, fluid levels, and belts.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2001 Nissan Altima if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes an examination (by hand!) of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. This inspection is aimed at informing you of any major problems that could need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on your location, you may be able to take care of your state inspection or safety test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

Common 2001 Nissan Altima Vehicle Inspection Questions

  • When does my Nissan Altima need an inspection? 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.
  • Can you fix my 2001 Nissan Altima so it will pass a state inspection test? 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 Altima?  The best time to have a complete vehicle inspection done on your Nissan Altima is when you notice something is off but you can’t locate the issue yourself. Schedule an inspection if you experience any unusual symptoms, such as unfamiliar dashboard indicators, strange engine noises, or steering changes. An inspection can be especially beneficial before a road trip for the simple peace of mind. You can feel confident in your adventure!

2001 Nissan Altima Radiator Service

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 2001 Nissan Altima is essential for long-term engine health. To keep your radiator functioning, Nissan recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. 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.

When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Nissan Altima. We then do a machine-powered radiator exchange, replenish flushed chemicals, sealants, and lubricants, and then pressure check for leaks. When it comes to radiator service and repair, your 2001 Nissan Altima is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About Nissan Altima Radiators

  • What does the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard mean?  Pay attention to the temperature gauge and lights on your dashboard. If a low coolant warning light comes on or your dashboard temperature gauge keeps rising, it’s likely that your engine is about to overheat (and could leave you stranded on the road). Wait for the engine to cool down, then have your coolant system checked immediately at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • What is causing my Altima to overheat?  One of the main reasons your Nissan Altima engine might overheat is because you don’t have enough coolant. Other causes include a clogged radiator, a damaged cooling fan, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a faulty water pump.
  • What is making my Altima radiator sound like it’s boiling or rumbling? There could be air pockets in your Altima’s cooling system. You might also have a clogged radiator or faulty radiator cap (this last one is an easy fix!).