2001 Nissan Altima Oil Change Service

2001 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2001 Nissan Altima Engine Oil

Need more info about 2001 Nissan Altima oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 having your 2001 Nissan Altima’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Altima may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Type of Oil Does My Nissan Altima Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2001 Nissan Altima motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2001 Altima. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Altima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Altima by taking 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? Your Altima engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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 proven winners. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2001 Nissan Altima, refer to Nissan's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Nissan Altima

When the time for your Altima’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Altima’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2001 Nissan Altimas. Let the experts take care of your Altima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

2001 Nissan Altima Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Altima engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Altima’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Altima oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2001 Altima

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