2002 Nissan Altima Maintenance

2002 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2002 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2002 Nissan Altima?

Your Guide to 2002 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Nissan Altima and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Altima. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Altima, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2002 Nissan Altima!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Altima running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2002 Nissan Altima problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Nissan Altima Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2002 Nissan Altima for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Altima. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2002 Nissan Altima. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Nissan Altima battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Altima) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Nissan Altima won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2002 Nissan Altima engine. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 2002 Altima, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2002 Nissan Altima.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Nissan Altima can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Nissan Altima suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Nissan Altima's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Nissan Altima maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Nissan Altima’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Nissan Altima? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2002 Nissan Altima maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2002 Nissan Altima Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2002 Nissan Altima. Get answers to common Nissan Altima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • 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? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan Altima? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Nissan dashboard warning lights wait? 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

Maintain Your Nissan Altima

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Nissan Altima maintenance appointment today.