2004 Nissan Altima Maintenance

2004 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2004 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2004 Nissan Altima

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2004 Nissan Altima?

Your Guide to 2004 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Nissan Altima, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Altima could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Altima maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2004 Nissan Altima!

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. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Altima's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2004 Nissan Altima problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Nissan Altima Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 2004 Nissan Altima to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2004 Nissan Altima. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Altima may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Nissan Altima battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Nissan Altima won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2004 Nissan Altima engine. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 2004 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. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2004 Nissan Altima? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Nissan Altima steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Nissan Altima steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Nissan Altima's steering system require regular maintenance.

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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Nissan Altima engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Nissan Altima radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2004 Nissan Altima maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2004 Nissan Altima? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2004 Nissan Altima. Get answers to common Nissan Altima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Nissan Altima alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2004 Altima is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Nissan Altima need 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

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.