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2005 Nissan Altima Repair, Service & Tires


2005 Nissan Altima Tires

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2005 Nissan Altima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2005 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
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R Y 35 PSI/35 PSI 225/45ZR18
2005 Nissan Altima SE* V 33 PSI/30 PSI P215/55R17
2005 Nissan Altima SE* H 33 PSI/30 PSI P215/55R17
2005 Nissan Altima SL T 29 PSI/29 PSI P215/60R16
2005 Nissan Altima S T 29 PSI/29 PSI P215/60R16

2005 Nissan Altima SE-R

225/45ZR18

Speed Rating: Y

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2005 Nissan Altima SE*

P215/55R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/30 PSI

2005 Nissan Altima SE*

P215/55R17

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/30 PSI

2005 Nissan Altima SL

P215/60R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

2005 Nissan Altima S

P215/60R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2005 Nissan Altima

What tires are best for a 2005 Nissan Altima? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
Blizzak LM-32

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

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

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus
DriveGuard Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Potenza Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza T005
Turanza T005

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone WEATHERPEAK
WEATHERPEAK

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Potenza Sport AS
Potenza Sport AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza LS100
Turanza LS100

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza T005A
Turanza T005A

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • 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 AS V2
Firehawk AS V2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
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 PROXES Sport
PROXES Sport

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

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires

Choosing 2005 Nissan Altima Tires

Other than getting the proper tire size, you also want to think about a couple of other things when getting new Nissan Altima tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one set for winter, one set for summer. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. 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.

Installing Nissan Altima Tires

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! We make it easy to buy new 2005 Nissan Altima tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time.

2005 Nissan Altima Tire Questions

  • Why does Nissan tire inflation matter? The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Proper tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • What do the numbers on my Nissan Altima tires mean? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Nissan tire numbers.
  • 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.

Get Repairs for Your 2005 Nissan Altima

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. When it’s time for 2005 Nissan Altima repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and rest easy knowing that your Altima is in capable hands. We'll work to evaluate the scope of repairs needed and explain your options. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

How Much Are Nissan Altima Repairs?

The cost to repair your 2005 Nissan Altima depends on what kind of repair you need, costs of replacement parts or repair supplies, the amount of labor necessary to get the job done, and your locale. But no matter your location, you may be able to save money with one of our many auto repair coupons or offers.

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Questions About 2005 Nissan Altima Auto Repairs

  • Can scheduled maintenance help me avoid repairs? Don’t neglect scheduled maintenance. Sure, you could skip out on a few recommended maintenance services, but you may pay the price later. Bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care at recommended service intervals to address minor issues before they get out of hand and keep your car running newer, longer.
  • What's wrong if something feels 'off' in my Nissan? No, we’re not talking about finding the best jams on the radio! You know your car best, and you’re the first person who will notice if something doesn’t feel right (like new smells, sights, or sounds coming from your car). If you sense that something is 'off,' stop in for a Courtesy Check to have these symptoms checked out ASAP. Early action could help you prevent Nissan Altima repairs.
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? Trust is more than just a saying on the wall. It’s a window underneath it. That’s why we won’t recommend services or repairs for your 2005 Nissan Altima unless we think they’re vital to your safety on the road.

Brake Repair for Your 2005 Nissan Altima

Your Nissan Altima may be powered by a strong engine. But if you can’t stop it, it’s as good as scrap metal. If you notice your brakes are squeaking or not working well, don’t wait! Unresponsive brakes make it tough to give the road your best. What's more, waiting for things to figure themselves out can result in more damage to your brakes and your wallet. Get your 2005 Nissan Altima brakes fixed at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We offer many affordable brake repairs like brake pad/shoe removal and replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Nissan Altima Brakes Questions

  • What can cause my Altima to shake when I apply the brakes? Faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, loose or worn suspension parts, and warped rotors can cause your Altima to shake during braking. If you’re experiencing odd brake behavior, schedule a free brake inspection at a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • How long should my Altima brake pads last? 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.
  • Should my Altima be leaking brake fluid when the car is 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 come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2005 Nissan Altima drivetrain components Your Altima might need driveshaft repair if you notice heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

Questions About 2005 Nissan Altima

  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Nissan drivetrain system? Noises toward the back of your Nissan Altima, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • What causes a Altima’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate? If your Altima has its malfunction warning light (more commonly called the check engine light) illuminated, it could indicate engine troubles, problems with the transmission, electrical issues, malfunctioning sensors, connector problems, or misfire issues.
  • 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.

2005 Nissan Altima Wheel Alignment

Alignment services involve precise adjustments to your Nissan Altima’s suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. During the service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Nissan intended. Bring your 2005 Nissan Altima in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. Then, we’ll adjust the angles as needed until they match recommended measurements from Nissan.

Questions About Nissan Altima Alignment

  • What can knock my Nissan Altima out of alignment? Potholes and uneven roads can knock your car out of alignment, so stay aware of the road ahead and adjust your speed (or avoid these obstacles whenever it’s safely possible).
  • When should you get a wheel alignment for your Altima? It’s usually suggested you check your alignment about every 6,000 miles or 6 months (whichever occurs first). Still, you should reference your Altima owner’s manual for Nissan's recommended interval.
  • Do you need to get your Altima wheels aligned when you get new tires? It’s likely not a requirement to get an alignment when you install new tires on your Altima, but it's a smart idea to do so anyway. An alignment can help ensure even tire wear, smooth handling, and better fuel efficiency.

2005 Nissan Altima Engine Repair

If your 2005 Nissan Altima needs engine repair, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We make recommendations, but you make the final decision. If a repair can wait, we'll let you know. We'll also tell you if it's necessary for your safety. We seek to give you all the info you need to make a smart decision about our services. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 2005 Altima engine repairs and you can drive easy knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and fluids — cambelt, engine oil seal, ignition coil, or a different component.

2005 Nissan Altima Engine Q&A

  • Why does the check engine light come on when I start my Altima? 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.
  • Why does my Nissan engine sound different? 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.
  • What could damage a Nissan engine? Certain driving habits can hurt your engine. These habits include driving on an empty fuel tank, revving your engine while the vehicle is in Park, or slamming the gas pedal while the engine is still cold. Steer clear of these habits to help protect engine performance and efficiency.

Get Your Nissan Altima Tire Repaired

If your 2005 Nissan Altima is in need of a tire inspection or possible flat tire repair, Firestone Complete Auto Care has your back. There’s a chance your tire could be plugged and patched (rather than replaced). Our technicians can inspect your tire and let you know if it is safe to repair. We'll start by evaluating the state of wear, the location of damage, type of damage, and the size of the damage.

If a repair on your 2005 Nissan Altima tire is feasible and safe, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) fill the puncture to keep the moisture out, and (3) secure and seal the inner tire liner to ensure the tire is airtight.

Your Questions About Nissan Altima Tire Repair, Answered

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? 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.
  • Why do the tires on my Altima keep losing air? Possible reasons for your Altima tires continuously losing air include a leaking valve steam, wheel damage, and a puncture or hole in the rubber.

Guide to 2005 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance

It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Altima maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2005 Nissan Altima! The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2005 Nissan Altima problems later.

Overview of Essential Nissan Altima Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2005 Nissan Altima for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2005 Nissan Altima maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2005 Nissan Altima Maintenance Q&A

  • What should I do after hitting 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?  If your Nissan Altima has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan?  Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Nissan Altima in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Battery Size & Replacement for 2005 Nissan Altima

Need more info about Nissan Altima batteries?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24F-3 L4/2.5L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
24F-6 L4/2.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP L4/2.5L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750
24F-3 V6/3.5L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
35-2 V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
24F-RP V6/3.5L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

Car Batteries for 2005 Nissan Altima

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. Don’t get stranded by your Altima’s car battery. Replace it regularly instead! Watch for signs that your current battery is getting too old or too weak. A slow engine crank, an illuminated battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or weak lights can all signal that your battery is waving goodbye.

Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Drop in for a free battery check and, if needed, a replacement battery for your 2005 Nissan Altima. Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Altima battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help figuring out the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Answers to Your Nissan Altima Car Battery Questions

  • Why won’t my Nissan Altima battery hold a charge?  A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • How long can I expect my car battery to last?  Car battery lifespan varies depending on a few factors, including driving conditions, accessories, how well it’s maintained, and the type of battery. On average, a car battery lasts about three to five years.
  • Why is there white, flaky 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 2005 Nissan Altima

Nissan recommends having your 2005 Nissan Altima’s motor oil changed 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of 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 terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Altima. 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. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Altima’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Altima's engine.

2005 Nissan Altima Oil Change Q&A

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Altima?  Your Nissan Altima oil change reminder light may come on if you're overdue for an oil change. The oil pressure light will typically come on if the oil level in the engine is too low, the oil pump is failing, you have a clogged oil filter, or there's a faulty oil pressure sensor.
  • 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly 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.

2005 Nissan Altima Tune-Up & Engine Service

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Altima’s power on the road. The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Nissan Altima engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Altima. 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 goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Altima: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Questions About 2005 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. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Nissan’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Nissan Altima? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • How frequently do the fuel injectors in my Nissan Altima need to be cleaned? The cleaning schedule for vehicle fuel injectors varies depending on your driving conditions and the type of fuel you use. Some manufacturers suggest cleaning your fuel system as part of routine maintenance, while others will recommend it on an as-needed basis if you’re experiencing poor performance. Reference your Nissan owner’s manual for exact guidelines.

2005 Altima Nissan Steering & Suspension Services

When you first bought your 2005 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 jolts, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2005 Nissan Altima in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

2005 Altima Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why is my Nissan Altima bouncing excessively?  If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your Altima goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • Why does my Altima front end dip forward when I brake?  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.
  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension?  Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.

Convenient & Local 2005 Nissan Altima A/C Service

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 2005 Nissan Altima A/C problems. During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 2005 Nissan Altima 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 2005 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). Then, they’ll use Nissan’s specifications to evacuate the system. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2005 Nissan Altima A/C Systems

  • Why is my Altima A/C blowing hot air? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak?  Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your Altima’s A/C system naturally degrade. Moisture can get into the system and cause a malfunction, or parts can simply wear out so that your system no longer seals properly.
  • Why does my Altima’s A/C only work when the car is moving? There could be issues with one or more components in the air conditioning or electrical system. Your Altima may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

2005 Nissan Altima Transmission Service & Repairs

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 2005 Nissan Altima transmission issues could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Nissan Altima transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Altima isn’t working at all. Our technicians know how to service your 2005 Altima up to Nissan-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

2005 Nissan Altima Transmission Q&A

  • How often does my Altima transmission fluid need to be checked?  Regularly checking and exchanging your 2005 Altima’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Nissan's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Nissan Altima?  Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Nissan Altima, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Can I still drive my Nissan Altima if it has a transmission fluid leak?  You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Altima to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.

Vehicle Inspection for 2005 Nissan Altima

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we perform a multi-point Courtesy Check during any vehicle service. The technician will begin by testing your Nissan Altima's battery to see how much charge it has left – and determine if it may fail in the near future. We’ll follow the battery inspection with a visual check of your Nissan Altima’s lights, windshield wipers, filters, alignment, tires, hoses, belts and fluid levels.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but we can also dig deeper and perform a Complete Vehicle Inspection on your 2005 Nissan Altima if you prefer. During a Complete Vehicle Inspection, we’ll visually check everything that’s on the list for a Courtesy Check. Additionally, we’ll perform a hands-on examination of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. With this inspection, we want to help you stay on top of any issues that may need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on where you live, your local Firestone Complete Auto Care may be able to perform state-mandated inspections or safety tests on your vehicle. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

Common 2005 Nissan Altima Vehicle Inspection Questions

  • How do I know if my Nissan Altima needs a check-up? It needs a check-up if something feels 'off' to you, the driver. Your Nissan Altima could benefit from a Courtesy Check if it has any illuminated dashboard lights, you hear weird noises coming from any part, the engine doesn't start sometimes, or your vehicle pulls to one side.
  • Can you fix my 2005 Nissan Altima so it will pass a state inspection test? There's a good chance we can. Stop by for a full system inspection and we'll get to the root of the issue.
  • When is the best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Altima?  You should bring your Nissan Altima in for a full vehicle inspection if something weird happens and you can’t find the problem. A new dashboard light might come on, you may hear strange sounds under the hood, or your steering might feel off. A complete inspection is also a great idea before a road trip for added peace of mind.

Radiator Service & Repair for 2005 Nissan Altima

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 2005 Nissan Altima is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. To keep your radiator functioning, Nissan recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but you can also take note of any signs your radiator is going bad. Your radiator could be close to causing an engine breakdown if you notice a low coolant light or higher-than-normal engine temperatures on your dashboard, or if you spot coolant leaks coming from your car.

If you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start with a comprehensive inspection of your Nissan Altima’s cooling system. We’ll do a machine-powered coolant exchange on the system, and then we’ll top off or replace the fluids that were removed (like chemicals, lubricants, and sealants). Lastly, we’ll perform a pressure check to look for leaks. From the radiator cap to the heater core, we’ll take excellent care of your 2005 Nissan Altima at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Common Nissan Altima Radiator Questions

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Nissan?  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.
  • Why is my Altima overheating?  Low coolant, a damaged cooling fan, a faulty water pump, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a clogged radiator could all cause your Nissan Altima engine to overheat.
  • What can cause a Altima radiator to make boiling or rumbling sounds?  Your Altima’s cooling system could contain air pockets or your radiator might be clogged. Another possibility is a faulty radiator cap, which is an easy fix!