2006 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

2006 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2006 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2006 Nissan Altima

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2006 Nissan Altima?

What to Know About 2006 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Nissan Altima and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Altima could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. 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 2006 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. 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 maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2006 Nissan Altima problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Nissan Altima Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2006 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Altima's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2006 Nissan Altima be ready for a new battery? 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). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Nissan Altima battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Altima stranded. Your Nissan Altima won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2006 Nissan Altima engine. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 2006 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2006 Nissan Altima.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Nissan Altima can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system 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 might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2006 Nissan Altima maintenance.

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

2006 Nissan Altima Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2006 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? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Nissan Altima? 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.
  •  Why are my Nissan dashboard lights on? 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.

Maintain Your Nissan Altima

Your Nissan Altima isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.