2009 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

2009 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2009 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2009 Nissan Altima

How often should I service my 2009 Nissan Altima?

What to Know About 2009 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Nissan Altima to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Altima. 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 2009 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Altima running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2009 Nissan Altima problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Nissan Altima Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 2009 Nissan Altima to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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 2009 Nissan Altima. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. 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 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2009 Nissan Altima running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2009 Altima. 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 can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2009 Nissan Altima.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Nissan Altima can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Nissan Altima steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. 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 it time to replace the radiator in your Nissan Altima? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2009 Nissan Altima maintenance and repairs.

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

2009 Nissan Altima Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2009 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 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 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.

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.