2012 Nissan Altima Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 2012 Altima’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Nissan Altima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan Altima transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Altima isn’t working at all.

Nissan Transmission Recommendations for 2012 Altimas

According to Nissan, your Altima’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Nissan recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2012 Nissan Altimas at certain intervals with Nissan-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2012  Nissan Altima transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Altima’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Nissan Altima Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Nissan Altima transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Altima's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2012 Nissan Altima Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Nissan? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Nissan Altima? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Altima's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Nissan Altima’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Nissan. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Brake for Nissan Altima Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2012 Altima, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.