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2013 Nissan Altima Tires & Services


2013 Nissan Altima Tires

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2013 Nissan Altima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2013 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
2013 Nissan Altima S* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P235/45R18
2013 Nissan Altima S* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P215/55R17
2013 Nissan Altima S* T 32 PSI/32 PSI P215/60R16
2013 Nissan Altima SV* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P235/45R18
2013 Nissan Altima SV* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P215/55R17
2013 Nissan Altima SL* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P215/55R17
2013 Nissan Altima SL* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P235/45R18
2013 Nissan Altima Base T 32 PSI/32 PSI P215/60R16

2013 Nissan Altima S*

P235/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Altima S*

P215/55R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Altima S*

P215/60R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 32 PSI/32 PSI

2013 Nissan Altima SV*

P235/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Altima SV*

P215/55R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Altima SL*

P215/55R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Altima SL*

P235/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Altima Base

P215/60R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 32 PSI/32 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2013 Nissan Altima

What tires are best for a 2013 Nissan Altima? Check out the following tire brands and types.

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 Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • 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
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Potenza Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS
Potenza RE97AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza ER33
Turanza ER33

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza EL440
Turanza EL440

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • 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
SUREDRIVE Sport
Sport

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

  • 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

About 2013 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 where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. When thinking about your driving conditions, consider where you live (mountains vs. city vs. countryside) and the kind of weather can catch you off-guard. (Watch out Tornado Alley!) Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. 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 a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. We make it easy to buy new 2013 Nissan Altima tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time.

Questions About 2013 Nissan Altima Tires

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Nissan Altima tires? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • 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 2013 Nissan Altima

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. But we work to provide you with a different experience at Firestone Complete Auto Care. When you come to us for 2013 Nissan Altima repair services, our skilled repair technicians will get your Altima back on the road. We’ll start by assessing what repairs may be needed, and we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of what we recommend. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

How Much Are Nissan Altima Repairs?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2013 Nissan Altima, including the type of repair, the cost of any replacement parts, the amount of labor necessary to get the job done, and the state you live in. No matter what state you’re in, be sure to look through our offers and online coupons for repairs.

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Questions About 2013 Nissan Altima Auto Repairs

  • Do I still need scheduled maintenance even when nothing is wrong with my Nissan? The cheapest 2013 Nissan Altima repair is the one that isn’t necessary in the first place! Staying up-to-date with your car’s scheduled maintenance services is a great way to keep future repair costs low.
  • What does it mean to be 'in tune' with your car? You’re in your car, day in and day out. So, it’s only expected that you know your car better than anyone else! If you notice mysterious smells, strange engine noises, or other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms while driving, trust your instincts and stop into Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check. Catching a potential issue early could help prevent Nissan Altima repairs.
  • Why do you recommend certain repairs for my Nissan? 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 2013 Nissan Altima unless we think they’re vital to your safety on the road.

Brake Repair for Your 2013 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! Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 2013 Nissan Altima brake repairs. Our brake repair services include pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum resurfacing, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Questions About Your Nissan Altima Brakes

  • Why is my Altima shaking as I brake? 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 can I expect my Altima brake pads to last? In general, brake pads can last from 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Certain factors, like driving on highways mostly and braking smoothly, can help your brake pads last longer. Hauling heavy loads and riding your brakes can shorten brake pad lifespan.
  • Should my Altima be leaking brake fluid when the car is off? Because your Altima brake system is a closed hydraulic system, it should not leak brake fluid. However, if components in your brake system have worn out or been damaged, it might cause brake fluid to leak.

2013 Nissan Altima Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 2013 Nissan Altima drivetrain components Your Altima might need driveshaft repair if you notice resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

2013 Nissan Altima Drivetrain Q&A

  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Nissan drivetrain system? Your Nissan Altima drivetrain might be damaged if you notice strange noises from the rear of your vehicle, see fluid leaking, or have issues turning.
  • Why is my Altima malfunction indicator light (MIL) on? 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.

Wheel Alignment for 2013 Nissan Altima

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Nissan Altima’s suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. In an alignment 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. Before we adjust the alignment of your 2013 Nissan Altima, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. If needed, we'll adjust your wheel alignment angles to match Nissan recommendations.

Answers to Nissan Altima Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan Altima out of alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • How often should you get a wheel alignment for your Altima?  Check your Altima owner's manual for Nissan's recommended interval. It's generally a good idea to check your alignment every 6,000 miles or 6 months, depending on which comes first.
  • Do you need to get your Altima wheels aligned when you get new tires?  You likely aren't required to get an alignment when you put new tires on your Altima, but it's a super smart idea! An alignment can help ensure optimal tire wear, fuel efficiency, and handling. Still, you should reference your Altima owner’s manual for what’s recommended.

2013 Nissan Altima Engine Repair

If your 2013 Nissan Altima needs engine repair, our expert techs will let you know what needs to be done and why before they get started. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. If it's necessary for your safety, we'll make sure you understand that, too. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed engine repair decision. Choose Firestone Complete Auto Care for Nissan Altima engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the timing chain or belt, motor oil seal, sensors, or another part.

2013 Nissan Altima Engine Q&A

  • Why does the check engine light in my Altima turn on when I start my car? It's okay if your check engine light comes on when you first start your vehicle. This is a sign that your vehicle is testing its circuits. The light should go off shortly. Bring your vehicle in if it doesn't.
  • Are Nissan Altima engine noises bad? Strange engine sounds can be a sign something’s off in your Nissan Altima. Knocking or tapping could be a symptom of low oil. A high-pitched whistle could signal an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing can be traced back to a loose fan belt, and grinding might be a sign of brake problems rather than engine issues.
  • 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

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2013 Nissan Altima needs flat tire repair or inspection. 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 begin by taking a look at where the damage is, the type and extent of the tire damage, and how all of your tires are wearing.

If your 2013 Nissan Altima tire puncture can be repaired, we'll follow three basic steps to repair it: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) fill in the area that’s been punctured to prevent damage from moisture, and (3) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

Frequently Asked Nissan Altima Tire Repair Questions

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your Altima engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to 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 my Altima tires keep losing air?  If your Altima tires are always losing air, you may have a puncture, damaged wheel, or leaking valve stem.

About 2013 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance

It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Altima maintenance. Just follow your 2013 Nissan Altima maintenance schedule! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Altima perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 2013 Nissan Altima problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 2013 Nissan Altima Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 2013 Nissan Altima to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. 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.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2013 Nissan Altima maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2013 Nissan Altima Maintenance Q&A

  • 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 does my Nissan Altima need 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? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Nissan Altima to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

The Right Battery Size for a 2013 Nissan Altima

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan Altima?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
26R-3 L4/2.5L Replacement 24 months Performance months 575
35-2 L4/2.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
35-AGM L4/2.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 650
26R-3 V6/3.5L Replacement 24 months Performance months 575
35-2 V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
35-AGM V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 650

2013 Nissan Altima Car Batteries

The average car battery lasts three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan Altima stranded. Watch for signs that your current battery is getting too old or too weak. A lagging starter, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, bloated battery case, corroded battery posts, or faded headlights 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, get your Nissan Altima a replacement battery. Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our technicians are familiar with Nissan-specific recommendations for Altima car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help figuring out the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Commonly Asked Nissan Altima Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’t my Nissan Altima battery stay charged?  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 do car batteries 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, flaky stuff that can build up around your Altima’s battery terminals is known as corrosion. Acid leaking from your vehicle’s battery post can have a chemical reaction with the air, leading to an accumulation of the white, powdery substance over time. Corrosion can affect the flow of electricity between your battery and the electrical system in your Altima, possibly causing issues with electrical performance and starting. If left unaddressed for long enough, it may even cause your battery to prematurely fail.

2013 Nissan Altima Oil Changes

Your 2013 Altima’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Altima may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2013 Nissan Altima motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2013 Altima oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 an oil change, an auto technician will change your Altima’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. Let the experts take care of your Altima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2013 Nissan Altima

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Altima?  If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Nissan Altima oil change reminder light. If the oil pressure light is illuminated, it could be due to low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor, or a clogged oil filter.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Altima oil at home?  Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle 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.

2013 Nissan Altima Tune-Up & Engine Service

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Altima’s power on the road. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2013 Nissan Altima. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Altima. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Altima’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Altima can determine what kind of service it needs. 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.

2013 Nissan Altima Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Nissan Altima to drive with old spark plugs? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • 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 often should I clean my Nissan Altima fuel injectors? Factors like fuel type and driving conditions can affect how frequently you need to clean your Altima fuel injectors. Some manufacturers recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of routine maintenance, or as needed if your vehicle is showing signs of poor fuel system performance.

2013 Altima Nissan Steering & Suspension Services

When you first drove your 2013 Nissan Altima, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Altima jolts, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2013 Nissan Altima in for suspension and steering service. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Altima suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

Questions About 2013 Nissan Altima Steering & Suspension

  • Why is my Nissan Altima bouncing so much? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • Why does my Altima's nose dive down when I hit the brakes?  When you brake, the forward momentum combined with your vehicle's weight sends a lot of force to the vehicle's front end. A bad suspension can cause all that weight and force to push the front end downward.
  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Altima's steering and suspension?  Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, nd also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.

2013 Nissan Altima A/C Service Near You

Our trained technicians will do what they can to solve your 2013 Nissan Altima A/C problems. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2013 Nissan Altima’s A/C system to determine whether repair work is needed. We’ll test overall system performance, check for any leaks, and measure the system pressure.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2013 Nissan Altima, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Nissan guidelines. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

Questions About 2013 Nissan Altima A/C Systems

  • Why do I get hot air from my Altima A/C? 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?  A/C system leaks are often due to a combination of age and moisture. Rubber seals and gaskets naturally degrade over time, allowing refrigerant to exit and moisture to enter your Altima's A/C system.
  • 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.

2013 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 your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 2013 Nissan Altima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, 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 you can't drive your Altima at all. Our technicians know how to service your 2013 Altima up to Nissan-recommended standards. 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.

2013 Nissan Altima Transmission Q&A

  • When should I have my Altima's transmission fluid checked or exchanged?  Maintaining your Nissan Altima transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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.
  • Can my Nissan Altima leak transmission fluid?  Yes. Nissan Altima transmission fluid can leak over time and potentially cause transmission issues. Worn or damaged seals, a loose or damaged transmission pan, a cracked transmission housing, faulty transmission cooler lines, or an overfilled transmission could cause transmission fluid leaks.
  • Can I still drive my Nissan Altima if it has a transmission fluid leak?  It’s not advisable to drive your Altima if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.

Vehicle Inspection for 2013 Nissan Altima

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan Altima to see how much charge it has left – and determine if it may fail in the near future. The check will continue with a visual inspection of your Nissan Altima's lights, windshield wipers, filters, hoses, alignment, tires, fluid levels, and belts.

While every visit to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a Courtesy Check, you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2013 Nissan Altima if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes an examination (by hand!) of your steering and suspension system, brakes, and exhaust components. The goal of this type of inspection is to unearth significant issues that might need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on your location, you may be able to take care of your state inspection or safety test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Inspections are performed on a state-by-state basis and requirements vary.

2013 Nissan Altima Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • How do I know if I should have an inspection on my Nissan Altima? If you’ve noticed something that doesn’t feel quite right in your car lately, a Courtesy Check could give you peace of mind. We can help you get to the bottom of strange engine noises, a jerky steering wheel, or an engine that's hard to start.
  • My 2013 Nissan Altima failed the state inspection test. Can you fix it? 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’s the best time to have a complete vehicle inspection performed on my Nissan Altima?  The best time to have a complete vehicle inspection done on your Nissan Altima is when you notice something is off but you can’t locate the issue yourself. Schedule an inspection if you experience any unusual symptoms, such as unfamiliar dashboard indicators, strange engine noises, or steering changes. An inspection can be especially beneficial before a road trip for the simple peace of mind. You can feel confident in your adventure!

Radiator Service & Repair for 2013 Nissan Altima

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 2013 Nissan Altima is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. To keep your radiator functioning, Nissan recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you notice leaking coolant, overheating, or an illuminated low coolant dashboard light.

If you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start with a comprehensive inspection of your Nissan Altima’s cooling system. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. From the radiator cap to the heater core, we’ll take excellent care of your 2013 Nissan Altima at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About Nissan Altima Radiators

  • 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.
  • What can cause my Altima to overheat?  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 is making my Altima radiator sound like it’s boiling or rumbling? If your radiator sounds like it's boiling or rumbling, you could have air pockets in the cooling system of your Altima. You might also have a damaged radiator cap (super easy to fix!) or a clogged radiator.