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2014 Nissan Altima Tires, Repair & Service


2014 Nissan Altima Tires

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2014 Nissan Altima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2014 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
2014 Nissan Altima Base T 32 PSI/32 PSI P215/60R16
2014 Nissan Altima SV* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P215/55R17
2014 Nissan Altima SV* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P235/45R18
2014 Nissan Altima S* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P235/45R18
2014 Nissan Altima S* T 32 PSI/32 PSI P215/60R16
2014 Nissan Altima SL* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P215/55R17
2014 Nissan Altima SL* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P235/45R18

2014 Nissan Altima Base

P215/60R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 32 PSI/32 PSI

2014 Nissan Altima SV*

P215/55R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2014 Nissan Altima SV*

P235/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2014 Nissan Altima S*

P235/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2014 Nissan Altima S*

P215/60R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 32 PSI/32 PSI

2014 Nissan Altima SL*

P215/55R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2014 Nissan Altima SL*

P235/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2014 Nissan Altima

What tires are best for a 2014 Nissan Altima? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus
DriveGuard Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
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 QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza T005A
Turanza T005A

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone WEATHERPEAK
WEATHERPEAK

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS
Potenza RE97AS

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

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

  • 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 Firehawk AS V2
Firehawk AS V2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
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

2014 Nissan Altima Tire Information

Apart from finding the right tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Altima tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. 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!) It's not uncommon for drivers in states that experience all four seasons to buy more than one set 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!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. If you're a big off-roading fan who forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Nissan Altima tires online.

Nissan Altima Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Shop 2014 Nissan Altima tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

2014 Nissan Altima Tire Q&A

  • Why check Nissan tire inflation? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan Altima? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your Nissan tires!
  • Is there an easy way to check Nissan tire tread depth? 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 2014 Nissan Altima

No driver looks forward to car repairs. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. When you come to us for 2014 Nissan Altima repair services, our skilled repair technicians will get your Altima back on the road. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

What Will Nissan Altima Repairs Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2014 Nissan Altima, including the type of repair, costs of replacement parts or repair supplies, the amount of labor necessary to get the job done, and the state you live in. And check back often — we update our deals regularly!

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Questions About 2014 Nissan Altima Auto Repairs

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? 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 does it mean to be 'in tune' with your car? You know your vehicle. You also know when something feels 'off' with your vehicle. Pay attention when things don't run like they used to and stop by for a Courtesy Check when you notice an unusual sign, smell, or sensation. We might be able to help you prevent Nissan Altima repairs!
  • Do I have to get the repairs you recommend 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 2014 Nissan Altima unless we think they’re vital to your safety on the road.

2014 Nissan Altima Brake Repair

You might have a strong and reliable engine in your Nissan  Altima. 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. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for the right brake repair for your 2014 Nissan Altima. We offer a variety of brake services like brake pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum machining, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder service.

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 often do I need to replace my Altima brake pads? You can usually get around 30,000 to 40,000 miles out of your brake pads, but how and where you drive your Altima can affect this. Hauling large loads or riding your brakes can shorten their lifespan, while smoothly braking and mostly sticking to highways can help your brake pads last longer.
  • Does brake fluid leak 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.

When to Get Nissan Altima Drivetrain Repairs

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 visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 2014 Nissan Altima drivetrain components Your Nissan could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice vibration as your vehicle accelerates, clunks when shifting, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, or resistance when turning.

2014 Nissan Altima Drivetrain Questions

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? 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.
  • What causes a Altima’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate? Engine problems, transmission problems, faulty sensors, electrical issues, misfire issues, and connector problems could all cause your Altima’s malfunction warning light, or better known as the check engine light, to illuminate.
  • How serious is a drivetrain malfunction in my Altima? If you experience a drivetrain malfunction in your Altima, it is important to have it inspected by a professional mechanic as soon as possible to identify the underlying cause and perform the necessary repairs. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can be dangerous and cause further damage to your car.

2014 Nissan Altima Alignment Services

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Nissan Altima’s suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. During the service, your tire angles are adjusted according to measurements recommended by Nissan. Why? So that your tires can make contact with the road at the best possible angle. When you bring in your 2014 Nissan Altima, we’ll perform an alignment check first. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Questions About Nissan Altima Alignment

  • What can knock my Nissan Altima out of alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • How frequently should you get a wheel alignment for your Altima? Generally, it’s wise to have your alignment looked at around every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever happens first. You should check your Altima owner’s manual to verify Nissan’s suggested interval.
  • Do you need an alignment with new Altima 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.

Engine Repairs for Your 2014 Nissan Altima

When your Nissan Altima engine needs repairs, our expert techs will let you know what needs to be done and why before they get started. We never do any work without your sign-off. If a repair can wait, we'll let 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. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 2014 Altima engine repairs and you can drive easy knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and fluids — serpentine belt, oil gasket, fuses, or other parts.

Engine Q&A 2014 Nissan Altima

  • Why does the check engine light come on when I start my Altima? 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.
  • 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.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan Altima engine?  Some driving habits are not so great for your engine. These include driving on a near-empty gas tank, flooring the gas pedal while the car is in Park, or accelerating too quickly, too soon. Protect your engine’s performance and efficiency by distancing yourself from these habits.

2014 Nissan Altima Tire Repair

If the road has been rough on your 2014 Nissan Altima tires, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. In some cases, a tire doesn’t have to be replaced – it can be plugged and patched with a simple repair. Depending on the damage, though, a repair might not be the right move. Our technicians can determine which option is best for your situation. 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 2014 Nissan Altima tire is feasible and safe, 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) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Frequently Asked Nissan Altima Tire Repair Questions

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? A flat tire that’s not addressed can take a terrible toll on the rest of your car. Until you have it repaired or replaced, drive your Altima as little as possible to reduce your risk of damage to the wheels and alignment – or further damage to that already struggling tire!
  • Will a temporary sealant fix my Nissan's flat tire? A temporary sealant may be able to help you get to a repair location safely. But temporary or emergency sealants could possibly damage TPMS sensors, and in some cases may even void the warranty on your Bridgestone or Firestone tires. If your tire needs extensive repair, sealant can add time and labor costs to the process.
  • What can cause Altima tires to keep losing air? Tire punctures, damaged wheels, and leaking valve stems are possible reasons for your Altima tires continuously losing air.

2014 Nissan Altima Maintenance Information

There's no need to guess when it's time to get Altima maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2014 Nissan Altima! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Altima's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2014 Nissan Altima problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 2014 Nissan Altima Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 2014 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. 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.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2014 Nissan Altima maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2014 Nissan Altima Maintenance Questions

  • When should I have Nissan Altima alignment checked?  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 Nissan dashboard warning lights wait?  It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Nissan Altima, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

The Right Battery Size for a 2014 Nissan Altima

Researching battery replacements for your Nissan Altima?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
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
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

Car Batteries for 2014 Nissan Altima

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. You want to replace your 2014 Nissan Altima battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A lagging starter, a blinking battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corroded battery posts, or faded headlights may all indicate that your battery is waving goodbye.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if needed, get your Nissan Altima a replacement battery. Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our technicians are familiar with Nissan-specific recommendations for Altima car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help choosing the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Top Nissan AltimaCar 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.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery?  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.
  • What is the white, crusty substance accumulating on 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.

2014 Nissan Altima Oil Change Service

Your 2014 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 engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2014 Nissan Altima motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. 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 an oil change, an auto technician will change your Altima’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Altima's engine.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2014 Nissan Altima

  • What does it mean if my Nissan Altima oil light comes on?  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?  First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also helps your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Altima spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke?  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.

2014 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 first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Altima. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. 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. The result? Restored fuel system 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.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Questions About 2014 Nissan Altima Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Nissan Altima to drive with old spark plugs?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 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? The frequency at which car fuel injectors should be cleaned can vary depending on several factors, including the type of fuel used and the driving conditions. Some manufacturers generally recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of your general car maintenance, or as needed based on symptoms of poor fuel system performance.

Suspension Service & Repair for 2014 Nissan Altima

During the first few years you had your 2014 Nissan Altima, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your Altima feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2014 Nissan Altima in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Altima suspension system needs repair, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission.

2014 Altima Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why is my Nissan Altima bouncing excessively? 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?  The forward dip in the front end of your Altima when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's 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.

A/C Service for Your 2014 Nissan Altima

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 2014 Nissan Altima A/C problems. In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 2014 Nissan Altima 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.

While your 2014 Nissan Altima’s air conditioner is being serviced, 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 2014 Nissan Altima A/C Systems

  • Why do I get hot air from my Altima A/C?  An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your Altima’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.
  • Why does my Altima’s A/C only work when the car is moving?  Damaged or worn components in your Altima’s electrical or air conditioning system can cause the A/C to only work when the car is moving. You may be dealing with low coolant or a faulty cooling fan.

2014 Nissan Altima Transmission Service & Repairs

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Altima’s performance. Nissan Altima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan Altima transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Altima’s not even driveable. Our expert techs are familiar with 2014 Altima services and perform them according to Nissan-recommended specifications. 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.

Questions About 2014 Nissan Altima’s Transmission

  • Does my Altima's transmission fluid need to be inspected?  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 transmission fluid leak from my Nissan Altima?  Yes. Nissan Altima transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Is it okay to drive a Altima with a transmission fluid leak?  Driving with a transmission fluid leak is not recommended. Transmission fluid is essential to the proper operation of the transmission system, and a leak can cause serious problems, including reduced performance, overheating, and potentially transmission failure.

Get a 2014 Nissan Altima Vehicle Inspection

When you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care for any service, we’ll automatically do a multi-point Courtesy Check. First, a technician will pop the hood on your Nissan Altima and test the battery to find out how much charge is remaining on it. After we’ve inspected your Nissan Altima’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your 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 you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2014 Nissan Altima if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. 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 steering and suspension system, brakes, and exhaust components. With this inspection, we want to help you stay on top of any issues that may require preventative maintenance.

In some cities or states, you may be able to complete your vehicle’s safety tests or state inspection at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Inspections are performed on a state-by-state basis and requirements vary.

2014 Nissan Altima Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • How do I know if my Nissan Altima needs a check-up? You drive your car, day in and day out, so you know it best. If you notice unusual engine noises or you can’t shake the feeling that something is 'off,' start with a Courtesy Check to stay ahead of potential issues.
  • Help! My 2014 Nissan Altima failed the state inspection test. Can you get it to pass? Don’t panic! Come in for a complete inspection today and we’ll find (and repair) the root cause before you have your vehicle retested.
  • What's the ideal timing for a full vehicle inspection on my Nissan Altima?  The best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan Altima is before going on a road trip for the peace of mind. Another great time is when something abnormal occurs, and you can't pinpoint the issue. You might notice new dashboard lights, hear strange noises from under the hood, or your steering wheel doesn't feel like it once did.

Radiator Service & Repair for 2014 Nissan Altima

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 2014 Nissan Altima is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. Nissan recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. Your radiator could be close to causing an 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. When it comes to radiator service and repair, your 2014 Nissan Altima is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2014 Nissan Altima Radiator Q&A

  • What does the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard mean?  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 is causing my Altima to overheat?  Your Nissan Altima engine could overheat due to low coolant, a clogged radiator, a damaged water pump, a malfunctioning cooling fan, or a faulty thermostat.
  • 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!