2018 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

2018 Nissan Altima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Nissan Altima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2018 Nissan Altima

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2018 Nissan Altima?

Here’s Why 2018 Nissan Altima Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Nissan Altima and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Altima has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. 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 2018 Nissan Altima!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Altima running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2018 Nissan Altima problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Nissan Altima Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2018 Nissan Altima for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2018 Nissan Altima? In general, car batteries only last three to 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Nissan Altima battery. 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Altima) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Nissan Altima won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2018 Nissan Altima running newer, longer. See Nissan's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2018 Altima in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2018 Nissan Altima.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Nissan Altima can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). 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 (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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. Need a new Nissan Altima radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2018 Nissan Altima maintenance.

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

Questions About 2018 Nissan Altima Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Nissan Altima. Get answers to common Nissan Altima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Nissan Altima alignment checked? 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? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Nissan Altima engines.
  • Can Nissan dashboard warning lights wait? 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.

Get Work Done on Your Nissan Altima

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Nissan Altima maintenance appointment today.