2018 Nissan Altima Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Nissan Altima Transmission Do?

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. They're often easy to notice. 2018 Nissan Altima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Nissan Altima transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Altima’s not even driveable.

Nissan Transmission Recommendations for 2018 Altimas

Nissan recommends having your Altima's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Nissan recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2018 Nissan Altimas at certain intervals with Nissan-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2018  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 hard to offer affordable Nissan Altima transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Altima a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2018 Nissan Altima Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Nissan? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and 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 load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Altima’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Altima's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Nissan Altima’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Nissan's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Nissan Altima Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2018 Altima, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.