Oil Changes for 1990 Nissan D21

1990 Nissan D21 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Nissan D21? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 Nissan D21 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Nissan D21? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends having your 1990 Nissan D21’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your D21 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Nissan D21. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Nissan D21 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1990 Nissan D21 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1990 D21. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your D21's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? We carry the best because your D21 deserves the best. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1990 D21 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1990 Nissan D21, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1990 Nissan D21 Oil Change

The next time your Nissan D21 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Nissan D21s. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1990 D21 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your D21’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1990 Nissan D21 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Nissan D21? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your D21’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own? 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan D21 Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Nissan D21 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.