2003 Nissan Frontier Oil Change Service

2003 Nissan Frontier Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Nissan Frontier? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2003 Nissan Frontier Oil Changes

Need more info about 2003 Nissan Frontier oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Your 2003 Frontier’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Frontier in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Frontier may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Nissan Frontier. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Nissan Frontier?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Frontier. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2003 Frontier. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Frontier's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Frontier by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? We carry the best because your Frontier deserves the best. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2003 Frontier 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 tested and trusted. For example, 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] And 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Nissan's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2003 Nissan Frontier.

Where Can I Get a Nissan Frontier Oil Change

The next time your Nissan Frontier needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Frontier’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2003 Nissan Frontiers. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Frontier today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

2003 Nissan Frontier Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Frontier engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Frontier’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Frontier oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Frontier exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2003 Frontier

Give your Frontier’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.