Oil Changes for 2004 Nissan Frontier

2004 Nissan Frontier Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2004 Nissan Frontier? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2004 Nissan Frontier Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Nissan Frontier’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2004 Frontier’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Frontier may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Nissan Frontier. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

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

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2004 Nissan Frontier motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2004 Frontier. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Frontier’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Frontier by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2004 Nissan Frontier, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Nissan Frontier

The next time your Nissan Frontier needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Nissan Frontiers. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Nissan Frontier oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Frontier’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2004 Nissan Frontier Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Frontier engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Frontier’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • 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. 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? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Nissan Frontier

Help your 2004 Nissan Frontier run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.