2012 Nissan GT-R Scheduled Maintenance

2012 Nissan GT-R Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 2012 Nissan GT-R?

Your Guide to 2012 Nissan GT-R Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Nissan GT-R and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your GT-R 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. There's no need to guess when it's time to get GT-R maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2012 Nissan GT-R maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your GT-R perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Nissan GT-R problems.

Overview of Essential Nissan GT-R Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Nissan GT-R for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your GT-R. 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.

Could your 2012 Nissan GT-R be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Nissan GT-R battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your GT-R stranded. Your Nissan GT-R won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2012 Nissan GT-R engine. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 GT-R, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Nissan GT-R? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Nissan GT-R steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Nissan GT-R 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 GT-R's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Nissan GT-R services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 GT-R engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Nissan GT-R radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Nissan GT-R maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2012 Nissan GT-R Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Nissan GT-R. Get answers to common Nissan GT-R maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan GT-R? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 GT-R is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Nissan GT-R to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan GT-R? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Nissan GT-R in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Nissan GT-R

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