2012 Nissan Leaf Maintenance Schedule

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Nissan Leaf

How often should I service my 2012 Nissan Leaf?

Your Guide to 2012 Nissan Leaf Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Nissan Leaf and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Leaf. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Leaf maintenance. Just follow your 2012 Nissan Leaf maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Leaf's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2012 Nissan Leaf problems.

Overview of Essential Nissan Leaf Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2012 Nissan Leaf to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Leaf. 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 Leaf be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Leaf may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 Leaf 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 Leaf stranded. Your Nissan Leaf won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2012 Nissan Leaf's engine run smoother. See Nissan's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 Leaf in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2012 Nissan Leaf? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Nissan Leaf 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, perform Nissan Leaf suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Nissan Leaf's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Nissan Leaf maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Nissan Leaf’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Nissan Leaf radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Nissan Leaf maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2012 Nissan Leaf Maintenance Q&A

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

  • When should I have Nissan Leaf alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Nissan Leaf? If your Nissan Leaf has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Nissan dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Nissan Leaf, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Nissan Leaf

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