2016 Nissan Leaf Scheduled Maintenance

2016 Nissan Leaf Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 2016 Nissan Leaf?

Here’s Why 2016 Nissan Leaf Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Nissan Leaf to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Leaf could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. 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 Leaf maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2016 Nissan Leaf!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Leaf's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2016 Nissan Leaf problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Nissan Leaf Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 2016 Nissan Leaf to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Leaf's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2016 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Nissan Leaf battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Leaf stranded. Your Nissan Leaf won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2016 Nissan Leaf's engine run smoother. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 2016 Leaf, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2016 Nissan Leaf.

Maintaining your Nissan Leaf steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, 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. Components within your Nissan Leaf's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Nissan Leaf maintenance, 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!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Nissan Leaf cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Nissan Leaf radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2016 Nissan Leaf maintenance.

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

2016 Nissan Leaf Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2016 Nissan Leaf. Get answers to common Nissan Leaf maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Leaf? 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? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Nissan Leaf engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Nissan Leaf 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.

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.