1984 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 1984 Nissan Maxima Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1984 Nissan Maxima? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 1984 Maxima’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Maxima may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Nissan Maxima. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1984 Nissan Maxima?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Maxima. Nissan has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1984 Nissan Maxima vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Maxima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check 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 Maxima by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Maxima engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Nissan Maxima oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 champions. 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1984 Nissan Maxima, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Nissan Maxima

The next time your Nissan Maxima needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Nissan Maximas. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1984 Maxima oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Maxima 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1984 Nissan Maxima

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Maxima engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Nissan Maxima engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Maxima exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Maxima Oil Changed

Help your 1984 Maxima engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!