1986 Nissan Maxima Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Nissan Maxima

How often should I service my 1986 Nissan Maxima?

Your Guide to 1986 Nissan Maxima Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Nissan Maxima to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Maxima. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Maxima, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 Nissan Maxima 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; 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Maxima running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1986 Nissan Maxima problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Nissan Maxima

Bring your 1986 Nissan Maxima to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Maxima. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1986 Nissan Maxima. 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Nissan Maxima battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Maxima) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Nissan Maxima won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Nissan Maxima running newer, longer. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 Maxima, 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Nissan Maxima.

Routine upkeep for your Nissan Maxima suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Nissan Maxima 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 Maxima's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Nissan Maxima services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Nissan Maxima cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Nissan Maxima radiator? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Nissan Maxima maintenance.

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1986 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Nissan Maxima. Get answers to common Nissan Maxima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Maxima? 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 does my Nissan Maxima need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan Maxima? 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 Nissan dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Nissan Maxima 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 Maxima

Take care of your Nissan Maxima and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.