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1989 Nissan Maxima Tires & Services


1989 Nissan Maxima Tires

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1989 Nissan Maxima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 1989 Nissan Maxima tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R Tire Size
1989 Nissan Maxima SE H 29 PSI/29 PSI 205/65R15
1989 Nissan Maxima GXE H 29 PSI/29 PSI 205/65R15

1989 Nissan Maxima SE

205/65R15

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

1989 Nissan Maxima GXE

205/65R15

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 1989 Nissan Maxima

What tires are best for a 1989 Nissan Maxima? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE ALL-Season
ALL-Season

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE Touring A/S
Touring A/S

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Toyo Extensa A/S II
Extensa A/S II

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires

1989 Nissan Maxima Tire Information

Apart from finding the right tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Maxima tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one for winter and one for summer. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. If you're a big off-roading fan who forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. Browse Nissan Maxima tires online or come to your nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you.

Nissan Maxima Installation and More

We sell tires, but we also service them and care for all the around-the-wheel components. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! Shop 1989 Nissan Maxima tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

1989 Nissan Maxima Tire Q&A

  • Why check Nissan tire inflation? The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Proper tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Nissan Maxima tires? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Nissan tire numbers.
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires at home? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Maxima tires. Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Maxima tires.

About 1989 Nissan Maxima Repairs

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. Bring your 1989 Nissan Maxima in for repair services and our technicians will take care of your Maxima like it was their own. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

How Much Does Nissan Maxima Repair Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 1989 Nissan Maxima, including what kind of repair you need, costs of replacement parts or repair supplies, how much labor the repair will take, and the state you live in. But regardless of where you’re located, check out our website for repair coupons and offers that could save you some cash.

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1989 Nissan Maxima Auto Repair Questions

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? Don’t neglect scheduled maintenance. Sure, you could skip out on a few recommended maintenance services, but you may pay the price later. Bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care at recommended service intervals to address minor issues before they get out of hand and keep your car running newer, longer.
  • What's wrong if something feels 'off' in my Nissan? You know your vehicle. You also know when something feels 'off' with your vehicle. Pay attention when things don't run like they used to and stop by for a Courtesy Check when you notice an unusual sign, smell, or sensation. We might be able to help you prevent Nissan Maxima repairs!
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? Talk to your technician. We'll never recommend a service or repair for your 1989 Nissan Maxima that we don't think is necessary for your safety.

Brake Repair for Your 1989 Nissan Maxima

Your Nissan Maxima engine may be strong and reliable. But if you can't stop it, then it's scrap metal. If you’re experiencing squeaky brakes or a loss of braking power, don’t wait! Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. Plus, ignoring your brake problems can result in more damage and higher brake repair bills. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for the right brake repair for your 1989 Nissan Maxima. We offer many affordable brake repairs like pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Questions About Your Nissan Maxima Brakes

  • Why does my Maxima shake when I brake? Your Maxima could shake when you brake due to worn brake pads or rotors, warped rotors, loose or worn suspension components, or faulty brake calipers. You can always schedule a free brake inspection at the first sign of strange brake behavior.
  • How long can I expect my Maxima brake pads to last? In general, brake pads can last from 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Certain factors, like driving on highways mostly and braking smoothly, can help your brake pads last longer. Hauling heavy loads and riding your brakes can shorten brake pad lifespan.
  • Should my Maxima be leaking brake fluid when the car is off? Your Maxima brake system is a closed hydraulic system, so a brake fluid leak likely means you have an issue in your brake system. Over time, brake components can wear out or get damaged, causing a brake fluid leak.

When to Get Nissan Maxima Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are not all the same. You don't want to go to any random shop for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 1989 Nissan Maxima drivetrain components Your Nissan Maxima may need driveshaft attention if you feel clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards.

1989 Nissan Maxima Drivetrain Q&A

  • What are the symptoms of a damaged Nissan drivetrain system? Noises toward the back of your Nissan Maxima, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • What triggers the malfunction indicator light (MIL) in a Maxima?  The malfunction indicator light — also known as the check engine light — on your Maxima can illuminate for a variety of reasons, including engine issues, electrical problems, damaged sensors, transmission problems, misfires, and faulty connections.
  • How worried should I be about a drivetrain malfunction in my Maxima? If you experience a drivetrain malfunction in your Maxima, it is important to have it inspected by a professional mechanic as soon as possible to identify the underlying cause and perform the necessary repairs. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can be dangerous and cause further damage to your car.

1989 Nissan Maxima Wheel Alignment

Alignment services involve precise adjustments to your Nissan Maxima’s suspension system, the connection between the vehicle and the wheels. During the service, the individual angles of your tires are adjusted so that they come into contact with the road in just the right way — the way Nissan intended them to. Bring your 1989 Nissan Maxima in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. Then, we’ll adjust the angles as needed until they match recommended measurements from Nissan.

Answers to Nissan Maxima Alignment Questions

  • Are there road conditions that can hurt my Nissan Maxima alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • When should you get a wheel alignment for your Maxima? It’s usually suggested you check your alignment about every 6,000 miles or 6 months (whichever occurs first). Still, you should reference your Maxima owner’s manual for Nissan's recommended interval.
  • Do you need an alignment with new Maxima tires? It’s likely not a requirement to get an alignment when you install new tires on your Maxima, but it's a smart idea to do so anyway. An alignment can help ensure even tire wear, smooth handling, and better fuel efficiency.

Engine Repairs for Your 1989 Nissan Maxima

If your 1989 Nissan Maxima needs engine repair, our technicians will make sure you understand what’s going on before they start working on your engine. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. But if immediate repairs are necessary for your safety, we’ll make sure that's clear, too. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed engine repair decision. By choosing Firestone Complete Auto Care for Maxima engine repairs and you can feel confident knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and components like the serpentine belt, oil gasket, ignition coil, or a different component.

1989 Nissan Maxima Engine Q&A

  • Why does my Maxima’s check engine light come on when I start it? It's okay if your check engine light comes on when you first start your vehicle. This is a sign that your vehicle is testing its circuits. The light should go off shortly. Bring your vehicle in if it doesn't.
  • Are Nissan Maxima engine noises bad? Unusual noises can signal a problem with your Nissan Maxima engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you're low on oil. Whistling could mean a belt is misaligned or there's an intake leak. Squealing can indicate a loose fan belt, and grinding might be coming from the brakes, not the engine.
  • What could damage a Nissan engine? Certain driving habits can damage your engine and should be avoided. These habits include 'running on fumes,' revving the engine while still in Park, or pushing 'the pedal to the metal' before the engine has warmed up. Help sustain your engine’s performance and efficiency by staying miles away from these bad driving practices.

1989 Nissan Maxima Tire Repair

If your 1989 Nissan Maxima is in need of a tire inspection or possible flat tire repair, Firestone Complete Auto Care has your back. In some cases, a tire doesn’t have to be replaced – it can be plugged and patched with a simple repair. Depending on the damage, though, a repair might not be the right move. Our technicians can determine which option is best for your situation. We’ll begin by taking a look at where the damage is, the type and extent of the tire damage, and how all of your tires are wearing.

If we determine that your 1989 Nissan Maxima tire can be safely repaired, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) secure and seal the inner tire liner to ensure the tire is airtight.

Your Questions About Nissan Maxima Tire Repair, Answered

  • Can I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your Maxima engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? Temporary sealants will solve your problem… for a little bit. If you’ve seen temporary or emergency tire sealant before (it usually comes in a can), it can be tempting to turn to this as a solution for your flat tire. Keep in mind that these fixes could buy you some time to get to Firestone Complete Auto Care for a proper repair, but they could also cause some harm in the process (for example, damage to your TPMS). Plus, using a product like this could void your tire warranty.
  • What is causing the tires on my Maxima to keep losing air? Your Maxima tires might keep losing air due to a leaking valve stem, puncture or hole in the tire tread or sidewall, or damaged wheel.

1989 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Information

There's no need to guess when it's time to get Maxima maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 Nissan Maxima! Nissan knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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 maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 Nissan Maxima problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Nissan Maxima Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 Nissan Maxima 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. 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.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1989 Nissan Maxima maintenance and repairs. We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1989 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Q&A

  • When should I have Nissan Maxima 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 switch my Nissan Maxima to high mileage oil?  If your Nissan Maxima 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?  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.

The Right Battery Size for a 1989 Nissan Maxima

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan Maxima?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24F-3 V6/3.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
24F-6 V6/3.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP V6/3.0L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

1989 Nissan Maxima Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan Maxima stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A lagging starter, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, bloated battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or dim headlights can all be signs that your battery is waving goodbye.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if needed, get your Nissan Maxima a replacement battery. Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Maxima battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Commonly Asked Nissan Maxima Battery Questions

  • Why won't my Nissan Maxima battery stay charged? A battery is in its final hour when it will no longer hold a charge. The battery may be too old. Or, you may have been leaving your car doors ajar and the cabin light at night. Stop by for a complimentary battery check at your favorite Firestone Complete Auto Care and get a handle on your car battery’s health.
  • How long can I expect my car battery to last? The typical 12-volt car battery may last three to five years, depending on the type of battery, the driving conditions, and how well the battery is maintained.
  • What is the white, crusty stuff around my Maxima’s battery post?  A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can cause a white, crusty buildup to form on the terminals of your Maxima car battery. This buildup — known as corrosion — can impede the flow of electricity and cause a range of issues, from poor performance to premature battery failure.

1989 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Service

Your 1989 Maxima’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. 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, smell oil inside the car, 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, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1989 Nissan Maxima motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Maxima's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Maxima's engine.

1989 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Questions

  • Why is my Nissan Maxima oil light illuminated?  Your Nissan Maxima oil change reminder light may come on if you're overdue for an oil change. The oil pressure light will typically come on if the oil level in the engine is too low, the oil pump is failing, you have a clogged oil filter, or there's a faulty oil pressure sensor.
  • Can I change my Nissan Maxima oil at home?  First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also helps your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue?  You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 1989 Nissan Maxima

Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Maxima’s engine. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1989 Nissan Maxima. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Maxima. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Maxima’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Maxima can determine what kind of service it needs. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A for 1989 Nissan Maxima

  • What happens if my Nissan Maxima spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Maxima? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • How frequently do the fuel injectors in my Nissan Maxima need to be cleaned? There is no hard and fast rule on how often fuel injectors should be cleaned, and it can vary based on driving habits and fuel type. Some manufacturers may suggest including a fuel system cleaning in your regular maintenance schedule. Or you may need to clean your fuel injectors as needed if you notice signs of a fuel system problem.

1989 Nissan Maxima Suspension Service & Repair

During the first few years you had your 1989 Nissan Maxima, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Maxima bounces, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1989 Nissan Maxima in for suspension and steering service. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission.

1989 Nissan Maxima Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What can cause my Nissan Maxima to have a bouncy ride? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • Why does my Maxima front end dip forward when I brake?  The forward dip in the front end of your Maxima when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's suspension?  Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.

A/C Service for Your 1989 Nissan Maxima

Our technicians will work to solve your 1989 Nissan Maxima A/C problems to the best of their ability. During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 1989 Nissan Maxima A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 1989 Nissan Maxima, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Nissan guidelines. The A/C system is recharged with new refrigerant.

1989 Nissan Maxima A/C System FAQs

  • Why do I get hot air from my Maxima A/C? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • What can cause an A/C system leak? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your Maxima’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.
  • Why does my Maxima’s A/C only work when the car is moving?  A problem with one or more of your air conditioning or electrical system components could cause the A/C to only work when your Maxima is moving. You may be low on refrigerant, or the cooling fan could be faulty.

Transmission Services for 1989 Nissan Maxima

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Nissan Maxima transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan Maxima transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Maxima at all. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  Nissan Maxima transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Maxima’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Nissan running for miles and miles.

1989 Nissan Maxima Transmission Q&A

  • Does my Maxima's transmission fluid need to be inspected?  Caring for your Nissan Maxima’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Nissan, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Nissan Maxima?  Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Nissan Maxima, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Can I drive my Nissan Maxima with a transmission fluid leak?  Driving your Maxima with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.

Get a 1989 Nissan Maxima Vehicle Inspection

When you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care for any service, we’ll automatically do a multi-point Courtesy Check. First, a technician will pop the hood on your Nissan Maxima and test the battery to see how much charge it has left – and determine if it may fail in the near future. After we’ve inspected your Nissan Maxima’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your windshield wiper blades, lights, filters, alignment, tires, hoses, belts and fluid levels.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but we also offer an in-depth Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 1989 Nissan Maxima. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes a thorough manual inspection of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. With this inspection, we want to help you stay on top of any issues that may need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to complete your vehicle’s safety tests or state inspection at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

Common 1989 Nissan Maxima Vehicle Inspection Questions

  • How do I know if I should have an inspection on my Nissan Maxima? You drive your car, day in and day out, so you know it best. If you notice unusual engine noises or you can’t shake the feeling that something is 'off,' start with a Courtesy Check to stay ahead of potential issues.
  • My 1989 Nissan Maxima failed the state inspection test. Can you fix it? Don’t panic! Come in for a complete inspection today and we’ll find (and repair) the root cause before you have your vehicle retested.
  • When is the best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Maxima?  The best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan Maxima is before going on a road trip for the peace of mind. Another great time is when something abnormal occurs, and you can't pinpoint the issue. You might notice new dashboard lights, hear strange noises from under the hood, or your steering wheel doesn't feel like it once did.

Radiator Service & Repair for 1989 Nissan Maxima

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 1989 Nissan Maxima is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. To keep your radiator functioning, Nissan recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open for any indication that your radiator is failing. Your radiator could be close to causing an engine breakdown if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Nissan Maxima cooling system. We’ll do a machine-powered coolant exchange on the system, and then we’ll top off or replace the fluids that were removed (like chemicals, lubricants, and sealants). Lastly, we’ll perform a pressure check to look for leaks. From the radiator cap to the heater core, we’re here to give your 1989 Nissan Maxima the top-notch service it needs.

Questions About Nissan Maxima Radiators

  • Why is the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard on?  Your engine might be about to overheat. If your low coolant light is on, pull over in a safe area and wait for your engine temperature to go down. Once it’s safe to do so, bring your car to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to have the coolant system inspected.
  • Why is my Maxima overheating?  Low coolant, a damaged cooling fan, a faulty water pump, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a clogged radiator could all cause your Nissan Maxima engine to overheat.
  • Why does the radiator in my Maxima sound like it’s rumbling or boiling?  Your Maxima’s cooling system could contain air pockets or your radiator might be clogged. Another possibility is a faulty radiator cap, which is an easy fix!