1990 Nissan Maxima Oil Change

1990 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Nissan Maxima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1990 Nissan Maxima Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Nissan Maxima? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about 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.

Nissan recommends changing your 1990 Maxima’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Maxima may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Nissan Maxima. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Nissan Maxima?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1990 Nissan Maxima motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1990 Maxima. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Maxima's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? Your Maxima engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1990 Maxima oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1990 Nissan Maxima, refer to Nissan's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Nissan Maxima

When it's time for a 1990 Nissan Maxima 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 motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1990 Nissan Maximas. Let the experts take care of your Maxima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

1990 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Nissan Maxima? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Nissan Maxima engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Maxima oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Maxima exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Maxima Oil Changed

Help your 1990 Maxima engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!