1997 Nissan Maxima Scheduled Maintenance

1997 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Nissan Maxima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1997 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1997 Nissan Maxima?

Here’s Why 1997 Nissan Maxima Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Nissan Maxima, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Maxima. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Maxima maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1997 Nissan Maxima!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Maxima perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1997 Nissan Maxima problems.

Overview of Essential Nissan Maxima Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1997 Nissan Maxima and our technicians will jump right in 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Maxima’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1997 Nissan Maxima. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Nissan Maxima battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Nissan Maxima could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1997 Nissan Maxima running newer, longer. See Nissan's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1997 Maxima in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1997 Nissan Maxima.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Nissan Maxima 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Nissan Maxima steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Nissan Maxima's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Nissan Maxima maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Nissan Maxima’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Nissan Maxima? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1997 Nissan Maxima maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1997 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Nissan Maxima. Get answers to common Nissan Maxima maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan Maxima? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1997 Maxima is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Nissan Maxima? 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 Maxima engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Nissan Maxima to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Nissan Maxima

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Nissan Maxima maintenance appointment today.