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1999 Nissan Maxima Tires, Repair & Service


1999 Nissan Maxima Tires

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1999 Nissan Maxima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 1999 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
1999 Nissan Maxima SE H 32 PSI/29 PSI P215/55R16
1999 Nissan Maxima GXE H 29 PSI/29 PSI P205/65R15
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE H 29 PSI/29 PSI P205/65R15

1999 Nissan Maxima SE

P215/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 32 PSI/29 PSI

1999 Nissan Maxima GXE

P205/65R15

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 29 PSI/29 PSI

1999 Nissan Maxima GLE

P205/65R15

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 1999 Nissan Maxima

What tires are best for a 1999 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
Bridgestone WEATHERPEAK
WEATHERPEAK

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone FT140
FT140

  • 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

Choosing 1999 Nissan Maxima Tires

Other than getting the proper tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan Maxima tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. 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. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one set for winter, one set for summer. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Nissan Maxima tires online.

Installing Nissan Maxima Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! Buy 1999 Nissan Maxima tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you.

1999 Nissan Maxima Tire Questions

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? 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.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan Maxima? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your Nissan tires!
  • 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.

Get Repairs for Your 1999 Nissan Maxima

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. We’re here to change that, though. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we want to make car repair painless and hassle-free. When you come to us for 1999 Nissan Maxima repair services, rest easy knowing that your Maxima is in capable hands. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

How Much Does Nissan Maxima Repair Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 1999 Nissan Maxima, including the type of repair, the cost of any replacement parts, the labor involved, and where you live. 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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1999 Nissan Maxima Auto Repair Questions

  • Can scheduled maintenance help me avoid repairs? One of the best ways to prevent 1999 Nissan Maxima repairs is by staying on top of your Nissan maintenance schedule. This schedule is written by the people who made your vehicle and they know best how to keep it running smoothly.
  • What does it mean to be 'in tune' with your car? No, we’re not talking about finding the best jams on the radio! You know your car best, and you’re the first person who will notice if something doesn’t feel right (like new smells, sights, or sounds coming from your car). If you sense that something is 'off,' stop in for a Courtesy Check to have these symptoms checked out ASAP. Early action could 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 1999 Nissan Maxima that we don't think is necessary for your safety.

1999 Nissan Maxima Brake Repair

Your Nissan Maxima may be powered by a strong engine. 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 and responsive brakes go hand in hand. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for the right brake repair for your 1999 Nissan Maxima. We offer many affordable brake repairs like brake pad/shoe removal and replacement, brake rotor/drum machining, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Nissan Maxima Brakes Questions

  • What can cause my Maxima to shake when I apply the brakes? If your Maxima shakes when you brake, you could be dealing with warped rotors, faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, or loose or worn suspension parts. Schedule a free brake inspection at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help diagnosing your brake issue.
  • How long should my Maxima brake pads last? Brake pads generally last between 30,000 and 40,000 miles. Your driving can affect how long your Maxima brake pads last, though. For example, mainly driving on highways and gradually braking can help increase the lifespan of your brake pads, and carrying hefty loads or riding your brakes can shorten it.
  • 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.

Repairing Your Nissan Maxima Drivetrain

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 1999 Nissan Maxima drivetrain components Your Nissan Maxima may need driveshaft attention if you feel heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

1999 Nissan Maxima Drivetrain Questions

  • How do I know if my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? 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.
  • Why is the malfunction indicator light (MIL) on in my Maxima? A multitude of problems can activate your Maxima’s malfunction indicator light (better known as the check engine light), including issues with the engine, transmission, sensors, electrical system, or connectors.
  • How concerning is 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.

Wheel Alignment for 1999 Nissan Maxima

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Nissan Maxima’s suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. 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 1999 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.

Nissan Maxima Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan Maxima out of alignment? Potholes and uneven roads can knock your car out of alignment, so stay aware of the road ahead and adjust your speed (or avoid these obstacles whenever it’s safely possible).
  • How frequently should you get a wheel alignment for your Maxima?  Check your Maxima owner's manual for Nissan's recommended interval. It's generally a good idea to check your alignment every 6,000 miles or 6 months, depending on which comes first.
  • Do you need an alignment with new Maxima tires? While you don’t necessarily need to get an alignment when putting new tires on your Maxima, it’s still a good idea. Ensuring your wheels are properly aligned can help support optimal handling, tire wear, and fuel efficiency.

Engine Repairs for Your 1999 Nissan Maxima

If your 1999 Nissan Maxima needs engine repair, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We never do any work without your sign-off. If a repair can wait, we'll let you know. We'll also tell you if it's necessary for your safety. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your engine repairs. Choose Firestone Complete Auto Care for Nissan Maxima engine repairs and you can drive easy knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and fluids — timing chain or belt, engine oil seal, ignition coil, or a different component.

Engine Q&A 1999 Nissan Maxima

  • Why does the check engine light in my Maxima turn on when I start my car? It’s usually normal for your check engine light to turn on upon ignition. This is just your Maxima testing its circuits. The dash light shouldn't stay on. If it does, you might want to bring your vehicle in for service.
  • 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.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan Maxima engine? Certain driving habits can hurt your engine. These habits include driving on an empty fuel tank, revving your engine while the vehicle is in Park, or slamming the gas pedal while the engine is still cold. Steer clear of these habits to help protect engine performance and efficiency.

Tire Repair for Your 1999 Nissan Maxima

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 1999 Nissan Maxima needs flat tire repair or inspection. 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 start by evaluating the state of wear, the location of damage, type of damage, and the size of the damage.

If your 1999 Nissan Maxima tire puncture can be repaired, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Remove the tire from the wheel for inspection and repair, (2) fill in the area that’s been punctured to prevent damage from moisture, and (3) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Frequently Asked Nissan Maxima Tire Repair Questions

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? A flat tire that’s not addressed can take a terrible toll on the rest of your car. Until you have it repaired or replaced, drive your Maxima as little as possible to reduce your risk of damage to the wheels and alignment – or further damage to that already struggling tire!
  • Is temporary sealant bad for my Nissan's tires? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Nissan Maxima to Firestone Complete Auto Care, but don’t count on them to keep you on the road for very long. Using a temporary sealant may also void a Bridgestone or Firestone tire warranty.
  • Why do my Maxima tires 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.

About 1999 Nissan Maxima Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Maxima, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1999 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Maxima perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1999 Nissan Maxima problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Nissan Maxima

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1999 Nissan Maxima for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1999 Nissan Maxima maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 1999 Nissan Maxima Maintenance

  • 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Nissan Maxima?  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!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan?  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.

1999 Nissan Maxima Battery Replacement & Size

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan Maxima?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
35-1 V6/3.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 500
35-2 V6/3.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
24F-RP V6/3.0L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

1999 Nissan Maxima Car Batteries

The average car battery lasts three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan Maxima stranded. Watch for signs that your current battery is getting too old or too weak. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or dim headlights can all signal that your battery needs attention.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Drop in for a free battery check and, if needed, get your Nissan Maxima a replacement battery. Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. 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 fast car battery replacement at your earliest convenience.

Top Nissan MaximaCar Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’t my Nissan Maxima battery stay charged?  A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery? 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 substance accumulating on my Maxima’s battery post?  The white, flaky stuff that can build up around your Maxima’s battery terminals is known as corrosion. Acid leaking from your vehicle’s battery post can have a chemical reaction with the air, leading to an accumulation of the white, powdery substance over time. Corrosion can affect the flow of electricity between your battery and the electrical system in your Maxima, possibly causing issues with electrical performance and starting. If left unaddressed for long enough, it may even cause your battery to prematurely fail.

Oil Changes for 1999 Nissan Maxima

Nissan recommends changing your 1999 Maxima’s oil at regular intervals. Your Maxima may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1999 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 an oil change, an auto technician will change your Maxima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Maxima's engine.

1999 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Questions

  • Why is my Nissan Maxima oil light illuminated?  Your Nissan Maxima oil change reminder light might illuminate if it’s been too long since your last oil change. On the other hand, the oil pressure light might illuminate due to a clogged oil filter, a faulty oil pressure sensor, low engine oil levels, or a malfunctioning oil pump.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own?  Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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?  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 1999 Nissan Maxima

Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Maxima. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan Maxima engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. 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. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Maxima: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

1999 Nissan Maxima Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • What happens if my Nissan Maxima spark plugs fail?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Nissan’s recommendations.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Nissan Maxima mean? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • How often do Nissan Maxima fuel injectors need to be cleaned? The frequency at which car fuel injectors should be cleaned can vary depending on several factors, including the type of fuel used and the driving conditions. Some manufacturers generally recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of your general car maintenance, or as needed based on symptoms of poor fuel system performance.

1999 Nissan Maxima Suspension Service & Repair

When you first drove your 1999 Nissan Maxima, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Maxima jolts, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1999 Nissan Maxima, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

Questions About 1999 Nissan Maxima Steering & Suspension

  • Why is my Nissan Maxima bouncing so much?  Excessive bouncing in your Nissan Maxima might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • What can cause the front end of my Maxima to dip forward when I apply the brakes?  When you brake, the forward momentum combined with your vehicle's weight sends a lot of force to the vehicle's front end. A bad suspension can cause all that weight and force to push the front end downward.
  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Maxima's steering and 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.

1999 Nissan Maxima A/C Service Near You

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 1999 Nissan Maxima A/C problems. In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 1999 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 1999 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.

Frequently Asked Questions for 1999 Nissan Maxima A/C Systems

  • What’s making my Maxima A/C put out warm air?  An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • 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 vehicle have to be moving for my Maxima’s A/C to work? There could be issues with one or more components in the air conditioning or electrical system. Your Maxima may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

1999 Nissan Maxima Transmission Service

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 1999 Nissan Maxima transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Nissan Maxima transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Maxima’s not even driveable. Our expert techs are familiar with 1999 Maxima services and perform them according to Nissan-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Maxima’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Nissan running for miles and miles.

Questions About 1999 Nissan Maxima’s Transmission

  • Does my Maxima's transmission fluid need to be inspected?  Regularly checking and exchanging your 1999 Maxima’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Nissan's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can my Nissan Maxima leak transmission fluid?  Yes. Nissan Maxima transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Should I avoid driving my Nissan Maxima if there is a transmission fluid leak?  You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Maxima to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.

1999 Nissan Maxima Inspections

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. First, a technician will pop the hood on your Nissan Maxima and test the battery to determine how much charge remains. After we’ve inspected your Nissan Maxima’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your lights, windshield wipers, filters, hoses, alignment, tires, fluid levels, and belts.

We perform a Courtesy Check any time you bring your car to a local Firestone Complete Auto Care for service, but we can also dig deeper and perform a Complete Vehicle Inspection on your 1999 Nissan Maxima if you prefer. During a Complete Vehicle Inspection, we’ll visually check everything that’s on the list for a Courtesy Check. Additionally, we’ll perform a thorough manual inspection of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. The goal of this type of inspection is to unearth significant issues that might wreak havoc on your 1999 Nissan Maxima if left unaddressed.

Depending on your location, you may be able to take care of your state inspection or safety test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

FAQs for 1999 Nissan Maxima Vehicle Inspections

  • How do I know if my Nissan Maxima needs a check-up? It needs a check-up if something feels 'off' to you, the driver. Your Nissan Maxima could benefit from a Courtesy Check if it has any illuminated dashboard lights, you hear weird noises coming from any part, the engine doesn't start sometimes, or your vehicle pulls to one side.
  • Help! My 1999 Nissan Maxima failed the state inspection test. Can you get it to pass? Did your vehicle fail a recent state inspection test? We can help. Come in for a checkup and we’ll diagnose the issue.
  • When’s the best time to have a complete vehicle inspection performed on 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.

1999 Nissan Maxima Radiator Service

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 1999 Nissan Maxima is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. Nissan recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open for any indication that your radiator is failing. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant.

When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Nissan Maxima. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. If you’re about to lose your cool over a too-hot engine, rest assured that we’re here to give your 1999 Nissan Maxima the top-notch service it needs.

Common Nissan Maxima Radiator Questions

  • 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.
  • What can cause my Maxima to overheat?  Your Nissan Maxima engine could overheat due to low coolant, a clogged radiator, a damaged water pump, a malfunctioning cooling fan, or a faulty thermostat.
  • What can cause a Maxima radiator to make boiling or rumbling sounds? There could be air pockets in your Maxima’s cooling system. You might also have a clogged radiator or faulty radiator cap (this last one is an easy fix!).