Oil Changes for 1999 Nissan Maxima

1999 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Nissan Maxima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1999 Nissan Maxima Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1999 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 having your 1999 Nissan Maxima’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Maxima in the above table. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Maxima may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Nissan Maxima. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1999 Nissan Maxima?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1999 Nissan Maxima motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1999 Nissan Maxima vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Maxima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Maxima by taking into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Maxima deserves the best. 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1999 Nissan Maxima, refer to Nissan's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1999 Nissan Maxima Oil Change

The next time your Nissan Maxima needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Nissan Maximas. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1999 Nissan Maximas. Let the experts take care of your Maxima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

1999 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Nissan Maxima motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your Maxima’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Nissan Maxima oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Maxima exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Nissan Maxima

Help your 1999 Maxima engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!