2000 Nissan Maxima Oil Change

2000 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2000 Nissan Maxima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2000 Nissan Maxima Oil

Need more info about 2000 Nissan Maxima oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends having your 2000 Nissan Maxima’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Maxima may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Nissan Maxima. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Nissan Maxima Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2000 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 2000 Maxima. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Maxima's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take 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. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2000 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 champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made 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. Always refer to Nissan's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2000 Nissan Maxima.

Where to Go for 2000 Nissan Maxima Oil Change

When the time for your Maxima’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. 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 2000 Nissan Maximas. Let the experts take care of your Maxima’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

2000 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Nissan Maxima? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Nissan Maxima engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2000 Maxima

Give your Maxima’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.