2002 Nissan Maxima Oil Change

2002 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Nissan Maxima? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2002 Nissan Maxima Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2002 Nissan Maxima? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 changing your 2002 Maxima’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Maxima may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, 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, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Nissan Maxima Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Maxima. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2002 Nissan Maxima vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Maxima’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important 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, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

What motor oils are available 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 proven winners. For example, 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. 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Nissan's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2002 Nissan Maxima.

Where Can I Get a Nissan Maxima Oil Change

The next time your Nissan Maxima needs an 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. Find out how much your Nissan Maxima oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Maxima's engine. 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.

2002 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Maxima engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Nissan Maxima engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Nissan Maxima

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