2003 Nissan Maxima Scheduled Maintenance

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2003 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2003 Nissan Maxima?

Here’s Why 2003 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. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Maxima maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2003 Nissan Maxima!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Maxima's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2003 Nissan Maxima problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Nissan Maxima Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2003 Nissan Maxima for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. 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.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2003 Nissan Maxima? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Maxima may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Nissan Maxima battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Maxima stranded. Your Nissan Maxima could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2003 Nissan Maxima engine. See Nissan's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2003 Maxima in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2003 Nissan Maxima.

Routine upkeep for your Nissan Maxima suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Nissan Maxima steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Nissan Maxima's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Nissan Maxima services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Nissan Maxima cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Nissan Maxima radiator? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2003 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.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2003 Nissan Maxima. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Nissan today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2003 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 2003 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? 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 Nissan dashboard warning lights wait? 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.