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2010 Nissan Maxima Repair, Service & Tires


2010 Nissan Maxima Tires

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2010 Nissan Maxima Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2010 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
2010 Nissan Maxima S V 33 PSI/33 PSI P245/45R18
2010 Nissan Maxima SV* W 33 PSI/33 PSI 245/40R19
2010 Nissan Maxima SV* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P245/45R18
2010 Nissan Maxima SV* V 33 PSI/33 PSI P245/40R19

2010 Nissan Maxima S

P245/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2010 Nissan Maxima SV*

245/40R19

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2010 Nissan Maxima SV*

P245/45R18

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2010 Nissan Maxima SV*

P245/40R19

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 2010 Nissan Maxima

What tires are best for a 2010 Nissan Maxima? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus
DriveGuard Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Potenza RE050A

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT
Potenza RE050A RFT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+
Potenza RE980AS+

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE71RS
Potenza RE71RS

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Potenza Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport AS
Potenza Sport AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza ER33
Turanza ER33

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone WEATHERPEAK
WEATHERPEAK

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Turanza T005
Turanza T005

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk AS V2
Firehawk AS V2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE Sport
Sport

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Toyo PROXES Sport A/S
PROXES Sport A/S

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Toyo PROXES Sport
PROXES Sport

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance

Choosing 2010 Nissan Maxima Tires

Apart from finding the right tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan Maxima tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. It's not uncommon for drivers in states that experience all four seasons to buy more than one set of tires. one for winter and one for summer. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. 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. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your Nissan Maxima.

Installing Nissan Maxima Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! Shop 2010 Nissan Maxima tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

2010 Nissan Maxima Tire Q&A

  • Why does Nissan tire inflation matter? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan Maxima? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • 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 2010 Nissan Maxima

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. But we work to provide you with a different experience at Firestone Complete Auto Care. When it’s time for 2010 Nissan Maxima repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and our skilled repair technicians will get your Maxima back on the road. We'll work to evaluate the scope of repairs needed and explain your options. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

How Much Does Nissan Maxima Repair Cost?

The cost to repair your 2010 Nissan Maxima depends on what kind of repair you need, the cost of any replacement parts, how much labor the repair will take, and your locale. They're updated regularly!

A few different aspects can influence repair costs for your 2010 Nissan Maxima, like

Questions About 2010 Nissan Maxima Auto Repairs

  • Can scheduled maintenance help me avoid repairs? The cheapest 2010 Nissan Maxima repair is the one that isn’t necessary in the first place! Staying up-to-date with your car’s scheduled maintenance services is a great way to keep future repair costs low.
  • 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.
  • Do I have to get the repairs you recommend for my Nissan? Trust is more than just a saying on the wall. It’s a window underneath it. That’s why we won’t recommend services or repairs for your 2010 Nissan Maxima unless we think they’re vital to your safety on the road.

Get Your 2010 Nissan Maxima Brakes Fixed

Your Nissan Maxima engine may be strong and reliable. But if you can't stop it, then it's scrap metal. Don't wait if you're experiencing brake squeaks or a loss of braking power. Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. What's more, waiting for things to figure themselves out can result in more damage to your brakes and your wallet. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 2010 Nissan Maxima brake repairs. Our brake repair services include pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum machining, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Questions About Your Nissan Maxima Brakes

  • Why is my Maxima shaking as I brake? 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.
  • What is the average lifespan of Maxima brake pads? You can usually get around 30,000 to 40,000 miles out of your brake pads, but how and where you drive your Maxima can affect this. Hauling large loads or riding your brakes can shorten their lifespan, while smoothly braking and mostly sticking to highways can help your brake pads last longer.
  • Can brake fluid leak when my Maxima is off? Your Maxima brake system is a closed hydraulic system, which means that the brake fluid should not leak out of the system under normal circumstances. However, over time, the various components of the brake system can wear out or become damaged, which can cause brake fluid to leak out of the system.

Repairing Your Nissan Maxima Drivetrain

You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2010 Nissan Maxima drivetrain components Your Nissan Maxima may need driveshaft attention if you feel vibration as your vehicle accelerates, clunks when shifting, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, or resistance when turning.

Questions About 2010 Nissan Maxima

  • What are signs 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 my Maxima malfunction indicator light (MIL) on? Engine problems, transmission problems, faulty sensors, electrical issues, misfire issues, and connector problems could all cause your Maxima’s malfunction warning light, or better known as the check engine light, to illuminate.
  • How worried should I be about a drivetrain malfunction in my Maxima? Don't ignore a drivetrain malfunction in your Maxima. As soon as you notice a problem, have it checked by a professional mechanic to diagnose the issue and carry out any necessary repairs. Driving with a faulty drivetrain is risky and may further damage your Maxima.

2010 Nissan Maxima Wheel Alignment

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Nissan Maxima's suspension system, the connection between the vehicle and the wheels. During the service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Nissan intended. Bring your 2010 Nissan Maxima in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Nissan Maxima Alignment Questions

  • What can knock 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).
  • When should you get a wheel alignment for your Maxima? Typically, your alignment should be checked every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Double-check your Maxima owner’s manual for Nissan's exact recommended schedule.
  • Do you need to get your Maxima wheels aligned when you get new 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.

2010 Nissan Maxima Engine Services

If your 2010 Maxima engine needs repairs, our expert techs will let you know what needs to be done and why before they get started. We make recommendations, but you make the final decision. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. If it's necessary for your safety, we'll make sure you understand that, too. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your engine repairs. By choosing Firestone Complete Auto Care for Maxima engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the timing belt, engine oil seal, sensors, or another part.

Engine Q&A 2010 Nissan Maxima

  • Why does the check engine light in my Maxima turn on when I start my car? It's okay if your check engine light comes on when you first start your vehicle. This is a sign that your vehicle is testing its circuits. The light should go off shortly. Bring your vehicle in if it doesn't.
  • 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.
  • What could damage a Nissan engine? Certain driving habits can damage your engine and should be avoided. These habits include 'running on fumes,' revving the engine while still in Park, or pushing 'the pedal to the metal' before the engine has warmed up. Help sustain your engine’s performance and efficiency by staying miles away from these bad driving practices.

Tire Repair for Your 2010 Nissan Maxima

If your 2010 Nissan Maxima is in need of a tire inspection or possible flat tire repair, Firestone Complete Auto Care has your back. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. We'll start by evaluating the state of wear, the location of damage, type of damage, and the size of the damage.

If a repair on your 2010 Nissan Maxima tire is feasible and safe, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (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

  • What happens if I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat or underinflated tire can put extra stress on your wheels and alignment. While it’s sometimes necessary to drive a short distance on a flat tire to get to a safe place, don’t take any other trips in your Maxima until you can have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
  • 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 the tires on my Maxima keep losing air? Tire punctures, damaged wheels, and leaking valve stems are possible reasons for your Maxima tires continuously losing air.

Guide to 2010 Nissan Maxima Scheduled Maintenance

There's no need to guess when it's time to get Maxima maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2010 Nissan Maxima maintenance schedule! The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; 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, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2010 Nissan Maxima problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 2010 Nissan Maxima Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2010 Nissan Maxima for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Maxima's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2010 Nissan Maxima maintenance and repairs. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2010 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Questions

  • When should I have Nissan Maxima alignment checked?  You know your Nissan Maxima better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Nissan Maxima?  Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan Maxima? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Why are my Nissan dashboard lights on?  It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Nissan Maxima, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

The Right Battery Size for a 2010 Nissan Maxima

Need more info about Nissan Maxima batteries?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
26R-3 V6/3.5L Replacement 24 months Performance months 575
35-2 V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
35-AGM V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 650

2010 Nissan Maxima Car Batteries

The average car battery lasts three to five years. You want to replace your 2010 Nissan Maxima battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corroded battery terminals, or faded headlights can all be signs that your battery is waving goodbye.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, get your Nissan Maxima a replacement battery. Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our technicians are well-acquainted with Nissan’s service specs for Maxima car batteries’ reserve capacities and cold cranking amps. Get help figuring out the battery size that matches your vehicle, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Top Nissan MaximaCar Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’t my Nissan Maxima battery stay charged?  A battery that won't hold a charge is almost as good as dead. The battery might be old. Or, you may have a habit of leaving your car doors open and the lights on overnight. Stop by for a free battery test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to learn more about the state of your battery.
  • How long can I expect my car battery to last?  Car battery lifespan varies depending on a few factors, including driving conditions, accessories, how well it’s maintained, and the type of battery. On average, a car battery lasts about three to five years.
  • Why is there white, crusty buildup on my Maxima’s battery post?  The white, crusty stuff that can accumulate around Maxima car battery terminals is called corrosion. It is caused by a chemical reaction between the battery acid and the air, which creates a white, powdery substance that can build up on the terminals over time. Corrosion can interfere with the flow of electricity between the battery post and the car's electrical system, sometimes leading to poor electrical performance, difficulty starting, and even premature battery failure.

Oil Changes for 2010 Nissan Maxima

Nissan recommends changing your 2010 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2010 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, a technician will change your Maxima's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2010 Nissan Maxima

  • What does it mean if my Nissan Maxima oil light comes on?  The oil change light in your Nissan Maxima could be triggered by an overdue oil change. However, if the oil pressure light is on, you may be dealing with low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a clogged oil filter, or a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own?  Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray 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 2010 Nissan Maxima

Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Maxima. The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Nissan Maxima engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Maxima. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your Maxima's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s 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.

Questions About 2010 Nissan Maxima Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Nissan Maxima spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Nissan Maxima mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Nissan Maxima. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • How often do Nissan Maxima fuel injectors need to be cleaned? There is no hard and fast rule on how often fuel injectors should be cleaned, and it can vary based on driving habits and fuel type. Some manufacturers may suggest including a fuel system cleaning in your regular maintenance schedule. Or you may need to clean your fuel injectors as needed if you notice signs of a fuel system problem.

Suspension Service & Repair for 2010 Nissan Maxima

When you first drove your 2010 Nissan Maxima, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your Maxima bounces, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2010 Nissan Maxima in for suspension and steering service. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work.

2010 Maxima Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What can cause my Nissan Maxima to have a bouncy ride? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • Why does my Maxima tilt forward when I hit the brakes?  As you brake, the forward momentum of your Maxima combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Maxima's steering and suspension?  Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.

2010 Nissan Maxima A/C Service Near You

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 2010 Nissan Maxima A/C problems. In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 2010 Nissan Maxima A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). We’ll test overall system performance, check for any leaks, and measure the system pressure.

Let's say we repair your 2010 Nissan Maxima A/C system. We will also perform an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. Next, they will evacuate the system according to Nissan's recommendations. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

Questions About 2010 Nissan Maxima A/C Systems

  • Why is my Maxima A/C blowing hot 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.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak?  A/C system leaks are often due to a combination of age and moisture. Rubber seals and gaskets naturally degrade over time, allowing refrigerant to exit and moisture to enter your Maxima's A/C system.
  • Why does my vehicle have to be moving for my Maxima’s A/C to work?  If your A/C only works when the vehicle is moving, there could be a problem with part of your Maxima’s A/C or electrical system. Potential issues include low coolant or a faulty cooling fan.

Transmission Services for 2010 Nissan Maxima

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. 2010 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 2010 Maxima services and perform them according to Nissan-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Maxima’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

2010 Nissan Maxima Transmission Questions & Answers

  • How often does my Maxima transmission fluid need to be checked?  Regularly checking and exchanging your 2010 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, your Nissan Maxima can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your Maxima ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Should I avoid driving my Nissan Maxima if there is a transmission fluid leak?  Driving your Maxima with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.

2010 Nissan Maxima Inspections

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we perform a multi-point Courtesy Check during any vehicle service. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan Maxima to see how much charge it has left – and determine if it may fail in the near future. The check will continue with a visual inspection of your Nissan Maxima's windshield wiper blades, lights, filters, hoses, alignment, tires, fluid levels, and belts.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2010 Nissan Maxima if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. A Complete Vehicle Inspection includes everything in a Courtesy Check, plus an examination (by hand!) of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. With this inspection, we want to help you stay on top of any issues that may wreak havoc on your 2010 Nissan Maxima if left unaddressed.

In some cities or states, you may be able to complete your vehicle’s safety tests or state inspection at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

FAQs for 2010 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.
  • My 2010 Nissan Maxima failed the state inspection test. Can you fix it? Did your vehicle fail a recent state inspection test? We can help. Come in for a checkup and we’ll diagnose the issue.
  • When is the best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Maxima?  You should bring your Nissan Maxima in for a full vehicle inspection if something weird happens and you can’t find the problem. A new dashboard light might come on, you may hear strange sounds under the hood, or your steering might feel off. A complete inspection is also a great idea before a road trip for added peace of mind.

2010 Nissan Maxima Radiator Service

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 2010 Nissan Maxima is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. To keep your radiator functioning, Nissan recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. You might be driving around (or about to be stranded) with a failing radiator if you notice a low coolant light or higher-than-normal engine temperatures on your dashboard, or if you spot coolant leaks coming from your car.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Nissan Maxima cooling system. We then do a machine-powered radiator exchange, replenish flushed chemicals, sealants, and lubricants, and then pressure check for leaks. If you’re about to lose your cool over a too-hot engine, rest assured that we’ll take excellent care of your 2010 Nissan Maxima at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Common Nissan Maxima Radiator Questions

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Nissan?  Pay attention to the temperature gauge and lights on your dashboard. If a low coolant warning light comes on or your dashboard temperature gauge keeps rising, it’s likely that your engine is about to overheat (and could leave you stranded on the road). Wait for the engine to cool down, then have your coolant system checked immediately at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • Why is my Maxima overheating?  One of the main reasons your Nissan Maxima engine might overheat is because you don’t have enough coolant. Other causes include a clogged radiator, a damaged cooling fan, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a faulty water pump.
  • What is making my Maxima radiator sound like it’s boiling or rumbling? 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!).