2011 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Service

When to Change 2011 Nissan Maxima Engine Oil

Need more info about 2011 Nissan Maxima oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends having your 2011 Nissan Maxima’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2011 Nissan Maxima?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2011 Nissan Maxima motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2011 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, an auto technician will change your Maxima’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Maxima engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2011 Nissan Maxima, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2011 Nissan Maxima Oil Change

When the time for your Maxima’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Maxima’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2011 Maxima oil change costs, call ahead. 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.

2011 Nissan Maxima Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Maxima engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Nissan Maxima engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Maxima oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Maxima spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Maxima Oil Changed

Help your 2011 Maxima engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!