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2012 Nissan NV3500 Tires & Services


2012 Nissan NV3500 Tires

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2012 Nissan NV3500 Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2012 Nissan NV3500 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
2012 Nissan NV3500 S* R 50 PSI/80 PSI LT245/70R17/E
2012 Nissan NV3500 S* R 50 PSI/80 PSI LT245/75R17/E
2012 Nissan NV3500 SV* R 50 PSI/80 PSI LT245/75R17/E
2012 Nissan NV3500 SV* R 50 PSI/80 PSI LT245/70R17/E
2012 Nissan NV3500 SL R 50 PSI/80 PSI LT245/70R17/E

2012 Nissan NV3500 S*

LT245/70R17/E

Speed Rating: R

Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/80 PSI

2012 Nissan NV3500 S*

LT245/75R17/E

Speed Rating: R

Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/80 PSI

2012 Nissan NV3500 SV*

LT245/75R17/E

Speed Rating: R

Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/80 PSI

2012 Nissan NV3500 SV*

LT245/70R17/E

Speed Rating: R

Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/80 PSI

2012 Nissan NV3500 SL

LT245/70R17/E

Speed Rating: R

Inflation F/R: 50 PSI/80 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2012 Nissan NV3500

What tires are best for a 2012 Nissan NV3500? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT
Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685
Dueler H/T 685

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD
Duravis R500 HD

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination X/T
Destination X/T

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Transforce AT2
Transforce AT2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Transforce HT
Transforce HT

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Transforce HT2
Transforce HT2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY LTR
HIGHWAY LTR

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN LTR
ALL-TERRAIN LTR

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY HTII
OPEN COUNTRY HTII

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires

About 2012 Nissan NV3500 Tires

Apart from finding the right tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan NV3500 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 set for winter, one set for summer. Other drivers prefer to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. If you're a big off-roading fan who forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. Browse Nissan NV3500 tires online or come to your nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you.

Installing Nissan NV3500 Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! Shop 2012 Nissan NV3500 tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Tire Questions

  • Why check Nissan tire inflation? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan NV3500? 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 NV3500 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 NV3500 tires.

Get Repairs for Your 2012 Nissan NV3500

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. We’re here to change that, though. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we want to make car repair painless and hassle-free. When it’s time for 2012 Nissan NV3500 repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and our skilled repair technicians will get your NV3500 back on the road. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

How Much Does Nissan NV3500 Repair Cost?

The cost to repair your 2012 Nissan NV3500 depends on which repairs are needed, costs of replacement parts or repair supplies, the amount of labor necessary to get the job done, and the state you live in. But regardless of where you’re located, check out our website for repair coupons and offers that could save you some cash.

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Questions About 2012 Nissan NV3500 Auto Repairs

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? The cheapest 2012 Nissan NV3500 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.
  • Should I bring my Nissan in even if I can't pinpoint the problem? You’re in your car, day in and day out. So, it’s only expected that you know your car better than anyone else! If you notice mysterious smells, strange engine noises, or other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms while driving, trust your instincts and stop into Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check. Catching a potential issue early could help prevent Nissan NV3500 repairs.
  • Do I have to get the repairs you recommend for my Nissan? Talk to your technician. We'll never recommend a service or repair for your 2012 Nissan NV3500 that we don't think is necessary for your safety.

Get Your 2012 Nissan NV3500 Brakes Fixed

Your Nissan NV3500 may be powered by a strong engine. 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. Unresponsive brakes make it tough to give the road your best. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 2012 Nissan NV3500 brake repairs. We offer many affordable brake repairs like brake pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum machining, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder service.

Nissan NV3500 Brakes Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why does my NV3500 shake when I brake? Faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, loose or worn suspension parts, and warped rotors can cause your NV3500 to shake during braking. If you’re experiencing odd brake behavior, schedule a free brake inspection at a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • How long should my NV3500 brake pads last? Brake pads generally last between 30,000 and 40,000 miles. Your driving can affect how long your NV3500 brake pads last, though. For example, mainly driving on highways and gradually braking can help increase the lifespan of your brake pads, and carrying hefty loads or riding your brakes can shorten it.
  • Can brake fluid leak when my NV3500 is off? Your NV3500 has a closed hydraulic brake system, meaning you should not have a brake fluid leak under normal conditions. However, parts of your brake system can wear out over time or become damaged, which can lead to a brake fluid leak.

When to Get Nissan NV3500 Drivetrain Repairs

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 fix many 2012 Nissan NV3500 drivetrain components Your Nissan could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Drivetrain Q&A

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Noises toward the back of your Nissan NV3500, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • What triggers the malfunction indicator light (MIL) in a NV3500?  The malfunction indicator light — also known as the check engine light — on your NV3500 can illuminate for a variety of reasons, including engine issues, electrical problems, damaged sensors, transmission problems, misfires, and faulty connections.
  • Is a drivetrain malfunction in my NV3500 serious? If your NV3500 has a drivetrain malfunction, don't wait. Get it checked out by a professional mechanic. Identifying the underlying cause and performing the appropriate repairs right away can help prevent further damage and avoid unsafe driving conditions.

Wheel Alignment for 2012 Nissan NV3500

Alignment services involve precise adjustments to your Nissan NV3500’s suspension system, the connection between the vehicle and the wheels. When your car has an alignment service, your tire angles are adjusted according to measurements recommended by Nissan. Why? So that your tires can make contact with the road at the best possible angle. When you bring in your 2012 Nissan NV3500, we’ll perform an alignment check first. If needed, we'll adjust your wheel alignment angles to match Nissan recommendations.

Answers to Nissan NV3500 Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan NV3500 out of alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • How frequently should you get a wheel alignment for your NV3500? Generally, it’s wise to have your alignment looked at around every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever happens first. You should check your NV3500 owner’s manual to verify Nissan’s suggested interval.
  • Do you need to get your NV3500 wheels aligned?  You likely aren't required to get an alignment when you put new tires on your NV3500, but it's a super smart idea! An alignment can help ensure optimal tire wear, fuel efficiency, and handling. Still, you should reference your NV3500 owner’s manual for what’s recommended.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Engine Services

If your 2012 NV3500 engine needs repairs, our technicians will make sure you understand what’s going on before they start working on your engine. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a repair isn’t urgent right now, we’ll let 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. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 2012 NV3500 engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the timing belt, valve guide seal, fuses, or a different component.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Engine Q&A

  • Why does the check engine light in my NV3500 turn on when I start my car? Generally, your check engine light turning on upon ignition is not a bad thing. It’s just your NV3500 firing up its circuits. The light should turn off in a bit, but come see us if it doesn't.
  • Why does my Nissan engine sound different?  Strange under-the-hood noises can point to problems within your Nissan NV3500 engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you need an oil change. Whistling sounds could mean you have an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing may be caused by a loose fan belt, and grinding could be a sign that something is wrong with your brakes — not the engine.
  • What could damage a Nissan engine?  Some driving habits are not so great for your engine. These include driving on a near-empty gas tank, flooring the gas pedal while the car is in Park, or accelerating too quickly, too soon. Protect your engine’s performance and efficiency by distancing yourself from these habits.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Tire Repair

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2012 Nissan NV3500 needs flat tire repair or inspection. 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 2012 Nissan NV3500 tire is feasible and safe, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

Nissan NV3500 Tire Repair Questions

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your NV3500 engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? A temporary sealant may be able to help you get to a repair location safely. But temporary or emergency sealants could possibly damage TPMS sensors, and in some cases may even void the warranty on your Bridgestone or Firestone tires. If your tire needs extensive repair, sealant can add time and labor costs to the process.
  • Why do the tires on my NV3500 keep losing air? Tire punctures, damaged wheels, and leaking valve stems are possible reasons for your NV3500 tires continuously losing air.

About 2012 Nissan NV3500 Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your NV3500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2012 Nissan NV3500! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your NV3500's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Nissan NV3500 problems.

Overview of Essential Nissan NV3500 Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2012 Nissan NV3500 and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your NV3500. 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.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Nissan NV3500 maintenance and repairs. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Maintenance Questions

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan NV3500? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 NV3500 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Nissan NV3500 need high mileage oil?  Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan NV3500? 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.
  • Can Nissan dashboard warning lights wait?  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 NV3500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Battery Replacement & Size

Researching battery replacements for your Nissan NV3500?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
27F-3 V6/4.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 710
24F-6 V6/4.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP V6/4.0L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750
27F-3 V8/5.6L Replacement 24 months Performance months 710
24F-6 V8/5.6L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP V8/5.6L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

Car Batteries for 2012 Nissan NV3500

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. Don’t get stranded by your NV3500’s car battery. Replace it regularly instead! Watch for signs that your current battery is getting too old or too weak. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corroded battery terminals, and subpar electrical performance may all indicate 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 necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 2012 Nissan NV3500 running! Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our technicians are familiar with Nissan-specific recommendations for NV3500 battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help identifying the type and size of battery that matches your vehicle, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Answers to Your Nissan NV3500 Car Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’t my Nissan NV3500 battery stay charged? A battery is in its final hour when it will no longer hold a charge. The battery may be too old. Or, you may have been leaving your car doors ajar and the cabin light at night. Stop by for a complimentary battery check at your favorite Firestone Complete Auto Care and get a handle on your car battery’s health.
  • How long do car batteries 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.
  • What is the white, crusty stuff around my NV3500’s battery post?  The white, flaky stuff that can build up around your NV3500’s battery terminals is known as corrosion. Acid leaking from your vehicle’s battery post can have a chemical reaction with the air, leading to an accumulation of the white, powdery substance over time. Corrosion can affect the flow of electricity between your battery and the electrical system in your NV3500, possibly causing issues with electrical performance and starting. If left unaddressed for long enough, it may even cause your battery to prematurely fail.

Oil Changes for 2012 Nissan NV3500

Nissan recommends having your 2012 Nissan NV3500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. No matter the mileage, your NV3500 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 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 terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Nissan NV3500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your NV3500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your NV3500's engine.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Nissan NV3500

  • What can cause the oil light on my Nissan NV3500 to illuminate?  If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Nissan NV3500 oil change reminder light. If the oil pressure light is illuminated, it could be due to low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor, or a clogged oil filter.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own?  First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 helps your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan NV3500 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your NV3500’s power on the road. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2012 Nissan NV3500. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your NV3500's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your NV3500’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Keep in mind that your NV3500's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Questions About 2012 Nissan NV3500 Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Nissan NV3500 to drive with old spark plugs? 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 do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Nissan NV3500? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • How often should I clean my Nissan NV3500 fuel injectors? Factors like fuel type and driving conditions can affect how frequently you need to clean your NV3500 fuel injectors. Some manufacturers recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of routine maintenance, or as needed if your vehicle is showing signs of poor fuel system performance.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Suspension Service & Repair

During the first few years you had your 2012 Nissan NV3500, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your NV3500 bounces, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2012 Nissan NV3500, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your NV3500 suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

2012 NV3500 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why does my Nissan NV3500 bounce so much? 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 NV3500 tilt forward when I hit the brakes?  The forward dip in the front end of your NV3500 when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension?  Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.

2012 Nissan NV3500 A/C Service Near You

Our technicians will work to solve your 2012 Nissan NV3500 A/C problems to the best of their ability. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2012 Nissan NV3500’s A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2012 Nissan NV3500, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll use Nissan’s specifications to evacuate the system. The A/C system is recharged with new refrigerant.

2012 Nissan NV3500 A/C System FAQs

  • Why is my NV3500 A/C blowing hot air? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • What can cause an A/C system leak? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your NV3500’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.
  • Why does my vehicle have to be moving for my NV3500’s A/C to work? There could be issues with one or more components in the air conditioning or electrical system. Your NV3500 may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Transmission Service & Repairs

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Nissan NV3500 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan NV3500 transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your NV3500 at all. Our expert techs are familiar with 2012 NV3500 services and perform them according to Nissan-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Questions About 2012 Nissan NV3500’s Transmission

  • When should I have my NV3500's transmission fluid checked or exchanged?  Regularly checking and exchanging your 2012 NV3500’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 transmission fluid leak from my Nissan NV3500? Yes, your Nissan NV3500 can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your NV3500 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.
  • Can I still drive my Nissan NV3500 if it has a transmission fluid leak?  You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your NV3500 to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Inspections

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. The technician will begin by testing your Nissan NV3500's battery to determine how much charge remains. After we’ve inspected your Nissan NV3500’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your lights, windshield wipers, filters, alignment, tires, hoses, belts and fluid levels.

We perform a Courtesy Check any time you bring your car to a local Firestone Complete Auto Care for service, but you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2012 Nissan NV3500 if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. A Complete Vehicle Inspection includes everything in a Courtesy Check, plus a thorough manual inspection of your steering, suspension, brakes, and exhaust system. The goal of this type of inspection is to unearth significant issues that might wreak havoc on your 2012 Nissan NV3500 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. Specific requirements for these types of inspections vary by state.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • When does my Nissan NV3500 need an inspection? If you’ve noticed something that doesn’t feel quite right in your car lately, a Courtesy Check could give you peace of mind. We can help you get to the bottom of strange engine noises, a jerky steering wheel, or an engine that's hard to start.
  • My 2012 Nissan NV3500 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’s the best time to have a complete vehicle inspection performed on my Nissan NV3500?  You should bring your Nissan NV3500 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.

2012 Nissan NV3500 Radiator Repair & Service

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 2012 Nissan NV3500 is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. Nissan recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open for any indication that your radiator is failing. Your radiator could be close to causing an engine breakdown if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Nissan NV3500 cooling system. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. When it comes to radiator service and repair, we’re here to give your 2012 Nissan NV3500 the top-notch service it needs.

Questions About Nissan NV3500 Radiators

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Nissan?  f the coolant light illuminates on your dashboard, your engine could be overheating. Pull over to a safe area and wait for the engine to cool down. Then, head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a coolant system check.
  • My NV3500 overheated! What can cause that?  One of the main reasons your Nissan NV3500 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.
  • My NV3500 radiator sounds like it's rumbling or boiling! What's up?  Your NV3500’s cooling system could contain air pockets or your radiator might be clogged. Another possibility is a faulty radiator cap, which is an easy fix!