1987 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1987 Nissan Pathfinder

How often should I service my 1987 Nissan Pathfinder?

What to Know About 1987 Nissan Pathfinder Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Nissan Pathfinder and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Pathfinder has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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 Pathfinder maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1987 Nissan Pathfinder!

Nissan knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. 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 tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Pathfinder's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1987 Nissan Pathfinder problems later.

Overview of Essential Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Nissan Pathfinder and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Pathfinder's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 Nissan Pathfinder? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Nissan Pathfinder battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Pathfinder stranded. Your Nissan Pathfinder 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1987 Nissan Pathfinder running newer, longer. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 1987 Pathfinder, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 Nissan Pathfinder.

Maintaining your Nissan Pathfinder steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Nissan Pathfinder steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Nissan Pathfinder's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Nissan Pathfinder maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Nissan Pathfinder’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Nissan Pathfinder radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1987 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1987 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Nissan Pathfinder. Get answers to common Nissan Pathfinder maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Pathfinder? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 Pathfinder 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 Pathfinder? If your Nissan Pathfinder 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Nissan Pathfinder in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Nissan Pathfinder

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Nissan Pathfinder maintenance appointment today.