1988 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 Nissan Pathfinder?

Here’s Why 1988 Nissan Pathfinder Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Nissan Pathfinder to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your Pathfinder could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Pathfinder maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; 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, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Nissan Pathfinder problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Nissan Pathfinder Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. 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.

Could your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder be ready for a new battery? 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Nissan Pathfinder 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Pathfinder) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Nissan Pathfinder won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder's engine run smoother. To learn how often Nissan recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 Pathfinder, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder.

Routine upkeep for your Nissan Pathfinder suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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 the appropriate Nissan Pathfinder steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Nissan Pathfinder's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Nissan Pathfinder maintenance, 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 Pathfinder cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Nissan Pathfinder radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1988 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 1988 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder. Get answers to common Nissan Pathfinder maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Nissan Pathfinder alignment checked? You know your Nissan Pathfinder 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 switch my Nissan Pathfinder to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan Pathfinder? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan? 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 Pathfinder to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Nissan Pathfinder

Take care of your Nissan Pathfinder and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.