1988 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1988 Nissan Pathfinder Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends having your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Pathfinder in the above table. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Pathfinder may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Nissan Pathfinder. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Nissan Pathfinder Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Nissan has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1988 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Pathfinder's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Pathfinder by considering your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Pathfinder deserves the best. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1988 Pathfinder oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Nissan's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Nissan Pathfinder.

Where to Go for 1988 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

When it's time for a 1988 Nissan Pathfinder oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Pathfinder’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1988 Pathfinder oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Pathfinder’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

1988 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Nissan Pathfinder? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Pathfinder’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Nissan Pathfinder 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changed

Help your 1988 Pathfinder engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!