Oil Changes for 1991 Nissan Pathfinder

1991 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1991 Nissan Pathfinder? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1991 Nissan Pathfinder Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Nissan Pathfinder’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Nissan recommends having your 1991 Nissan Pathfinder’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Pathfinder may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess 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 terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Nissan Pathfinder. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Nissan Pathfinder Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1991 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Nissan has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1991 Pathfinder. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Pathfinder by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Pathfinder engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  1991 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. 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? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1991 Nissan Pathfinder, refer to Nissan's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

When it's time for a 1991 Nissan Pathfinder oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Nissan vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Nissan Pathfinder oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Pathfinder 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.

1991 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Nissan Pathfinder? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Pathfinder’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Nissan Pathfinder oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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 worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Nissan Pathfinder

Give your Pathfinder’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.