1999 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

1999 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1999 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1999 Nissan Pathfinder? Look no further than 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 changing your 1999 Pathfinder’s oil 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 knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Nissan if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, 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?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1999 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1999 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Pathfinder's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and mileage.

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  1999 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 tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1999 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

The next time your Nissan Pathfinder needs an 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 engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Nissan Pathfinder oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Pathfinder's engine. 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.

1999 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Nissan Pathfinder motor oil level? 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, generate too much heat, 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 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. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Nissan Pathfinder

Help your 1999 Pathfinder engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!