Oil Changes for 2000 Nissan Pathfinder

2000 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2000 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2000 Nissan Pathfinder? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Your 2000 Pathfinder’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Pathfinder may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2000 Nissan Pathfinder?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2000 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2000 Pathfinder. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto 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 perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Pathfinder by considering your driving style, local climate,

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! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Nissan Pathfinder oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2000 Nissan Pathfinder, refer to Nissan's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

When the time for your Pathfinder’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Nissan Pathfinders. 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. Let the experts take care of your Pathfinder’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2000 Nissan Pathfinder

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Pathfinder engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, 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 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform 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. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changed

Help your 2000 Pathfinder engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!