2002 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

2002 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2002 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2002 Nissan Pathfinder? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Nissan recommends having your 2002 Nissan Pathfinder’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Pathfinder in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Pathfinder may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock 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, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Nissan Pathfinder. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Nissan Pathfinder?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Pathfinder. Nissan has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2002 Pathfinder. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car 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 habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2002 Nissan Pathfinder, defer to Nissan's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

When the time for your Pathfinder’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Nissan Pathfinders. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2002 Nissan Pathfinder

  • Should I check my Nissan Pathfinder motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Nissan Pathfinder 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. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Nissan Pathfinder

Help your 2002 Pathfinder engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!