Oil Changes for 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

2003 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2003 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changes

Need more info about 2003 Nissan Pathfinder oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2003 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 terrain, go off-roading a lot, 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 2003 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Nissan has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2003 Pathfinder. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within 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, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? 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 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Nissan's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2003 Nissan Pathfinder.

Where to Go for 2003 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change

When it's time for a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder oil change, you know where to turn. 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. To find out how much a 2003 Pathfinder oil change costs, call 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.

2003 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Nissan Pathfinder motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Nissan Pathfinder engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Pathfinder oil at home? 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. 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? 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 the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old 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.