2010 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Service

When to Change 2010 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2010 Nissan Pathfinder? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about 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 2010 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 engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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 Type of Oil Does My Nissan Pathfinder Need?

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 2010 Pathfinder. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Pathfinder by considering your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Nissans

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Nissan? We carry the best because your Pathfinder deserves the best. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2010 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 champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Nissan's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2010 Nissan Pathfinder.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Nissan Pathfinder

The next time your Nissan Pathfinder needs an oil change, you know where to turn. 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 engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2010 Pathfinder oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Pathfinder’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2010 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Nissan Pathfinder engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Nissan Pathfinder engine failure. 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? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changed

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