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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Service, Tires & Repairs


2013 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R Tire Size
2013 Nissan Pathfinder SV T 33 PSI/33 PSI 235/65R18
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum H 35 PSI/35 PSI 235/55R20
2013 Nissan Pathfinder SL T 33 PSI/33 PSI 235/65R18
2013 Nissan Pathfinder S T 33 PSI/33 PSI 235/65R18

2013 Nissan Pathfinder SV

235/65R18

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

235/55R20

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2013 Nissan Pathfinder SL

235/65R18

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2013 Nissan Pathfinder S

235/65R18

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

What tires are best for a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone ALENZA AS ULTRA
ALENZA AS ULTRA

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone ALENZA Sport A/S
ALENZA Sport A/S

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus
Ecopia H/L 422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone WEATHERPEAK
WEATHERPEAK

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS
Dueler H/P Sport AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Potenza Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Destination LE3
Destination LE3

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE Touring A/S
Touring A/S

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY A/T III
OPEN COUNTRY A/T III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY HTII
OPEN COUNTRY HTII

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo PROXES ST III
PROXES ST III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires

Choosing 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

Beyond the correct tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan Pathfinder tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. If you're a big off-roading fan who forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Nissan Pathfinder tires online.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. Shop 2013 Nissan Pathfinder tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

Questions About 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

  • Why does Nissan tire inflation matter? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the tire sidewall numbers mean for my Nissan Pathfinder? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires. Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires.

About 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Repairs

No driver looks forward to car repairs. But we work to provide you with a different experience at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Bring your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder in for repair services and rest easy knowing that your Pathfinder is in capable hands. We’ll start by assessing what repairs may be needed, and we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of what we recommend. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

How Much Does Nissan Pathfinder Repair Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, including which repairs are needed, the cost of any replacement parts, how much labor the repair will take, and your locale. But no matter your location, you may be able to save money with one of our many auto repair coupons or offers.

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Auto Repair Questions

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? Don’t neglect scheduled maintenance. Sure, you could skip out on a few recommended maintenance services, but you may pay the price later. Bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care at recommended service intervals to address minor issues before they get out of hand and keep your car running newer, longer.
  • What's wrong if something feels 'off' in my Nissan? You know your vehicle. You also know when something feels 'off' with your vehicle. Pay attention when things don't run like they used to and stop by for a Courtesy Check when you notice an unusual sign, smell, or sensation. We might be able to help you prevent Nissan Pathfinder repairs!
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? We won’t recommend a service or repair for your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder unless we think it’s necessary to keep you safe. Want to know more about a specific recommended repair? Ask! We’re here to help.

Get Your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Brakes Fixed

You might have a strong and reliable engine in your Nissan  Pathfinder. But if you can't stop it, then it's scrap metal. Don't wait if you're experiencing brake squeaks or a loss of braking power. Safe driving and responsive brakes go hand in hand. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for the right brake repair for your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. We offer many affordable brake repairs like brake pad/shoe removal and replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Answers to Your Pathfinder Brakes Questions

  • Why does my Pathfinder shake when I brake? Faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, loose or worn suspension parts, and warped rotors can cause your Pathfinder to shake during braking. If you’re experiencing odd brake behavior, schedule a free brake inspection at a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • How long should my Pathfinder brake pads last? You can usually get around 30,000 to 40,000 miles out of your brake pads, but how and where you drive your Pathfinder can affect this. Hauling large loads or riding your brakes can shorten their lifespan, while smoothly braking and mostly sticking to highways can help your brake pads last longer.
  • Should my Pathfinder be leaking brake fluid when the car is off? Because your Pathfinder brake system is a closed hydraulic system, it should not leak brake fluid. However, if components in your brake system have worn out or been damaged, it might cause brake fluid to leak.

When to Get Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are not all the same. You don't want to go to any random shop for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2013 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components Your Nissan Pathfinder may need driveshaft attention if you feel resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Questions

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your Nissan Pathfinder? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • Why is my Pathfinder malfunction indicator light (MIL) on? A multitude of problems can activate your Pathfinder’s malfunction indicator light (better known as the check engine light), including issues with the engine, transmission, sensors, electrical system, or connectors.
  • How concerning is a drivetrain malfunction in my Pathfinder? Don't ignore a drivetrain malfunction in your Pathfinder. As soon as you notice a problem, have it checked by a professional mechanic to diagnose the issue and carry out any necessary repairs. Driving with a faulty drivetrain is risky and may further damage your Pathfinder.

Wheel Alignment for 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Nissan Pathfinder’s suspension system, the connection between the vehicle and the wheels. During the service, your tire angles are adjusted according to measurements recommended by Nissan. Why? So that your tires can make contact with the road at the best possible angle. Bring your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan Pathfinder out of alignment? Potholes and uneven roads can knock your car out of alignment, so stay aware of the road ahead and adjust your speed (or avoid these obstacles whenever it’s safely possible).
  • How often does your Pathfinder need a wheel alignment?  Check your Pathfinder owner's manual for Nissan's recommended interval. It's generally a good idea to check your alignment every 6,000 miles or 6 months, depending on which comes first.
  • Do you need to get your Pathfinder wheels aligned when you get new tires?  You likely aren't required to get an alignment when you put new tires on your Pathfinder, but it's a super smart idea! An alignment can help ensure optimal tire wear, fuel efficiency, and handling. Still, you should reference your Pathfinder owner’s manual for what’s recommended.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Repair

When your Nissan Pathfinder engine needs repairs, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We make recommendations, but you make the final decision. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. We'll also tell you if it's necessary for your safety. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your engine repairs. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 2013 Pathfinder engine repairs and you can drive easy knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and fluids — timing belt, valve guide seal, fuses, or a different component.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Q&A

  • Why does the check engine light come on when I start my Pathfinder? Generally, your check engine light turning on upon ignition is not a bad thing. It’s just your Pathfinder firing up its circuits. The light should turn off in a bit, but come see us if it doesn't.
  • Why does my Nissan engine sound different?  Strange under-the-hood noises can point to problems within your Nissan Pathfinder engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you need an oil change. Whistling sounds could mean you have an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing may be caused by a loose fan belt, and grinding could be a sign that something is wrong with your brakes — not the engine.
  • What could damage a Nissan engine?  Some driving habits are not so great for your engine. These include driving on a near-empty gas tank, flooring the gas pedal while the car is in Park, or accelerating too quickly, too soon. Protect your engine’s performance and efficiency by distancing yourself from these habits.

Tire Repair for Your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder needs flat tire repair or inspection. In some cases, a tire doesn’t have to be replaced – it can be plugged and patched with a simple repair. Depending on the damage, though, a repair might not be the right move. Our technicians can determine which option is best for your situation. We’ll begin by taking a look at where the damage is, the type and extent of the tire damage, and how all of your tires are wearing.

If a repair on your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder tire is feasible and safe, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) secure and seal the inner tire liner to ensure the tire is airtight.

Your Questions About Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair, Answered

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? Driving on a flat or underinflated tire can put extra stress on your wheels and alignment. While it’s sometimes necessary to drive a short distance on a flat tire to get to a safe place, don’t take any other trips in your Pathfinder until you can have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Nissan Pathfinder to Firestone Complete Auto Care, but don’t count on them to keep you on the road for very long. Using a temporary sealant may also void a Bridgestone or Firestone tire warranty.
  • Why do the tires on my Pathfinder keep losing air? Tire punctures, damaged wheels, and leaking valve stems are possible reasons for your Pathfinder tires continuously losing air.

Guide to 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Pathfinder, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder! The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Pathfinder running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2013 Nissan Pathfinder problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Nissan Pathfinder

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Pathfinder’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2013 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance and repairs. So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan Pathfinder?  You know your Nissan Pathfinder better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Nissan Pathfinder need high mileage oil?  Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Nissan Pathfinder? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Nissan Pathfinder to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Battery Replacement & Size

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan Pathfinder?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
26R-3 V6/3.5L Replacement 24 months Performance months 575
35-2 V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
35-AGM V6/3.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 650

Car Batteries for 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. You want to replace your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A lagging starter, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corroded battery posts, or weak lights may all indicate that your battery is waving goodbye.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder running! Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our technicians are familiar with Nissan-specific recommendations for Pathfinder battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help identifying the type and size of battery that matches your vehicle, and schedule a fast car battery replacement at your earliest convenience.

Commonly Asked Nissan Pathfinder Battery Questions

  • Why won't my Nissan Pathfinder battery stay charged?  A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • What is the average lifespan of a car battery?  A car battery normally lasts three to five years, but this number can vary based on battery type, your driving habits, and battery maintenance.
  • What is the white, crusty substance accumulating on my Pathfinder’s battery post?  If you notice white, crusty stuff around the battery terminals of your Pathfinder, it's likely corrosion. A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can create a white, powdery substance that builds up over time on the terminals. This buildup can interfere with the electrical connection between the battery and your Pathfinder’s electrical system, potentially leading to poor performance, difficulty starting, and other issues.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changes

Nissan recommends changing your 2013 Pathfinder’s oil at regular intervals. 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, 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.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2013 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. 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. In an 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, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Pathfinder today.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Q&A

  • What can cause the oil light on my Nissan Pathfinder to illuminate?  If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Nissan Pathfinder oil change reminder light. If the oil pressure light is illuminated, it could be due to low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor, or a clogged oil filter.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own?  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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan exhaust smoke gray or blue?  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 old cylinder walls.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Pathfinder’s power on the road. The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Nissan Pathfinder engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your Pathfinder's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Pathfinder’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Pathfinder: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Questions About 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Nissan Pathfinder spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Pathfinder? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Nissan Pathfinder. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • How frequently do the fuel injectors in my Nissan Pathfinder need to be cleaned? There is no hard and fast rule on how often fuel injectors should be cleaned, and it can vary based on driving habits and fuel type. Some manufacturers may suggest including a fuel system cleaning in your regular maintenance schedule. Or you may need to clean your fuel injectors as needed if you notice signs of a fuel system problem.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension Service & Repair

When you first bought your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Pathfinder bounces, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder in for suspension and steering service. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work.

2013 Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder bouncing excessively?  Excessive bouncing in your Nissan Pathfinder might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • Why does my Pathfinder front end dip forward when I brake?  As you brake, the forward momentum of your Pathfinder combined with its weight sends a ton of force to its front end. A damaged or worn suspension system can cause the front end to compress and dip even further.
  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's suspension?  Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.

A/C Service for Your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder A/C problems. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check will include an examination of system pressure, a visual inspection, and a leak test.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. During this process, a technician will remove the old refrigerant from the A/C system. Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Nissan guidelines. The A/C system is recharged with new refrigerant.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2013 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Systems

  • Why do I get hot air from my Pathfinder A/C? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak?  Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your Pathfinder’s A/C system naturally degrade. Moisture can get into the system and cause a malfunction, or parts can simply wear out so that your system no longer seals properly.
  • Why does my Pathfinder’s A/C only work when the car is moving?  A problem with one or more of your air conditioning or electrical system components could cause the A/C to only work when your Pathfinder is moving. You may be low on refrigerant, or the cooling fan could be faulty.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Service

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Pathfinder’s performance. 2013 Nissan Pathfinder transmission issues could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Nissan Pathfinder transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Pathfinder at all. Our expert techs are familiar with 2013 Pathfinder services and perform them according to Nissan-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Pathfinder’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Nissan running for miles and miles.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Q&A

  • How often does my Pathfinder transmission fluid need to be checked?  Maintaining your Nissan Pathfinder transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Nissan. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Can my Nissan Pathfinder leak transmission fluid?  Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Nissan Pathfinder, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Can I still drive my Nissan Pathfinder if it has a transmission fluid leak?  It’s not advisable to drive your Pathfinder if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.

Get a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection

When you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care for any service, we’ll automatically do a multi-point Courtesy Check. First, a technician will pop the hood on your Nissan Pathfinder and test the battery to see how much charge it has left – and determine if it may fail in the near future. After we’ve inspected your Nissan Pathfinder’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your windshield wiper blades, lights, filters, hoses, alignment, tires, fluid levels, and belts.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but we can also dig deeper and perform a Complete Vehicle Inspection on your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder if you prefer. During a Complete Vehicle Inspection, we’ll visually check everything that’s on the list for a Courtesy Check. Additionally, we’ll perform an examination (by hand!) of your steering, suspension, brakes, and exhaust system. The goal of this type of inspection is to unearth significant issues that might require preventative maintenance.

Depending on where you live, your local Firestone Complete Auto Care may be able to perform state-mandated inspections or safety tests on your vehicle. Inspections are performed on a state-by-state basis and requirements vary.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • How do I know if my Nissan Pathfinder needs a check-up? You drive your car, day in and day out, so you know it best. If you notice unusual engine noises or you can’t shake the feeling that something is 'off,' start with a Courtesy Check to stay ahead of potential issues.
  • Help! My 2013 Nissan Pathfinder failed the state inspection test. Can you get it to pass? There's a good chance we can. Stop by for a full system inspection and we'll get to the root of the issue.
  • When is the best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Pathfinder?  It’s generally a good idea to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan Pathfinder before a road trip and/or when something strange occurs and you are unable to find the cause. Signs something is up include dashboard lights illuminating, odd noises coming from the engine, and your steering feeling loose or tight.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Service

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder is essential for long-term engine health. In fact, Nissan recommends replacing coolant/antifreeze at specific intervals, but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. Your radiator could be close to causing an engine breakdown if you notice a low coolant light or higher-than-normal engine temperatures on your dashboard, or if you spot coolant leaks coming from your car.

When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Nissan Pathfinder. We’ll do a machine-powered coolant exchange on the system, and then we’ll top off or replace the fluids that were removed (like chemicals, lubricants, and sealants). Lastly, we’ll perform a pressure check to look for leaks. When it comes to radiator service and repair, we’ll take excellent care of your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About Nissan Pathfinder Radiators

  • What does the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard mean?  Your engine might be about to overheat. If your low coolant light is on, pull over in a safe area and wait for your engine temperature to go down. Once it’s safe to do so, bring your car to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to have the coolant system inspected.
  • My Pathfinder overheated! What can cause that?  One of the main reasons your Nissan Pathfinder engine might overheat is because you don’t have enough coolant. Other causes include a clogged radiator, a damaged cooling fan, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a faulty water pump.
  • Why does the radiator in my Pathfinder sound like it’s rumbling or boiling?  Air pockets in your Pathfinder’s cooling system may cause a rumbling or boiling noise. You could also have a clogged radiator or simply need to replace the radiator cap.