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2018 Nissan Pathfinder Service, Tires & Repairs


2018 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

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2018 Nissan Pathfinder Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2018 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
2018 Nissan Pathfinder SL* T 35 PSI/35 PSI P235/55R20
2018 Nissan Pathfinder SL* T 33 PSI/33 PSI 235/65R18
2018 Nissan Pathfinder SL* H 35 PSI/35 PSI 235/55R20
2018 Nissan Pathfinder SV T 33 PSI/33 PSI 235/65R18
2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum* T 35 PSI/35 PSI P235/55R20
2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum* H 35 PSI/35 PSI 235/55R20
2018 Nissan Pathfinder S T 33 PSI/33 PSI 235/65R18

2018 Nissan Pathfinder SL*

P235/55R20

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Nissan Pathfinder SL*

235/65R18

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2018 Nissan Pathfinder SL*

235/55R20

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Nissan Pathfinder SV

235/65R18

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum*

P235/55R20

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum*

235/55R20

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2018 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 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

What tires are best for a 2018 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 Dueler H/P Sport AS
Dueler H/P Sport AS

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

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger 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 PROXES ST III
PROXES ST III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck 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

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Information

Apart from finding the right tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan Pathfinder tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. When thinking about your driving conditions, consider where you live (mountains vs. city vs. countryside) and the kind of weather can catch you off-guard. (Watch out Tornado Alley!) It's not uncommon for drivers in states that experience all four seasons to buy more than one set of tires. one for winter and one for summer. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. 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.

Nissan Pathfinder Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Buy 2018 Nissan Pathfinder tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you.

Questions About 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

  • Why check Nissan tire inflation? 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 numbers on my Nissan Pathfinder tires mean? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Nissan tire numbers.
  • Is there an easy way to check Nissan tire tread depth? 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.

Get Repairs for Your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

No driver looks forward to car repairs. We’re here to change that, though. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we want to make car repair painless and hassle-free. Bring your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in for repair services and rest easy knowing that your Pathfinder is in capable hands. Before we begin any repair work, we’ll diagnose any issues and answer your questions about potential repair options. If a repair isn't necessary, we won't recommend it.

How Much Does Nissan Pathfinder Repair Cost?

The cost to repair your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder depends on the type of repair, prices of appropriate replacement parts, the labor involved, and where you live. But regardless of where you’re located, check out our website for repair coupons and offers that could save you some cash.

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Questions About 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Auto Repairs

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? One of the best ways to prevent 2018 Nissan Pathfinder repairs is by staying on top of your Nissan maintenance schedule. This schedule is written by the people who made your vehicle and they know best how to keep it running smoothly.
  • What's wrong if something feels 'off' in my Nissan? No, we’re not talking about finding the best jams on the radio! You know your car best, and you’re the first person who will notice if something doesn’t feel right (like new smells, sights, or sounds coming from your car). If you sense that something is 'off,' stop in for a Courtesy Check to have these symptoms checked out ASAP. Early action could help you prevent Nissan Pathfinder repairs.
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? Talk to your technician. We'll never recommend a service or repair for your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder that we don't think is necessary for your safety.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Brake Repair

You might have a strong and reliable engine in your Nissan  Pathfinder. But if you can’t stop it, it’s as good as scrap metal. Don't wait if you're experiencing brake squeaks or a loss of braking power. Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 2018 Nissan Pathfinder brake repairs. We offer a variety of brake services like brake pad/shoe replacement, rotor/drum resurfacing, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Answers to Your Pathfinder Brakes Questions

  • What is causing my Pathfinder to 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? Brake pads typically last about 30,000 to 40,000 miles. However, driving conditions can affect this range. Sticking to highway driving and braking smoothly can help extend the life of your brake pads, while towing heavy loads or frequently riding your brakes can shorten it.
  • Can brake fluid leak when my Pathfinder is off? Your Pathfinder brake system is a closed hydraulic system, which means that the brake fluid should not leak out of the system under normal circumstances. However, over time, the various components of the brake system can wear out or become damaged, which can cause brake fluid to leak out of the system.

2018 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 come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can fix many 2018 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components Your Pathfinder might need driveshaft repair if you notice resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Q&A

  • How do I know if my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Noises toward the back of your Nissan Pathfinder, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • Why is the malfunction indicator light (MIL) on in my Pathfinder? 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 serious is a drivetrain malfunction in my Pathfinder? If you experience a drivetrain malfunction in your Pathfinder, it is important to have it inspected by a professional mechanic as soon as possible to identify the underlying cause and perform the necessary repairs. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can be dangerous and cause further damage to your car.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Services

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Nissan Pathfinder's suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. During the service, calculated changes are made to the angles of your tires. This is so that your tires hit the road at an optimal angle for your vehicle’s performance — just as Nissan intended. When you bring in your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, we’ll perform an alignment check first. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Answers to Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Questions

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan Pathfinder out of alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • How frequently should you get a wheel alignment for your Pathfinder?  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 an alignment with new Pathfinder tires? While you don’t necessarily need to get an alignment when putting new tires on your Pathfinder, it’s still a good idea. Ensuring your wheels are properly aligned can help support optimal handling, tire wear, and fuel efficiency.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Services

If your 2018 Pathfinder engine needs repairs, our technicians will make sure you understand what’s going on before they start working on your engine. We don't start working until we have your approval. If a repair isn’t urgent right now, we’ll let you know. But if immediate repairs are necessary for your safety, we’ll make sure that's clear, too. We seek to give you all the info you need to make a smart decision about our services. By choosing Firestone Complete Auto Care for Pathfinder engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the timing belt, oil gasket, ignition coil, or another part.

2018 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 is my Nissan Pathfinder making engine noise? Strange engine sounds can be a sign something’s off in your Nissan Pathfinder. Knocking or tapping could be a symptom of low oil. A high-pitched whistle could signal an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing can be traced back to a loose fan belt, and grinding might be a sign of brake problems rather than engine issues.
  • What could damage my Nissan Pathfinder 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 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

If your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is in need of a tire inspection or possible flat tire repair, Firestone Complete Auto Care has your back. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. We'll start by evaluating the state of wear, the location of damage, type of damage, and the size of the damage.

If we determine that your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder tire can be safely repaired, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Remove the tire from the wheel for inspection and repair, (2) fill the puncture to keep the moisture out, and (3) secure and seal the inner tire liner to ensure the tire is airtight.

Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair Questions

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? A flat tire that’s not addressed can take a terrible toll on the rest of your car. Until you have it repaired or replaced, drive your Pathfinder as little as possible to reduce your risk of damage to the wheels and alignment – or further damage to that already struggling tire!
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? A temporary sealant may be able to help you get to a repair location safely. But temporary or emergency sealants could possibly damage TPMS sensors, and in some cases may even void the warranty on your Bridgestone or Firestone tires. If your tire needs extensive repair, sealant can add time and labor costs to the process.
  • What can cause Pathfinder tires to keep losing air? Possible reasons for your Pathfinder tires continuously losing air include a leaking valve steam, wheel damage, and a puncture or hole in the rubber.

Guide to 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Scheduled Maintenance

There's no need to guess when it's time to get Pathfinder maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Pathfinder running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2018 Nissan Pathfinder problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Pathfinder's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2018 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Pathfinder?  Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Nissan Pathfinder to 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?  It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Nissan Pathfinder, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

Battery Size & Replacement for 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Researching battery replacements 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

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Car Batteries

Generally, car batteries last from three to five years. You want to replace your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Watch for signs that your current battery is getting too old or too weak. A slow engine crank, a blinking battery or check engine light, swollen battery case, corroded battery posts, and subpar electrical performance can all signal that your battery is on its last leg.

You can also get a Free Battery Test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, get your Nissan Pathfinder a replacement battery. Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Pathfinder battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that matches your vehicle, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Commonly Asked Nissan Pathfinder Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’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? The typical 12-volt car battery may last three to five years, depending on the type of battery, the driving conditions, and how well the battery is maintained.
  • What is the white, crusty substance accumulating on my Pathfinder’s battery post?  The white, flaky stuff that can build up around your Pathfinder’s battery terminals is known as corrosion. Acid leaking from your vehicle’s battery post can have a chemical reaction with the air, leading to an accumulation of the white, powdery substance over time. Corrosion can affect the flow of electricity between your battery and the electrical system in your Pathfinder, possibly causing issues with electrical performance and starting. If left unaddressed for long enough, it may even cause your battery to prematurely fail.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Service

Your 2018 Pathfinder’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. 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 excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2018 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2018 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. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Pathfinder's engine.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Questions

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Pathfinder?  Your Nissan Pathfinder oil change reminder light might illuminate if it’s been too long since your last oil change. On the other hand, the oil pressure light might illuminate due to a clogged oil filter, a faulty oil pressure sensor, low engine oil levels, or a malfunctioning oil pump.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own?  Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder exhaust smoke grayish 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.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Pathfinder. 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. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Pathfinder. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on 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. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

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

Questions About 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Ups

  • When should Nissan Pathfinder spark plugs be replaced? 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? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • How often do Nissan Pathfinder fuel injectors need to be cleaned? Factors like fuel type and driving conditions can affect how frequently you need to clean your Pathfinder fuel injectors. Some manufacturers recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of routine maintenance, or as needed if your vehicle is showing signs of poor fuel system performance.

Suspension Service & Repair for 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

During the first few years you had your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your Pathfinder feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in for steering and suspension services. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Why does my Nissan Pathfinder bounce so much?  If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your Pathfinder goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • Why does my Pathfinder's nose dive down when I hit the brakes?  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.
  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Pathfinder's steering and suspension?  Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, nd also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Service Near You

Our technicians will work to solve your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder A/C problems to the best of their ability. During an A/C performance check, we'll determine the condition of your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder 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.

While your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder’s air conditioner is being serviced, 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.

Questions About 2018 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Systems

  • What’s making my Pathfinder A/C put out warm air? Maybe your A/C starts cool but then gets warm. Or maybe it never gets cold in the first place. Either way, your A/C troubles could be traced back to a clogged expansion valve, faulty compressor clutch, blown fuse, or leak.
  • What can cause an A/C system 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?  Damaged or worn components in your Pathfinder’s electrical or air conditioning system can cause the A/C to only work when the car is moving. You may be dealing with low coolant or a faulty cooling fan.

2018 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. 2018 Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Nissan Pathfinder transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Pathfinder’s not even driveable. Our technicians know how to service your 2018 Pathfinder up to Nissan-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Questions About 2018 Nissan Pathfinder’s Transmission

  • How often does my Pathfinder transmission fluid need to be checked?  Caring for your Nissan Pathfinder’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Nissan, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can Nissan Pathfinder transmission fluid leak?  Yes. Nissan Pathfinder transmission fluid can leak over time and potentially cause transmission issues. Worn or damaged seals, a loose or damaged transmission pan, a cracked transmission housing, faulty transmission cooler lines, or an overfilled transmission could cause transmission fluid leaks.
  • Is it okay to drive a Pathfinder with 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 2018 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. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan Pathfinder to find out how much charge is remaining on it. We’ll follow the battery inspection with a visual check of your Nissan Pathfinder’s filters, lights, wiper blades, fluid levels, belts, hoses, tires, and alignment.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but we also offer an in-depth Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. A Complete Vehicle Inspection includes everything in a Courtesy Check, plus a thorough manual inspection of your exhaust system, steering and suspension, and brakes. This inspection is aimed at informing you of any major problems that could need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on your location, 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.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • How do I know if my Nissan Pathfinder needs a check-up? It needs a check-up if something feels 'off' to you, the driver. Your Nissan Pathfinder could benefit from a Courtesy Check if it has any illuminated dashboard lights, you hear weird noises coming from any part, the engine doesn't start sometimes, or your vehicle pulls to one side.
  • Can you fix my 2018 Nissan Pathfinder so it will pass a state inspection test? There's a good chance we can. Stop by for a full system inspection and we'll get to the root of the issue.
  • What's the ideal timing for a full vehicle inspection on my Nissan Pathfinder?  You should bring your Nissan Pathfinder in for a full vehicle inspection if something weird happens and you can’t find the problem. A new dashboard light might come on, you may hear strange sounds under the hood, or your steering might feel off. A complete inspection is also a great idea before a road trip for added peace of mind.

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Service

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. To keep your radiator functioning, Nissan recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled 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 see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Nissan Pathfinder cooling system. 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, your 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Common Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Questions

  • Why is the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard on?  f the coolant light illuminates on your dashboard, your engine could be overheating. Pull over to a safe area and wait for the engine to cool down. Then, head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a coolant system check.
  • What is causing my Pathfinder to overheat?  If your Nissan Pathfinder engine overheats, it could be because of a clogged radiator, a damaged thermostat, a faulty cooling fan, a malfunctioning water pump, or low coolant levels.
  • What is making my Pathfinder radiator sound like it’s boiling or rumbling? If your radiator sounds like it's boiling or rumbling, you could have air pockets in the cooling system of your Pathfinder. You might also have a damaged radiator cap (super easy to fix!) or a clogged radiator.