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2010 Nissan Sentra Tires, Repair & Service


2010 Nissan Sentra Tires

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2010 Nissan Sentra Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2010 Nissan Sentra 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
2010 Nissan Sentra Base H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/60R15
2010 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V W 35 PSI/35 PSI 225/45R17
2010 Nissan Sentra SL H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/55R16
2010 Nissan Sentra SR H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/55R16
2010 Nissan Sentra SE-R V 35 PSI/35 PSI 225/45R17
2010 Nissan Sentra S H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/55R16

2010 Nissan Sentra Base

P205/60R15

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2010 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

225/45R17

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2010 Nissan Sentra SL

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2010 Nissan Sentra SR

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2010 Nissan Sentra SE-R

225/45R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2010 Nissan Sentra S

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2010 Nissan Sentra

What tires are best for a 2010 Nissan Sentra? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Blizzak WS90

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus
DriveGuard Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
Ecopia EP422

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus
Ecopia EP422 Plus

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE71RS
Potenza RE71RS

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Potenza Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza Sport AS
Potenza Sport AS

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02
Turanza EL400-02

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza EL42 RFT
Turanza EL42 RFT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza QUIETTRACK
Turanza QUIETTRACK

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Turanza T005
Turanza T005

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone WEATHERPEAK
WEATHERPEAK

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Bridgestone Potenza RACE
Potenza RACE

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A I RFT
Potenza RE050A I RFT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT
Potenza RE050A RFT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+
Potenza RE980AS+

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT
Potenza S001 RFT

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone FT140
FT140

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2
Winterforce 2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Firehawk AS V2
Firehawk AS V2

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
SUREDRIVE ALL-Season
ALL-Season

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

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
SUREDRIVE Sport
Sport

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Toyo PROXES R1R
PROXES R1R

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Toyo PROXES Sport A/S
PROXES Sport A/S

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Performance
Toyo Extensa A/S II
Extensa A/S II

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Toyo PROXES Sport
PROXES Sport

  • No warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance

Choosing 2010 Nissan Sentra Tires

Apart from finding the right tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Sentra tires like where and how you drive, and what tire brand you trust most. 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!) Many drivers who live in states that experience all four seasons choose to purchase two sets 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!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. 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. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your Nissan Sentra.

2010 Nissan Sentra Tire Installation & Rotation

We sell tires, but we also service them and care for all the around-the-wheel components. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. We make it easy to buy new 2010 Nissan Sentra tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time.

2010 Nissan Sentra Tire Questions

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Proper tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Nissan Sentra tires? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your Nissan tires!
  • 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 Sentra 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 Sentra tires.

Get Repairs for Your 2010 Nissan Sentra

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. When you come to us for 2010 Nissan Sentra repair services, our technicians will take care of your Sentra like it was their own. 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 Are Nissan Sentra Repairs?

The cost to repair your 2010 Nissan Sentra depends on the type of repair, prices of appropriate replacement parts, how much labor the repair will take, and the state you live in. But no matter your location, you may be able to save money with one of our many auto repair coupons or offers.

A few different aspects can influence repair costs for your 2010 Nissan Sentra, like

2010 Nissan Sentra Auto Repair Q&A

  • Can scheduled maintenance help me avoid repairs? 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’re in your car, day in and day out. So, it’s only expected that you know your car better than anyone else! If you notice mysterious smells, strange engine noises, or other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms while driving, trust your instincts and stop into Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check. Catching a potential issue early could help prevent Nissan Sentra repairs.
  • Why do you recommend certain repairs for my Nissan? Trust is more than just a saying on the wall. It’s a window underneath it. That’s why we won’t recommend services or repairs for your 2010 Nissan Sentra unless we think they’re vital to your safety on the road.

Brake Repair for Your 2010 Nissan Sentra

You might have a strong and reliable engine in your Nissan  Sentra. But if you can't stop it, then it's scrap metal. If you notice your brakes are squeaking or not working well, don’t wait! Unresponsive brakes make it tough to give the road your best. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 2010 Nissan Sentra brake repairs. We offer many affordable brake repairs like pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Nissan Sentra Brakes Questions

  • What can cause my Sentra to shake when I apply the brakes? Faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, loose or worn suspension parts, and warped rotors can cause your Sentra to shake during braking. If you’re experiencing odd brake behavior, schedule a free brake inspection at a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • What is the average lifespan of Sentra brake pads? 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 Sentra is off? Because your Sentra 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.

Repairing Your Nissan Sentra Drivetrain

You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2010 Nissan Sentra drivetrain components Your Sentra might need driveshaft repair if you notice clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards.

2010 Nissan Sentra Drivetrain Q&A

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your Nissan Sentra? 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.
  • What causes a Sentra’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate? A multitude of problems can activate your Sentra’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 Sentra? A drivetrain malfunction in your Sentra should never be taken lightly. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can put you in danger and lead to further vehicle damage, so it's essential to have a qualified mechanic assess and repair the problem as soon as possible.

2010 Nissan Sentra Wheel Alignment

With an alignment service, adjustments are made to your Nissan Sentra’s suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the 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. Before we adjust the alignment of your 2010 Nissan Sentra, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. Then, we’ll adjust the angles as needed until they match recommended measurements from Nissan.

Answers to Nissan Sentra Alignment Questions

  • Are there road conditions that can hurt my Nissan Sentra 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 Sentra? It’s usually suggested you check your alignment about every 6,000 miles or 6 months (whichever occurs first). Still, you should reference your Sentra owner’s manual for Nissan's recommended interval.
  • Do you need to get your Sentra wheels aligned?  You likely aren't required to get an alignment when you put new tires on your Sentra, but it's a super smart idea! An alignment can help ensure optimal tire wear, fuel efficiency, and handling. Still, you should reference your Sentra owner’s manual for what’s recommended.

2010 Nissan Sentra Engine Services

When your Nissan Sentra 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. If it's necessary for your safety, we'll make sure you understand that, too. We want to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision about your engine repairs. By choosing Firestone Complete Auto Care for Sentra engine repairs and you can feel confident knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and components like the timing chain or belt, motor oil seal, ignition coil, or other parts.

2010 Nissan Sentra Engine Q&A

  • Why does my Sentra’s check engine light come on when I start it? Generally, your check engine light turning on upon ignition is not a bad thing. It’s just your Sentra firing up its circuits. The light should turn off in a bit, but come see us if it doesn't.
  • Are Nissan Sentra engine noises bad?  Strange under-the-hood noises can point to problems within your Nissan Sentra 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.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan Sentra engine? Certain driving habits can damage your engine and should be avoided. These habits include 'running on fumes,' revving the engine while still in Park, or pushing 'the pedal to the metal' before the engine has warmed up. Help sustain your engine’s performance and efficiency by staying miles away from these bad driving practices.

Get Your Nissan Sentra Tire Repaired

If the road has been rough on your 2010 Nissan Sentra tires, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. 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 2010 Nissan Sentra tire is feasible and safe, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Your Questions About Nissan Sentra Tire Repair, Answered

  • Can I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your Sentra engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • 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 Sentra 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 my Sentra tires keep losing air? Possible reasons for your Sentra tires continuously losing air include a leaking valve steam, wheel damage, and a puncture or hole in the rubber.

About 2010 Nissan Sentra Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Sentra, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2010 Nissan Sentra! The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Nissan, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include 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 Sentra running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2010 Nissan Sentra problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Nissan Sentra

Bring your 2010 Nissan Sentra to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Sentra’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2010 Nissan Sentra maintenance. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2010 Nissan Sentra Maintenance

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan Sentra?  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 does my Nissan Sentra need high mileage oil?  Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Nissan Sentra engines.
  • 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 Sentra, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

Battery Size & Replacement for 2010 Nissan Sentra

Researching battery replacements for your Nissan Sentra?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
35-1 L4/2.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 500
35-2 L4/2.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
35-AGM L4/2.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 650
96R-3 L4/2.5L Replacement 36 months Performance months 590

2010 Nissan Sentra Car Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan Sentra stranded. Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A lagging starter, a blinking battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or faded headlights may all indicate that your battery is on its last leg.

Plus, at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll test your battery for free. Drop in for a free battery check and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 2010 Nissan Sentra running! Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our technicians are familiar with Nissan-specific recommendations for Sentra battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help identifying the type and size of battery that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Answers to Your Nissan Sentra Car Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’t my Nissan Sentra 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.
  • How long can I expect my car battery to last?  Car battery lifespan varies depending on a few factors, including driving conditions, accessories, how well it’s maintained, and the type of battery. On average, a car battery lasts about three to five years.
  • Why is there white, crusty buildup on my Sentra’s battery post?  The white, flaky stuff that can build up around your Sentra’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 Sentra, possibly causing issues with electrical performance and starting. If left unaddressed for long enough, it may even cause your battery to prematurely fail.

Oil Changes for 2010 Nissan Sentra

Your 2010 Sentra’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Sentra may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle 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, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2010 Nissan Sentra motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Nissan Sentra 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. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Sentra’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Sentra today.

2010 Nissan Sentra Oil Change Q&A

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Sentra?  If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Nissan Sentra 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.
  • How hard is it to change Nissan Sentra 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 helps your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Sentra exhaust smoke grayish or blue?  Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak.  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, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

2010 Nissan Sentra Tune-Up & Engine Service

Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Sentra’s engine. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2010 Nissan Sentra. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Sentra. 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 Sentra's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your Sentra's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. 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.

2010 Nissan Sentra Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • When should Nissan Sentra spark plugs be replaced?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Nissan’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Nissan Sentra? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • How frequently do the fuel injectors in my Nissan Sentra need to be cleaned? The cleaning schedule for vehicle fuel injectors varies depending on your driving conditions and the type of fuel you use. Some manufacturers suggest cleaning your fuel system as part of routine maintenance, while others will recommend it on an as-needed basis if you’re experiencing poor performance. Reference your Nissan owner’s manual for exact guidelines.

Suspension Service & Repair for 2010 Nissan Sentra

During the first few years you had your 2010 Nissan Sentra, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Sentra jolts, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2010 Nissan Sentra, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission.

2010 Sentra Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why is my Nissan Sentra bouncing so much?  If your shocks or struts are in bad shape, they can’t dampen road bumps like they should. This can cause your Sentra to bounce more than usual.
  • What can cause the front end of my Sentra to dip forward when I apply the brakes?  When you brake, the forward momentum combined with your vehicle's weight sends a lot of force to the vehicle's front end. A bad suspension can cause all that weight and force to push the front end downward.
  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Sentra'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.

2010 Nissan Sentra A/C Service Near You

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 2010 Nissan Sentra A/C problems. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2010 Nissan Sentra’s A/C system to see if repair work is required. This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test.

While your 2010 Nissan Sentra’s air conditioner is being serviced, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll perform an evacuation (also known as a discharge) on the entire system per Nissan guidelines. To finish, we’ll add new refrigerant to recharge the A/C system.

2010 Nissan Sentra A/C System FAQs

  • What’s making my Sentra A/C put out warm air? 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.
  • What can cause an A/C system leak?  Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your Sentra’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.
  • What is causing my Sentra’s A/C to only work when the car is in motion?  Damaged or worn components in your Sentra’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.

Transmission Services for 2010 Nissan Sentra

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. 2010 Nissan Sentra transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let Nissan Sentra transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Sentra at all. Our technicians know how to service your 2010 Sentra 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.

2010 Nissan Sentra Transmission Q&A

  • Does my Sentra's transmission fluid need to be inspected?  Caring for your Nissan Sentra’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 Sentra transmission fluid leak?  Yes. Nissan Sentra 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.
  • Can I still drive my Nissan Sentra if it has a transmission fluid leak?  Driving your Sentra with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.

2010 Nissan Sentra Inspections

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan Sentra to find out how much charge is remaining on it. After we’ve inspected your Nissan Sentra’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your filters, lights, wiper blades, alignment, tires, hoses, belts and fluid levels.

While every visit to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a Courtesy Check, you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2010 Nissan Sentra if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. 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 need immediate attention in order to prevent further damage.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to complete your vehicle’s safety tests or state inspection at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Inspections are performed on a state-by-state basis and requirements vary.

FAQs for 2010 Nissan Sentra Vehicle Inspections

  • When does my Nissan Sentra need an inspection? If you’ve noticed something that doesn’t feel quite right in your car lately, a Courtesy Check could give you peace of mind. We can help you get to the bottom of strange engine noises, a jerky steering wheel, or an engine that's hard to start.
  • My 2010 Nissan Sentra failed the state inspection test. Can you fix it? Don’t panic! Come in for a complete inspection today and we’ll find (and repair) the root cause before you have your vehicle retested.
  • When should I get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Sentra?  The best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan Sentra is before going on a road trip for the peace of mind. Another great time is when something abnormal occurs, and you can't pinpoint the issue. You might notice new dashboard lights, hear strange noises from under the hood, or your steering wheel doesn't feel like it once did.

2010 Nissan Sentra Radiator Service

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 2010 Nissan Sentra 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 a good idea to keep your eyes open for any indication that your radiator is failing. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you notice leaking coolant, overheating, or an illuminated low coolant dashboard light.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Nissan Sentra cooling system. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. From the radiator cap to the heater core, we’ll take excellent care of your 2010 Nissan Sentra at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About Nissan Sentra Radiators

  • Why is the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard on?  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 Sentra overheated! What can cause that?  Your Nissan Sentra engine could overheat due to low coolant, a clogged radiator, a damaged water pump, a malfunctioning cooling fan, or a faulty thermostat.
  • What can cause a Sentra radiator to make boiling or rumbling sounds? There could be air pockets in your Sentra’s cooling system. You might also have a clogged radiator or faulty radiator cap (this last one is an easy fix!).