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2012 Nissan Sentra Repair, Service & Tires


2012 Nissan Sentra Tires

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2012 Nissan Sentra Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2012 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
2012 Nissan Sentra SL H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/55R16
2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R V 35 PSI/35 PSI 225/45R17
2012 Nissan Sentra SR H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/55R16
2012 Nissan Sentra S H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/55R16
2012 Nissan Sentra Base H 33 PSI/33 PSI P205/60R15
2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V W 35 PSI/35 PSI 225/45R17

2012 Nissan Sentra SL

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R

225/45R17

Speed Rating: V

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2012 Nissan Sentra SR

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Nissan Sentra S

P205/55R16

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Nissan Sentra Base

P205/60R15

Speed Rating: H

Inflation F/R: 33 PSI/33 PSI

2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

225/45R17

Speed Rating: W

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2012 Nissan Sentra

What tires are best for a 2012 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 Sport
Potenza Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Bridgestone Potenza RE71RS
Potenza RE71RS

  • No 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 Firehawk Indy 500
Firehawk Indy 500

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Performance
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone FT140
FT140

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

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone WEATHERGRIP
WEATHERGRIP

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
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

About 2012 Nissan Sentra Tires

Other than getting the proper tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying 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!) Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. 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. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Nissan Sentra tires online.

Installing Nissan Sentra Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your tire shop and a complete service center for tire installation, maintenance, repair, rotation, and alignment! Shop 2012 Nissan Sentra tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

Questions About 2012 Nissan Sentra 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 numbers on my Nissan Sentra tires mean? 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.

2012 Nissan Sentra Repair Information

No driver looks forward to car repairs. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. When it’s time for 2012 Nissan Sentra repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and rest easy knowing that your Sentra 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.

What Will Nissan Sentra Repairs Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2012 Nissan Sentra, including what kind of repair you need, prices of appropriate replacement parts, the labor involved, and the state you live in. And check back often — we update our deals regularly!

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2012 Nissan Sentra Auto Repair Questions

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? One of the best ways to prevent 2012 Nissan Sentra 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 does it mean to be 'in tune' with your car? 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.
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? Talk to your technician. We'll never recommend a service or repair for your 2012 Nissan Sentra that we don't think is necessary for your safety.

Brake Repair for Your 2012 Nissan Sentra

Your Nissan Sentra engine may be strong and reliable. But if you can’t brake, it might as well be 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. What's more, waiting for things to figure themselves out can result in more damage to your brakes and your wallet. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 2012 Nissan Sentra brake repairs. We offer a variety of brake services like brake pad/shoe removal and replacement, brake rotor/drum machining, brake fluid exchange, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Nissan Sentra Brakes Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is causing my Sentra to shake when I brake? Your Sentra could shake when you brake due to worn brake pads or rotors, warped rotors, loose or worn suspension components, or faulty brake calipers. You can always schedule a free brake inspection at the first sign of strange brake behavior.
  • How often do I need to replace my Sentra brake pads? In general, brake pads can last from 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Certain factors, like driving on highways mostly and braking smoothly, can help your brake pads last longer. Hauling heavy loads and riding your brakes can shorten brake pad lifespan.
  • Can brake fluid leak when my Sentra is off? Your Sentra 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.

2012 Nissan Sentra Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 2012 Nissan Sentra drivetrain components Your Sentra might need driveshaft repair if you notice resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

2012 Nissan Sentra Drivetrain Q&A

  • How do I know if my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Noises toward the back of your Nissan Sentra, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • What triggers the malfunction indicator light (MIL) in a Sentra? If your Sentra has its malfunction warning light (more commonly called the check engine light) illuminated, it could indicate engine troubles, problems with the transmission, electrical issues, malfunctioning sensors, connector problems, or misfire issues.
  • How concerning is a drivetrain malfunction in my Sentra? Don't ignore a drivetrain malfunction in your Sentra. 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 Sentra.

2012 Nissan Sentra Alignment Services

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, 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 2012 Nissan Sentra 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 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? Typically, your alignment should be checked every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Double-check your Sentra owner’s manual for Nissan's exact recommended schedule.
  • Does getting new Sentra tires mean you need an alignment?  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.

2012 Nissan Sentra Engine Services

If your 2012 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 repair can wait, we'll let 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. Choose Firestone Complete Auto Care for Nissan Sentra engine repairs and you can feel confident knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and components like the serpentine belt, motor oil seal, ignition coil, or another part.

2012 Nissan Sentra Engine Q&A

  • Why does the check engine light in my Sentra turn on when I start my car? It’s usually normal for your check engine light to turn on upon ignition. This is just your Sentra testing its circuits. The dash light shouldn't stay on. If it does, you might want to bring your vehicle in for service.
  • 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.
  • What could damage a Nissan engine? Certain driving habits can hurt your engine. These habits include driving on an empty fuel tank, revving your engine while the vehicle is in Park, or slamming the gas pedal while the engine is still cold. Steer clear of these habits to help protect engine performance and efficiency.

2012 Nissan Sentra Tire Repair

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2012 Nissan Sentra 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 we determine that your 2012 Nissan Sentra tire can be safely repaired, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (2) fill the puncture to keep the moisture out, and (3) secure and seal the inner tire liner to ensure the tire is airtight.

Frequently Asked Nissan Sentra Tire Repair Questions

  • 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.
  • Will a temporary sealant 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?  If your Sentra tires are always losing air, you may have a puncture, damaged wheel, or leaking valve stem.

2012 Nissan Sentra Maintenance Information

There's no need to guess when it's time to get Sentra maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2012 Nissan Sentra! 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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Sentra's life, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2012 Nissan Sentra problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Nissan Sentra

Bring your 2012 Nissan Sentra to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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 Sentra’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Nissan Sentra maintenance. We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 2012 Nissan Sentra Maintenance

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Sentra? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2012 Sentra is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Nissan Sentra?  If your Nissan Sentra has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Why are my Nissan dashboard lights on?  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.

The Right Battery Size for a 2012 Nissan Sentra

Not sure what battery to get for your Nissan Sentra?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
26R-3 L4/2.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 575
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

2012 Nissan Sentra Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. You want to replace your 2012 Nissan Sentra battery before it fails and leaves you stranded. Pay attention to clues that your battery is on its way out. A lagging starter, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, swollen battery case, corroded battery posts, and subpar electrical performance can all signal 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 needed, a replacement battery for your 2012 Nissan Sentra. Automotive batteries are just one of our many areas of expertise. Our technicians are familiar with Nissan-specific recommendations for Sentra battery CCAs and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Top Nissan SentraCar Battery Questions

  • Why won't my Nissan Sentra battery stay charged?  A battery that won't hold a charge is almost as good as dead. The battery might be old. Or, you may have a habit of leaving your car doors open and the lights on overnight. Stop by for a free battery test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to learn more about the state of your battery.
  • 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.
  • Why is there white, crusty buildup on my Sentra’s battery post?  A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can cause a white, crusty buildup to form on the terminals of your Sentra car battery. This buildup — known as corrosion — can impede the flow of electricity and cause a range of issues, from poor performance to premature battery failure.

2012 Nissan Sentra Oil Change Service

Nissan recommends changing your 2012 Sentra’s oil at regular 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 notice excess 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Nissan Sentra motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Sentra’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. Let the experts take care of your Sentra’s engine by making an oil change appointment today.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Nissan Sentra

  • Why is my Nissan Sentra oil light illuminated?  Your Nissan Sentra 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 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 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke?  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.

Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 2012 Nissan Sentra

Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Sentra. The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Nissan Sentra engine tune-up services. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. 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 Sentra's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel 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 Sentra's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your Sentra's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. 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 2012 Nissan Sentra Engine Tune-Ups

  • 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 does a puddle underneath my Nissan Sentra mean? 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 often do Nissan Sentra fuel injectors 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.

2012 Nissan Sentra Suspension Service & Repair

When you first drove your 2012 Nissan Sentra, 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 Sentra feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2012 Nissan Sentra in for steering and suspension services. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Sentra suspension system needs repair, 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.

2012 Sentra Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Why does my Nissan Sentra bounce 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.
  • Why does my Sentra front end dip forward when I brake?  The forward momentum and weight transfer to the front wheels during braking can cause your Sentra's front end to dip forward. A damaged or faulty suspension system may fail to distribute the weight and force effectively, causing the front end to dip even more.
  • 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.

2012 Nissan Sentra A/C Service Near You

Our technicians will work to solve your 2012 Nissan Sentra A/C problems to the best of their ability. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2012 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 2012 Nissan Sentra’s air conditioner is being serviced, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To start this process, a technician will flush out the old refrigerant from your vehicle’s A/C system. 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.

Questions About 2012 Nissan Sentra A/C Systems

  • What’s making my Sentra 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 causes A/C system leaks?  A/C system leaks are often due to a combination of age and moisture. Rubber seals and gaskets naturally degrade over time, allowing refrigerant to exit and moisture to enter your Sentra's A/C system.
  • 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.

2012 Nissan Sentra Transmission Service & Repairs

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Sentra’s performance. 2012 Nissan Sentra transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Nissan Sentra transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Sentra’s not even driveable. Our technicians know how to service your 2012 Sentra up to Nissan-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Sentra’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

2012 Nissan Sentra Transmission Questions & Answers

  • 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.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Nissan Sentra?  Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Nissan Sentra, 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 drive my Nissan Sentra with 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.

2012 Nissan Sentra Inspections

Every service performed at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes a multi-point Courtesy Check. First, a technician will pop the hood on your Nissan Sentra 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 Sentra’s battery, we’ll visually inspect your lights, windshield wipers, filters, alignment, tires, hoses, belts and fluid levels.

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 2012 Nissan Sentra if you prefer. A Complete Vehicle Inspection includes everything in a Courtesy Check, plus a hands-on examination of your steering, suspension, brakes, and exhaust system. With this inspection, we want to help you stay on top of any issues that may wreak havoc on your 2012 Nissan Sentra if left unaddressed.

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. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

FAQs for 2012 Nissan Sentra Vehicle Inspections

  • When does my Nissan Sentra need an inspection? It needs a check-up if something feels 'off' to you, the driver. Your Nissan Sentra 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.
  • My 2012 Nissan Sentra failed the state inspection test. Can you fix it? 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 Sentra?  You should bring your Nissan Sentra 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.

2012 Nissan Sentra Radiator Service

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 2012 Nissan Sentra is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. 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. 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.

If you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start with a comprehensive inspection of your Nissan Sentra’s cooling system. We then do a machine-powered radiator exchange, replenish flushed chemicals, sealants, and lubricants, and then pressure check for leaks. If you’re about to lose your cool over a too-hot engine, rest assured that we’ll take excellent care of your 2012 Nissan Sentra at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2012 Nissan Sentra Radiator Q&A

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Nissan?  Pay attention to the temperature gauge and lights on your dashboard. If a low coolant warning light comes on or your dashboard temperature gauge keeps rising, it’s likely that your engine is about to overheat (and could leave you stranded on the road). Wait for the engine to cool down, then have your coolant system checked immediately at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • What is causing my Sentra to overheat?  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 is making my Sentra radiator sound like it’s boiling or rumbling?  Air pockets in your Sentra’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.