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2009 Nissan Xterra Tires, Repair & Service


2009 Nissan Xterra Tires

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2009 Nissan Xterra Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2009 Nissan Xterra 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
2009 Nissan Xterra Off-Road T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/75R16
2009 Nissan Xterra X S 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/70R16
2009 Nissan Xterra S T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/70R16
2009 Nissan Xterra SE T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17

2009 Nissan Xterra Off-Road

P265/75R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Xterra X

P265/70R16

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Xterra S

P265/70R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Xterra SE

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

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

Recommended Tires for Your 2009 Nissan Xterra

What tires are best for a 2009 Nissan Xterra? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
Dueler A/T Revo 3

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone ALENZA AS ULTRA
ALENZA AS ULTRA

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Blizzak DM-V2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Firestone Destination A/T2
Destination A/T2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination LE3
Destination LE3

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Winterforce 2 UV
Winterforce 2 UV

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN
ALL-TERRAIN

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY
HIGHWAY

  • 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

About 2009 Nissan Xterra Tires

Other than getting the proper tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Xterra tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. It's not uncommon for drivers in states that experience all four seasons to buy more than one set of tires. one set for winter, one set for summer. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. 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 Xterra tires online.

Nissan Xterra Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Buy 2009 Nissan Xterra tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you.

Questions About 2009 Nissan Xterra 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.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Nissan Xterra 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!
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires at home? 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 Xterra 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 Xterra tires.

Get Repairs for Your 2009 Nissan Xterra

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 it’s time for 2009 Nissan Xterra repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and rest easy knowing that your Xterra is in capable hands. We'll work to evaluate the scope of repairs needed and explain your options. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

How Much Are Nissan Xterra Repairs?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2009 Nissan Xterra, including which repairs are needed, the cost of any replacement parts, how much labor the repair will take, and where you live. We update them regularly to keep our deals fresh!

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2009 Nissan Xterra Auto Repair Questions

  • Do I still need scheduled maintenance even when nothing is wrong with my Nissan? One of the best ways to prevent 2009 Nissan Xterra 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.
  • Should I bring my Nissan in even if I can't pinpoint the problem? 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 Xterra repairs.
  • Why do you recommend certain repairs for my Nissan? We won’t recommend a service or repair for your 2009 Nissan Xterra unless we think it’s necessary to keep you safe. Want to know more about a specific recommended repair? Ask! We’re here to help.

Get Your 2009 Nissan Xterra Brakes Fixed

You might have a strong and reliable engine in your Nissan  Xterra. 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. Plus, ignoring your brake problems can result in more damage and higher brake repair bills. Get your 2009 Nissan Xterra brakes fixed at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We offer a variety of brake services like brake pad/shoe removal and replacement, rotor/drum resurfacing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and wheel cylinder and brake caliper installation.

Questions About Your Nissan Xterra Brakes

  • What can cause my Xterra to shake when I apply the brakes? If your Xterra shakes when you brake, you could be dealing with warped rotors, faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, or loose or worn suspension parts. Schedule a free brake inspection at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help diagnosing your brake issue.
  • How long can I expect my Xterra brake pads to 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.
  • Is it bad if my Xterra is leaking brake fluid when off? Your Xterra 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.

When to Get Nissan Xterra Drivetrain Repairs

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 visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 2009 Nissan Xterra drivetrain components Your Xterra might need driveshaft repair if you notice resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

2009 Nissan Xterra Drivetrain Q&A

  • How do I know if my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Noises toward the back of your Nissan Xterra, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • What causes a Xterra’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate? A multitude of problems can activate your Xterra’s malfunction indicator light (better known as the check engine light), including issues with the engine, transmission, sensors, electrical system, or connectors.
  • How worried should I be about a drivetrain malfunction in my Xterra? A drivetrain malfunction in your Xterra 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.

Wheel Alignment for 2009 Nissan Xterra

Alignment services involve precise adjustments to your Nissan Xterra’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. When you bring in your 2009 Nissan Xterra, 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 Xterra Alignment Questions

  • What can knock my Nissan Xterra out of alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • How frequently should you get a wheel alignment for your Xterra? Typically, your alignment should be checked every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Double-check your Xterra owner’s manual for Nissan's exact recommended schedule.
  • Do you need to get your Xterra wheels aligned?  It’s not mandatory to get an alignment after installing new tires on your Xterra, but it can be a smart decision! Proper alignment from the jump can help improve handling, fuel efficiency, and tire wear.

2009 Nissan Xterra Engine Services

If your 2009 Xterra engine needs repairs, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We make recommendations, but you make the final decision. If a service can wait, we’ll make sure you know. We'll also tell you if it's necessary for your safety. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed engine repair decision. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 2009 Xterra engine repairs and you can feel good knowing that we only use Nissan-compliant replacement parts such as the cambelt, oil gasket, fuses, or another part.

Questions About 2009 Nissan Xterra Engines

  • Why does my Xterra’s check engine light come on when I start it? It's okay if your check engine light comes on when you first start your vehicle. This is a sign that your vehicle is testing its circuits. The light should go off shortly. Bring your vehicle in if it doesn't.
  • Are Nissan Xterra engine noises bad? Unusual noises can signal a problem with your Nissan Xterra engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you're low on oil. Whistling could mean a belt is misaligned or there's an intake leak. Squealing can indicate a loose fan belt, and grinding might be coming from the brakes, not the engine.
  • What could damage my Nissan Xterra 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.

2009 Nissan Xterra Tire Repair

If the road has been rough on your 2009 Nissan Xterra tires, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. There’s a chance your tire could be plugged and patched (rather than replaced). Our technicians can inspect your tire and let you know if it is safe to repair. 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 your 2009 Nissan Xterra tire puncture can be repaired, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (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) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

Your Questions About Nissan Xterra Tire Repair, Answered

  • Can I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? 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 Xterra as little as possible to reduce your risk of damage to the wheels and alignment – or further damage to that already struggling tire!
  • Will a temporary sealant fix my Nissan's flat tire? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Nissan Xterra 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 Xterra tires keep losing air? Possible reasons for your Xterra tires continuously losing air include a leaking valve steam, wheel damage, and a puncture or hole in the rubber.

2009 Nissan Xterra Maintenance Information

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Xterra, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2009 Nissan Xterra maintenance schedule! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; 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. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Xterra perform better, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 2009 Nissan Xterra problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Nissan Xterra

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2009 Nissan Xterra for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment 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 Xterra’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2009 Nissan Xterra maintenance. So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

Questions About 2009 Nissan Xterra Maintenance

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Xterra?  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 Xterra to 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 Xterra engines.
  • Can Nissan dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Nissan Xterra to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Battery Size & Replacement for 2009 Nissan Xterra

Researching battery replacements for your Nissan Xterra?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24F-3 V6/4.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
35-2 V6/4.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
24F-RP V6/4.0L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

Car Batteries for 2009 Nissan Xterra

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. You want to replace your 2009 Nissan Xterra 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, corrosion-covered posts, or weak lights 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 necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 2009 Nissan Xterra running! Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our technicians are well-acquainted with Nissan’s service specs for Xterra battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that's best for your Xterra, and schedule a weekday or weekend battery replacement service for your car.

Answers to Your Nissan Xterra Car Battery Questions

  • Why doesn’t my Nissan Xterra 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?  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.
  • What is the white, crusty stuff around my Xterra’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 Xterra 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.

2009 Nissan Xterra Oil Changes

Nissan recommends having your 2009 Nissan Xterra’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Your Xterra may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Nissan Xterra. Consult Nissan's recommendations to select the right  2009 Xterra 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 Xterra’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Xterra today.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2009 Nissan Xterra

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Xterra?  If you’re overdue for an oil change, it might trigger your Nissan Xterra oil change reminder light. If the oil pressure light is illuminated, it could be due to low engine oil, a failing oil pump, a malfunctioning oil pressure sensor, or a clogged oil filter.
  • Can I change my Nissan Xterra oil at home?  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 Xterra 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 2009 Nissan Xterra

Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your Xterra’s engine. The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Nissan Xterra engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Xterra. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Xterra’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 Xterra'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.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Questions About 2009 Nissan Xterra Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Nissan Xterra spark plugs fail?  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 Xterra mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Nissan Xterra. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • How frequently do the fuel injectors in my Nissan Xterra 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.

2009 Xterra Nissan Steering & Suspension Services

When you first drove your 2009 Nissan Xterra, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Xterra feels bouncy, 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 2009 Nissan Xterra, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work.

2009 Nissan Xterra Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Why is my Nissan Xterra bouncing excessively? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • Why does my Xterra front end dip forward when I brake?  The forward momentum and weight transfer to the front wheels during braking can cause your Xterra'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.
  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension?  Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.

A/C Service for Your 2009 Nissan Xterra

Technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care are ready to help you address your 2009 Nissan Xterra A/C problems. In this A/C performance inspection, we’ll check out the current condition of your 2009 Nissan Xterra A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2009 Nissan Xterra, 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). Next, they will evacuate the system according to Nissan's recommendations. To finish, we’ll add new refrigerant to recharge the A/C system.

2009 Nissan Xterra A/C System FAQs

  • Why do I get hot air from my Xterra A/C? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • 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 Xterra's A/C system.
  • Why won’t my Xterra’s A/C cool the vehicle when the car is stopped?  Damaged or worn components in your Xterra’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.

2009 Nissan Xterra Transmission Service

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. 2009 Nissan Xterra transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Nissan Xterra transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Xterra at all. Our technicians are trained to service 2009  Nissan Xterra transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

2009 Nissan Xterra Transmission Q&A

  • How often does my Xterra transmission fluid need to be checked?  Maintaining your Nissan Xterra transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Nissan. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Nissan Xterra?  Yes. Nissan Xterra 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 drive my Nissan Xterra with a transmission fluid leak?  You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Xterra to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.

Get a 2009 Nissan Xterra Vehicle Inspection

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

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2009 Nissan Xterra 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 and suspension system, brakes, and exhaust components. 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 take care of your state inspection or safety test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Specific requirements for these types of inspections vary by state.

Common 2009 Nissan Xterra Vehicle Inspection Questions

  • How do I know if my Nissan Xterra needs a check-up? It needs a check-up if something feels 'off' to you, the driver. Your Nissan Xterra 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 2009 Nissan Xterra so it will pass a state inspection test? 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.
  • What's the ideal timing for a full vehicle inspection on my Nissan Xterra?  The best time to have a complete vehicle inspection done on your Nissan Xterra is when you notice something is off but you can’t locate the issue yourself. Schedule an inspection if you experience any unusual symptoms, such as unfamiliar dashboard indicators, strange engine noises, or steering changes. An inspection can be especially beneficial before a road trip for the simple peace of mind. You can feel confident in your adventure!

2009 Nissan Xterra Radiator Repair & Service

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 2009 Nissan Xterra is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. Nissan recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain 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.

When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Nissan Xterra. 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 heater core to the radiator cap, we’ll take excellent care of your 2009 Nissan Xterra at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Common Nissan Xterra Radiator Questions

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Nissan?  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.
  • What is causing my Xterra to overheat?  One of the main reasons your Nissan Xterra engine might overheat is because you don’t have enough coolant. Other causes include a clogged radiator, a damaged cooling fan, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a faulty water pump.
  • What can cause a Xterra radiator to make boiling or rumbling sounds?  Your Xterra’s cooling system could contain air pockets or your radiator might be clogged. Another possibility is a faulty radiator cap, which is an easy fix!