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Certified Nissan Oil Change

One of the most important things to remember in order to keep your Nissan running is regular oil changes. Without adhering to your Nissan’s regularly scheduled oil changes, you will be risking the operability and safety of your Nissan. Older vehicles required oil changes every 3 months or 3,000 miles, but now that vehicles primarily use synthetic oil we can go longer between oil changes. Nissan recommends changing your vehicle’s oil every 6 months or 7,500 miles, whichever comes first.

What to Expect at Janesville Nissan

At Janesville Nissan, our Service Center is staffed with knowledgeable and friendly service technicians. Each technician has been Nissan trained and certified, ensuring your vehicle is in the best care possible, whether you need an oil change or a more complicated repair. While you wait, you will enjoy a comfortable and relaxing area with available refreshments and complimentary wifi. Contact Janesville Nissan Service Center today or schedule service online to schedule your next service appointment.

Why Janesville Nissan Service Center?

  • Certified Nissan Parts
  • Motor Oil Designed and Recommended for your vehicle
  • Nissan Trained and Certified Service Technicians
  • Genuine Nissan Parts and Accessories
  • Nissan Service Specials



Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

When you turn the ignition and your engine starts, many moving parts create friction and heat. A film of engine oil is necessary to keep these moving parts lubricated, without it the engine would seize within minutes. However, as you use engine oil it will become contaminated with carbon, microscopic particles of metal, water vapor, and acids from the combustion process. The engine oil filter traps these contaminants, but when the filter becomes saturated, the oil will begin to break down and lose its lubricating ability. If this contaminated oil is left in the crankcase too long, old oil will begin to degrade engine parts through excess wear and sludge deposits will build up on bearings, valvetrain components, and other parts of the engine.

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Synthetic or Conventional

Engine oil has been studied, debated, and put to the test for years, and finally it has been determined that synthetic oil is better than conventional oil in nearly every aspect. Advantages of synthetic oil include:

  • Synthetic oil is not affected by the temperature, therefore it does not thicken in the cold or thin in the heat. This is important when you start your vehicle and the oil needs to quickly move to the upper engine.
  • Synthetic oil has a greater shear strength at the molecular level, meaning that the oil can not be torn due to the extreme pressure of tight tolerances.
  • Synthetic oil is free of paraffin-like impurities that are often found in conventional oil.
  • Synthetic oil offers additive packages of detergents and friction modifiers.
  • Although synthetic oil costs more per quart, it offers a longer oil change interval of up to 10,000 miles.
  • Nissan now specifically recommends synthetic oil for new models; using different oil may void the factory warranty. Being a low-viscosity oil, it will reduce internal friction and make a more efficient engine.

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How to Check Oil Level

Checking the oil in your Nissan regularly will ensure your vehicle operates properly and safely. It is recommended by Nissan that you check your oil level once a month and before any long trips. A convenient and reliable time to check your oil level is while you are fueling your vehicle. To check your Nissan’s oil, complete the following steps:

  • Run your Nissan until the engine has reached normal operating temperature.
  • Park on a level surface, and turn off the engine.
  • Allow your engine to cool down for a few minutes.
  • Open the hood of your vehicle.
  • Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean, and reinsert it.
  • Withdraw the dipstick and hold it horizontally so the oil does not drip.
  • Examine the dipstick to assess whether the oil level is between the minimum and maximum marks.
  • If the oil level is below the minimum level, top off your oil.
  • Each Nissan model has different requirements, so review your owner’s manual for the appropriate oil.

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Recommended Maintenance Schedules

To keep your Nissan running its best and ensure it maintains its value, Nissan recommends following a maintenance schedule. Self-checking your tires, oil level, and brake pads at home and adhering to Nissan’s recommended maintenance schedule can save time and money in the long run. The Nissan recommended maintenance schedules include:


Regular Inspection Schedule

30,000 miles or after 2 years

60,000 miles or after 4 years

90,000 miles or after 6 years

120,000 miles or after 8 years


Scheduled Maintenance – Every 7,500 Miles

  • Replace engine oil and filter, replace drain plug washer, and top off all fluid
  • Rotate and inspect all 4 tires
  • Inspect front and rear brake pads and calipers
  • Inspect tie rod ends, steering gearbox & rack boots
  • Inspect suspension components
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Multi-point Inspection with a report of vehicle condition

Intermediate Service – Every 15,000 Miles

  • Check and adjust the parking brake
  • Inspect brake hoses and valves
  • Lubricate all locks, latches & hinges
  • Inspect cooling system hoses
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect fuel lines & connections for leaks
  • Check the operation of all lights & controls
  • Inspect vehicle underbody
  • Inspect dust & pollen filter, replace if necessary
  • Battery inspection
  • Tire replacement
  • Multi-point maintenance inspection
  • Wheel alignments

Oil Change FAQs

Routine oil changes will help maintain your vehicle's value, lifespan, and overall performance by ensuring that your engine is properly lubricated.

Yes, this will help improve the longevity of the oil in your Nissan.

At Janesville Nissan, our service technicians are Nissan-trained and certified, and will only complete repairs using genuine Nissan OEM parts and components. More benefits to choosing Janesville Nissan include:

  • Certified Nissan Parts
  • Motor Oil Designed and Recommended for your vehicle
  • Nissan Trained and Certified Service Technicians
  • Genuine Nissan Parts and Accessories
  • Nissan Service Specials

Common warning signs include odd noises or engine behaviors, overheating, and poorer-than-usual fuel economy. If you’re on level ground and your engine is off for a time, you can check your oil level by inspecting the dipstick.

Nissan Genuine Synthetic Oil is recommended for its longevity and other benefits. Review your owner's manual for more information regarding the best oil for your Nissan model.

Synthetic oil is made from base oil, powder additives, and a carrier oil that enforces an even distribution of the additives.

When the “change engine oil” message appears, it means an oil change is recommended. When your oil has been changed, this message will disappear.

Janesville Nissan is located at: 2627 Morse St • Janesville, WI 53545

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