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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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.