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For your Nissan to uphold optimal performance throughout its lifespan, you must keep up with recommended maintenance and inspection. Oil changes are one of the most important aspects of maintenance, which will ensure safety and performance while you’re behind the wheel of a Nissan. Unlike older Nissan models which called for conventional oil, Nissan now recommends that new models use synthetic oil. This means you can go longer between service appointments and your vehicle’s longevity is improved. Nissan recommends having your oil changed every 7,500 miles.

What to Expect at South Austin Nissan

At South Austin Nissan, our staff will provide friendly, professional, transparent, and efficient Nissan Service. Our service technicians are Nissan-trained and certified and will only use genuine Nissan OEM parts and components when completing repairs and maintenance. While you wait for service to be completed, you can enjoy our lounge area with free Wi-Fi, a self-serve coffee bar, and cable TV. When your vehicle maintenance is complete, you will enjoy competitive pricing, service specials, and even a free car wash! Whether your Nissan needs a multi-point inspection, oil change, tire rotation, or anything in between, you can trust the Nissan experts at South Austin Nissan to uphold integrity while servicing your vehicle. Call South Austin Nissan Service Center at (512) 351-3235 today or schedule an appointment online.

Why Service at South Austin Nissan

Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

As the engine in your Nissan runs, many moving components generate heat. To reduce heat and friction during the combustion process, a film of oil is necessary to keep the moving parts lubricated. Without lubrication, the engine would seize within minutes. As your engine oil ages, the combustion process causes it to become contaminated with carbon, particles of metal, water vapor, and acid. There is an oil filter in place to trap these contaminants, but when the filter element is saturated, the oil will begin to break down and lose its ability to lubricate the engine. If contamination is left in the crankcase for too long, it will begin to degrade engine components due to excessive wear, and sludge deposits will also begin to build up on the assemblies such as the bearings and valvetrain components. Ensuring you keep up with regular oil changes will eliminate unnecessary wear and tear that can cause damage to your Nissan engine.

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Synthetic or Conventional?

There are differing opinions on whether synthetic or conventional oil is best for your vehicle. However, research and real-world use have determined that synthetic oil has many advantages over conventional oil. Advantages of synthetic oil include:

  • Unlike conventional oil, 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 your Nissan’s oil levels regularly ensures your vehicle will run properly and safely. Nissan recommends that you check your Nissan’s oil level once a month, and before long trips. A convenient and reliable time to check your oil level is while you’re filling up your gas tank. Follow the steps below to efficiently and accurately check your oil levels:

  • 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 Schedule

To ensure your Nissan always performs its best, it is important to keep up with its recommended routine maintenance. In addition to keeping up with Nissan’s recommended maintenance schedule, it is also recommended that you self-assess your tires, oil, and brake pads once a month. Keeping up with regular maintenance and inspections will ensure that your Nissan always performs optimally, will improve the lifespan of your vehicle, and even save you time and money. At South Austin Nissan, we will complete any maintenance and repairs using genuine Nissan OEM parts and components. Recommended Nissan service intervals 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 South Austin 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 South Austin 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.

No, although 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.

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

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

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