Nissan Maintenance & Service Schedule: By Mileage

When should you get your Nissan serviced?

As a Nissan owner, you probably realize the importance of regular and frequent auto service. Your vehicle’s overall health is at stake; why wouldn’t you follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule? Performing routine car service protects your vehicle’s engine and its internal components, and ensures you’ll be able to drive for miles upon miles without stressing about breakdowns. Now, doesn’t that sound worth it?


If you need some help figuring out when to have your Nissan car, SUV, or truck serviced, check our list of recommended maintenance tasks below. Each service is separated by its recommended mileage interval, so you can plan ahead and schedule your Nissan service appointment well in advance.

Nissan automotive service recommendations below are not necessarily specific to your Nissan model. If you require guidance or advice about routine maintenance for your specific model, please refer to your owner’s manual or speak with someone at our Birmingham Nissan Service Center. Contact us at (205) 588-6287.

Important Nissan Service Schedule

The following major Nissan services must notbe skipped and should be performed by a professional at your Nissan dealer’s service department:

15,000 – 20,000 Miles

The first major Nissan maintenance visit should be done when you drive 15,000 miles—or after 12 months of ownership. Service will include your standard oil change and a replacement oil filter (though you should have already had 1-2 oil changes at this point), a tire rotation, inspection and potential replacement of your air filter, and an inspection of your brakes.

At the 20,000-mile mark—or around 18 months—you will want to change your oil and oil filter, inspect your fuel lines and all major components, replace your fluids, add new brake fluid, and check your exhaust system.

30,000 Miles

Transmission fluid should be changed at your 30,000-mile maintenance visit. Your Nissan service technician will also inspect your drive belt, replace your air cleaner filter (if applicable), and check your alignment. Be on the lookout for signs of drive belt damage, and replace any as needed prior to your 90,000-mile service check-up.

60,000 Miles

Approximately 5 years of ownership, your Nissan will be ready for its 60k-mile service appointment. You’ll want to consider replacing your car battery—batteries usually last 5 years, so replacement is suggested at this time—and having new spark plugs installed. Tires should be looked at and a new set installed if tread wear is low. Brake pads may need to be replaced, as will brake fluid and perhaps brake rotors if you’ve not kept up with your brake inspections. CVT fluid should be looked at and changed if necessary.

90,000 Miles

Once you reach the 90,000-mile mark, your vehicle is officially an elder and may have some age-related aches. Your Nissan service advisor will check for steering issues stemming from driving column damage or timing belt deterioration. Timing and serpentine belts are important to replace, and doing so will save you many headaches down the line. Power steering fluid may need to be changed.

105,000 Miles

You should change your coolant at 105k miles, and then follow up with replacement coolant every 75,000 miles.

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Routine Nissan Maintenance Schedule

Under normal driving conditions, standard Nissan services should be performed following these intervals:

Every 5,000 Miles (2x/year)

  • Oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Tire rotation
  • Inspect brake system, pads, and rotors
  • Inspect steering, axles, and suspension
  • Inspect exhaust system

Every 10,000 Miles (1x/year)

  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect transfer fluid and differential oil

Every 20,000 Miles (2 years)

  • Inspect front and steering linkage ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines, tank vapor hoses, and vent system

At 40,000 Miles (3-4 years)

  • Inspect and replace drive belt (performed 1x/year after 40,000 miles)

At Jim Burke Nissan, our service technicians can perform work on all new and older-model Nissan vehicles, including the following:

  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Armada
  • Nissan Cube
  • Nissan Frontier
  • Nissan Juke
  • Nissan Kicks
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Nissan Murano
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Nissan Rogue Sport
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Nissan TITAN
  • Nissan Versa
  • Nissan Xterra

Should you require assistance, feel free to book your auto service appointment online or contact our team at (205) 588-6287. We have monthly oil change coupons and other Nissan service specials available, too, so you can always save money when visiting our Birmingham Nissan Service Center!