Everything about the 2016 Nissan Maxima is brand-new, from its looks to its features. But most notably, this year’s Maxima features an all-new performance that’s more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before. However, like every vehicle, time can decrease its performance.
Fortunately, Montgomeryville Nissan is here to help prevent that. With our complete guide to the 2016 Nissan Maxima maintenance schedule, you’ll be able to cruise through Philadelphia, Doylestown and Lansdale for years to come.
Schedule Nissan Maxima Maintenance
Normal vs Severe Driving Conditions
Before we dive into the 2016 Nissan Maxima maintenance schedule, it’s important to understand normal and severe driving conditions. Nissan provides a different list of services for both during each appointment.
If you primarily drive on the highway in calm weather, then you’d follow the standard maintenance schedule. Those that should follow the severe driving condition schedule are those who:
- Travel less than 5 to 10 miles frequently
- Are constantly in stop-and-go traffic in hot temperatures
- Drive at low speeds for long distances
- Travel through dusty, rough, muddy and salty roads frequently
Your First Service Appointment
The 2016 Nissan Maxima will need its first service appointment at 5,000 miles or after six months, whichever comes first. This will include an oil and filter change and a tire rotation. Those driving in more severe conditions will also need to have the axle, suspension, brakes, drive shaft boots, the exhaust system, propeller shaft and steering system inspected.
These services will need to be performed every 5,000 miles or six months.
10,000-Mile/One Year Service Appointment
For your next service appointments, you’ll also need to schedule additional maintenance in addition to the services listed above. After one year or when your odometer hits 10,000 miles, professionals must inspect the following:
- Automatic transmission
- Brake system
- Transmission fluid
- Drive shaft boots
If you’re driving under severe conditions, you’ll need to have your car’s brake fluid replaced on top of all the severe condition maintenance tasks listed for the previous service appointment.
15,000-Mile/18-Month Service Appointment
The 15,000-mile/18-month service appointment will include all the normal and severe condition services of the 5,000-mile appointment. However, you’ll also need to make sure the in-cabin microfilter in your Maxima is replaced. And if equipped, the battery of your vehicle’s Nissan Intelligent Key™ must also be replaced.
20,000-Mile/2-Year Service Appointment
After two years or when your Nissan Maxima hits 20,000 miles, you’ll need to schedule an oil change, tire rotation, and brake fluid replacement. Drivers must also have the items below inspected.
- Automatic and manual transmission fluid
- Axle and suspension parts
- Fuel tank vapor vent system
- Fuel lines/connections
- Suspension system
- Exhaust system
- Drive shaft boots
- Steering system
- Brake system
25,000-Mile/30-Month Service Appointment
The 25,000-Mile/30-Month service appointment is fairly simple. All your car will need is an oil and filter change and a tire rotation. Severe condition drivers will also need to have the parts listed above inspected as well.
Subsequent Service Appointments
Most of the service appointments after the ones listed will include the same services. To get a better idea of all the maintenance tasks required at each appointment, consult your owner’s manual.
However, there are a few extra services that your Maxima will need. Here are a few listed below.
- Every 30,000 miles, you’ll want to replace the engine air filter.
- At 105,000 miles, the spark plugs will need to be replaced.
Premium Maintenance Upgrade
On top of the maintenance schedule listed above, you can also opt to give your Nissan Maxima the Premium Maintenance Upgrade. This will include the following additional services to better ensure an exceptional performance and extended longevity.
- Lubricate locks and hinges
- Replace automatic transmission fluid
- Replace drive belts
- Replace radiator cap
- Replace wiper blades
- Inspect interior and exterior lights and adjust if needed
These maintenance tasks plus the items on the Maxima recommended maintenance schedule will need to be scheduled every 30,000 miles.
Exceptions to the Maintenance Schedule
Of course, there are some instances where you’ll need to schedule certain services and repairs earlier than what the Nissan Maxima maintenance schedule recommends. These usually occur when your vehicle experiences extensive wear and tear or a malfunctioning part.
In this situation, you’ll need to look out for certain warning signs to help you know when your vehicle needs professional attention. Some of these warning signs may include decreased performance (acceleration and fuel economy), loud engine noises, reduced braking response and unusual smells.
Once you notice these signs or anything different about your vehicle’s performance, be sure to contact a local Nissan dealer like Montgomeryville Nissan for an inspection and repair. Delaying this could lead to more serious problems and even irreparable damage.
Schedule Your Service Appointment Today!
Your 2016 Nissan Maxima is more powerful and more fuel efficient than ever. Make sure it stays that way and follow its recommended service schedule.
And if you’re interested in learning more about the 2016 Nissan Maxima maintenance schedule, contact Montgomeryville Nissan. We’re dedicated to helping drivers in Philadelphia, Lansdale and Doylestown enjoy their vehicle’s performance for as long as possible. Don’t wait – call us to talk to our service experts and schedule your service appointment today!