Sunday, February 26, 2006

Nissan 60000 Mile Maintenance Service

My Nissan dealer offers two types of services for 60,000 mile scheduled maintenance service: Basic Service and Premium Maintenance. The basic service costs $395.00 and premium maintenance service costs $699.00. The details of the services are as follows.

Basic Service:
  1. Change engine oil and filter
  2. Lubricate propeller shaft (4WD)
  3. Change engine coolant
  4. Change engine air filter
  5. Change in-cabin microfilter
  6. Change free-running hub grease
  7. Change front wheel bearing grease (4WD only)
  8. Change manual transmission oil
  9. Change PCV filter (4 cylinder frontier/xterra)
  10. Rotate/Balance tires (except 350Z)
  11. Inspect automatic transmission fluid
  12. Inspect axle & suspension parts
  13. Inspect brake lines & cables
  14. Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  15. Inspect cruise control vacuum hoses
  16. Inspect differential oil
  17. Inspect drive shaft boots
  18. Inspect engine drive belts
  19. Inspect exhaust system
  20. Inspect suspension ball joints
  21. Inspect front wheel bearing grease (4WD only)
  22. Inspect fuel lines/connections
  23. Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  24. Inspect manual transmission oil
  25. Inspect propeller shaft
  26. Inspect steering gear & linkage
  27. Inspect steering linkage ball joints
  28. Inspect case oil (4WD/AWD)

Premium Maintenance:
  1. Change engine oil & filter
  2. Lubricate all locks/hinges
  3. Lubricate propeller shaft (4WD)
  4. Change automatic transmission/CVT fluid (Add $299.00 for Murano)
  5. Change differential oil (limited-slip/conventional)
  6. Change engine air filter
  7. Change engine coolant/flush system
  8. Change engine drive belts
  9. Change in-cabin microfilter
  10. Change free-running hub grease
  11. Change transfer case oil (4WD/AWD)
  12. Change front wheel bearing grease (4WD only)
  13. Change fuel filter (if serviceable)
  14. Change manual transmission oil
  15. Change PCV filter (4 cylinder Frontier/Xterra)
  16. Change radiator cap
  17. Change radiator hoses
  18. Change wiper blades
  19. Rotate/balance tires (except 350Z)
  20. Optional: flush automatic transmission (flush with ATF)
  21. Inspect all lights
  22. Inspect axle & suspension joints
  23. Inspect brake lines & cables
  24. Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  25. Inspect cruise control vacuum hoses
  26. Inspect drive shaft boots
  27. Inspect exhaust system
  28. Inspect front suspension ball joints
  29. Inspect front wheel bearing grease (4WD only)
  30. Inspect fuel lines/connections
  31. Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  32. Inspect headlights/adjust if necessary
  33. Inspect propeller shaft
  34. Inspect steering gear & linkage
  35. Inspect steering linkage ball joints

I see too may 'inspects' instead of 'change' in the service details. It feels like that I will be spending a lot of cash if after 'inspection' any 'change' is necessary. This 60k service will be at least $1000 for my Nissan Altima.


  1. I am glad that I found this posting. I hate the "inspect" line whereas a "change" might be required. All they have is some yahoo under the car on a lift "looking" at the car.

    Hell, I could do that and have before, yet lack the lift.

  2. Inspect is the key word. I just had a premium 60K service done and three weeks later I am back at the dealership with a dead battery, wheel alighment and replacement of motor mount. What exactly did they look at when they checked the front end and suspension? I also have an extended warrenty and a motor mount is not covered? Seem odd. Funny how you mention writing the state attorny general and they start looking into your warrenty coverage after they tell you there is none for a motor mount. Last time I bring the car to a dealership.

  3. Take the car to a local shop where you got a will cost 1/4 price and generally they will be honest with what needs doing and not try to overcharge you at every point. Nissan charge about $70 to replace the Cabin Filter. I got it done locally for about $20.

  4. my experience is when getting things done at local shops the quality of the parts (and work) can be poor. In my case, I needed my brake rotors replaced after an inspection at a local shop. The rotors they used had a noticeable negative impact on my braking distance.

    1. Order competition rotors from Brakes-R-US (Lane Fife) and I use the high end Duralast pads.your car will stop, just watch the rear view mirror for the idiot following too close.

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