When you're the proud owner of a Nissan Altima, it should reliably keep you driving for years on the streets of St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon and Saint Peters. Nissan has built a reputation for long lasting vehicles, and the 2018 Nissan Altima doesn't disappoint. Like all things, however, it will eventually wear down. Are you doing everything necessary to slow that wear and tear?

One of the best ways to increase a car's longevity is preventative maintenance. Some people may see it as a waste of money, but addressing small problems sooner means you won't have to deal with bigger problems later. At St. Charles Nissan, we want you to keep your Altima on the road for as long as possible, so keep it in good shape with our Nissan Altima maintenance schedule.

7,500 Miles

For your first service, you should've had the Altima for around 6 months already. All you really need to worry about is getting your oil and oil filter changed. Oil is the lifeblood of your car, so it's imperative that you take care of it. You can get your tires rotated at this point too, if you like. Make sure you get your brake pads checked as well. They're probably fine at this point, but they can wear faster if you frequently have heavy loads inside your car. This service, like all the following ones, need to be repeated in regular intervals. Every additional service is built off this initial one.

15,000 Miles

After about a year, you should have around 15,000 miles on your Altima. Go ahead and get your engine and cabin air filters replaced as well as your brake pads. Get your tires rotated if you haven't already, and don't forget that oil change again.

30,000 Miles

Don't worry about getting your tires rotated at this service. Instead, just replace them altogether. Two years is enough time for most tires to wear down. You should also start replacing some of your fluids like the brake fluid, engine coolant and transmission fluid. While you're there, get your fuel filter replaced as well. If you haven't already, replace the brake pads too.

60,000 Miles

For this service, you're going to need to flush and replace some more fluids. Your automatic transmission fluid and engine coolant need to be replaced again in addition to your differential fluid. Go ahead and get your spark plugs replaced and have a new timing belt and drive belt installed.

105,000 Miles

This service is a big one, so be prepared. In addition to everything you've done thus far, you're going to need to start replace your hoses as well. Don't just flush and replace the engine coolant. Get the entire hose replaced. Also replace your shock absorbers as they're significantly worn by now. Finally, you'll need to replace your engine mount. This is a hefty service, but it's necessary to prolong the lifespan of your Altima and increase its resale value.

Service Center at St. Charles Nissan

If you're looking for highly trained and experienced technicians to take care of every service on your Nissan Altima maintenance schedule, head to the service center at St. Charles Nissan. Our team has been helping our local St. Charles, St. Louis, O'Fallon and Saint Peters drivers for years and would love to help you keep your Altima on the road for as long as possible. Visit us or call (888) 373-1351 to schedule your service appointment today!