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which maintenance schedule do you follow

  • schedule 1 or premium (3750 miles)

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which maintenance schedule are you on? After choosing tell me what oil you are running and which filter. I drive almost 3k miles a month. I can't be doing an oil change every month or so. I want to step up to the 7500 intervals. But is nissan saying do this with regular dino oil or with synthetic? My plan is to change it after 7500 and get the oil tested to see how she is doing. Just curious what you people do.

Here are the schedules if you didn't already know
Schedule Options

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Every 3,750 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. This is a Nissan-recommended option that was developed for owners who want the ultimate in preventative maintenance. With this schedule, more maintenance items are regularly checked or replaced than with the other schedules. Premium Maintenance provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your Nissan has been maintained at the highest level.

Schedule 1
Every 3,750 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. This schedule offers the same service intervals as Premium Maintenance; however, with this schedule fewer maintenance items are regularly checked or replaced.

Schedule 2
Every 7,500 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. This schedule offers the least frequent service intervals, with even fewer maintenance items regularly checked or replaced.
My oil change was done at the dealer where they used Nissan filter and I believe they use valvaline oil.
 

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full synthetic :p but if its just oil change do it your self or by someone else because nissan charge arm and a leg... get their 100 point inspection sheet and do the inspection your self lol its easy ^_^ i dont know if you want that $120 tag on a premium oil change...
 

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I'm worried about the warranty. That is why I'm debating doing oil changes myself or not. I definately fall into the schedule 2 maintenance. I run walmart synthetic and walmart filters in my other car.

I was just curious what everyone elses oil change intervals and products were.
 

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I only get the dealer to do my oil changes for me. Every 3000 km I go for an oil change. I don't pay them to check anything else, they charge to much.
 

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I only get the dealer to do my oil changes for me. Every 3000 km I go for an oil change. I don't pay them to check anything else, they charge to much.
I really hope your not going every 3000 km. That is like not even half the recomended interval.

They do charge alot and I don't plan on going their often. I just got my first oil change there and most likely will be the last. This is just my first brand new car. I want to keep the warranty intact.
 

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o_O you can void the warranty by doing the oil change your self???? i guess dont forget to get those coupons from nissan :p or you can purchase the oil and filter and just bring it in and pay 10 dollars for the labor
 

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I really hope your not going every 3000 km. That is like not even half the recomended interval.

They do charge alot and I don't plan on going their often. I just got my first oil change there and most likely will be the last. This is just my first brand new car. I want to keep the warranty intact.
I may have gotten it mixed up. I think its every 3 months or 6000 kms (whichever comes first). I always get it mixed up. I just follow the sticker they put on my windshield. Sorry, you are right, I wrote down the wrong number, lol.

I have been getting oil changes for free because of my extended warranty plan. I have one coupon left, after that I might take the car elsewhere for oil changes or do it myself. Most likely I'll take it to Costco, $19.95 for an oil change. Much cheaper than the dealership.
 

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just looking at the service number and they actually have an oil change special for 17.95 was suprised to see that
 

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o_O you can void the warranty by doing the oil change your self???? i guess dont forget to get those coupons from nissan :p or you can purchase the oil and filter and just bring it in and pay 10 dollars for the labor
If your engine blows while under warranty you will be required to show proof of oil changes via receipts if you didn't have them done by a dealership. When you get them done at the dealership you have to bring your maintenance book in to get stamped.

just looking at the service number and they actually have an oil change special for 17.95 was suprised to see that
More info on this please. I got a coupon but it was for a 24.99 oil change. My dealership has nissan express service and its normally 26.99 which isn't bad but still more then I want to pay. Especially considering my car only takes 3 quarts of oil.
 

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That's a good deal, wish I had a good eye spotting that.

I do the schedule 1, every 3750 miles. Just the oil change and inspection.
 

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Oh I thought it was from nissan corporate. If you sign up at nissanusa.com you will get those coupons. They are good at any nissan dealership.
 

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i was wondering why you wanted it lol I was like damn thats cheap, i might just have them do it while im there for service on saturday for that price
 

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Those oil changes are a good price, our dealership is over $50 for a simple oil change, nothing else. That is why I do not want to take it to the dealer after my free coupons are all used up. A friend bought their Versa at a dealership about 30 minutes away, and they charge $90 for the oil change. She does not take it there anymore. Such a rip off.
 

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So what brand oil are you guys running?

I have to do my second oil change and I'm switching over to the synthetic. I usually go walmart brand but since the prices have risen on that and the premium brands walmart carries have dropped it doesn't seem worth it. I mean supertech is $17 while quaker state is around $19, valvoline is $21, and Mobil1 is $22.

The recent Valvoline vs Mobil1 tests sway me in the valvoline direction. I mean it's only $4 more for the 5quart jug. I wish I could take advantage of their 300,000 mile engine warranty but they state you need to change your oil ever 3k miles for that. I can't go that short.
 

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just buy those boxes of 1 litter oil... its much cheaper :p i looked at the dealers invoice and they only charge 10 dollars for oil change labor... so instead of the dealer charging you arm and a leg for the oil just bring them the oil and the filter :p and let them do the job... you can request to watch them do the oil change behind the safety line if you are iffy about it ^_^v or you can do it your self but im too lazy to do it and the hassle of dumping the oil ^_^v
 

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oil collection is no big deal. Everywhwere takes oil back. Walmart, advanced, autozone, napa are all by me and they take it. But even better is I have a chemical recylcling plant in my hometown. They take any fluid in any container and it can even be mixed fluids. Meaning PS fluid, oil and even coolant all in same container.

I don't really mind changing the oil especially when the weathers is nice. I may bring the oil to the dealer when the snow is on the ground.

So how come no one is specifying which oil they use? I guess if your getting it done somewhere then you have no idea what is going in?
 
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