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Low Cost of Nissan Repairs & Maintenance

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Nissan tends to be a medium to low cost car brand. On average owners of Nissans pay around $500 per year in maintenance and repair costs. It is important to mention that these are maintenance costs and not costs of repairs. After the dealership warranty runs out on your Nissan vehicle, a simple repair can cost you up to several thousand dollars.

You can avoid paying these costs out of pocket by utilizing an after market or extended vehicle service contract like those offered by Protect My Car. More information on this is offered below if that is something that interests you.

Nissan Yearly Cost In 2021

If you are thinking about purchasing a Nissan vehicle, you likely want to know how much this vehicle will cost you to maintain on a yearly basis. This is a valid question for owners of Nissan vehicles and perspective buyers and leasers alike. Knowing the cost before you buy is a smart way to keep yourself from getting in over your head with financial costs.

The average cost on all Nissan vehicles per year is $504. This number includes scheduled maintenance and unexpected repairs after mechanical failures. This is over $150 below the average cost of maintenance of all vehicles.

Nissan is a highly reliable vehicle which factors into the relatively low average cost of maintenance. Keep in mind that SUV’s and trucks will be more expensive to maintain than sedans. So if you own a Nissan Altima, your average maintenance cost will be lower than those who own a Nissan Rogue.

Nissan Statistics

Average Annual Maintenance Costs Ranged From $432 $652

Average Years Between Repairs (Other Than Routine Maintenance): 3 Years

Out Of Those Repairs Every 3 Years There Is A 14% Chance That These Repairs Are Severe (Exceeding $1500). 

RepairPals Ratings

Nissan recently earned 4.0 out of 5.0 stars in the Reliability Ratings provided by RepairPal.com, this means it performed above average to the other 30 car brands that were compared. Which is ultimately why the cost of maintenance is so low, because they are reliable cars that break down infrequently.

Nissan Scheduled Services

The main thing that will decide how much you pay yearly for your vehicle is scheduled maintenance, assuming that you keep up with that and you should. The recommended maintenance for each car will vary from brand to brand and from models within the brands. Nissan is no different here, though many of these items will follow the same mileage marks and timeframes.

Below, we’ve compiled the suggested dealer maintenance schedule for a 2015 Nissan Altima to give you an idea of what the lifetime maintenance will look like on one of these vehicles.

Lifetime Maintenance Schedule For A 2015 Nissan Altima

Here is a look at how the maintenance costs add up to an average of $500 per year. As the vehicle ages, it needs more frequent maintenance, and it breaks more. The recommended maintenance for a 2015 Altima’s lifespan is as follows:

3,750 miles/3 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

7,500 miles/6 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

11,250 miles/9 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

15,000 miles/12 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

18,750 miles/15 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

22,500 miles/18 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

26,250 miles/21 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

30,000 miles/24 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines/connections
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

33,750 miles/27 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

37,500 miles/30 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

41,250 miles/33 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

45,000 miles/36 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

48,750 miles/39 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

52,500 miles/42 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

56,250 miles or 45 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

60,000 miles/48 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines/connections
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

63,750 miles/51 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

67,500 miles/52 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

71,250 miles/57 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

75,000 miles/60 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

78,750 miles/63 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

82,500 miles/66 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

86,250 miles/69 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

90,000 miles/72 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines/connections
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

93,750 miles/75 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

97,500 miles/78 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

101,250 miles/81 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

105,000 miles/84 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine coolant
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints

108,750 miles/87 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

112,500 miles/90 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

116,250 miles/93 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

120,000 miles/96 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines/connections
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

123,750 miles/99 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

127,500 miles/102 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

131,250 miles/105 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

135,000 miles/108 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

138,750 miles/111 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

142,500 miles/114 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

146,250 miles/117 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

150,000 miles/120 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

153,700 miles/123 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

157,500 miles/126 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

161,250 miles/129 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

165,000 miles/132 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints

168,750 miles/135 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

172,500 miles/138 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

176,250 miles/141 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

180,000 miles/144 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace engine coolant
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines/connections
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

183,750 miles/147 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

187,500 miles/150 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

191,250 miles/153 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

195,000 miles/156 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

198,750 miles/159 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

202,500 miles/162 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

206,250 miles/165 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

225,000 miles/168 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines/connections
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

228,750 miles/171 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

232,500 miles/174 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

236,250 miles/177 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter

240,000 miles/180 months

  • Replace engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Replace in-cabin microfilter
  • Inspect CVT fluid
  • Inspect axle & suspension parts
  • Inspect brake lines and cables
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
  • Inspect drive shaft boots
  • Inspect engine drive belts
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect front suspension ball joints
  • Inspect fuel lines/connections
  • Inspect fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
  • Inspect steering gear and linkage
  • Inspect steering linkage ball joints

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