Oil change

Asked by Jan 23, 2017 at 09:45 PM about the 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I mistakenly had a regular oil change
and my handbook says to use
synthetic; should I have it flushed and
get an oils change with synthetic?  
Have I damaged it? It's a 2013 Nissan
Altima

5 Answers

189,765

No, but I would get it changed back to synthetic as soon as possible, once you start using synth you should never go back to convential as oil leaks can start showing up. And I believe that this car recommends synth normally. So change the oil back to synth and the filter, I would worry about flushing the engine, sometimes that can do more damage than good.

3 people found this helpful.
139,575

(wouldn't worry about flushing the engine) is what tennisshoes is saying...

2 people found this helpful.
103,415

I would just get it changed at the next scheduled maintenance interval. Nothing to worry about. You can go back and forth between regular and synthetic oil without issue.

5 people found this helpful.
280

I have a 2016 miss a Altima 2.4, what kind of oil and what weight

28 people found this helpful.
70

Does my 210 Nissan Altima use regular oil?

7 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 1,486 nationwide Altima listings starting at $1,995.

Postal Code:

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    3,240
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,860
  • #3
    Robert Lavallee
    Reputation
    1,280
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
16 Great Deals out of 370 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
44 Great Deals out of 1,876 listings starting at $590
Used Toyota Camry
56 Great Deals out of 1,525 listings starting at $1,550
Used Honda Civic
171 Great Deals out of 6,251 listings starting at $1,557
Used Nissan Sentra
98 Great Deals out of 2,040 listings starting at $2,250
Used Chevrolet Malibu
51 Great Deals out of 2,391 listings starting at $2,799
Used Toyota Corolla
132 Great Deals out of 6,824 listings starting at $1,845
Used Hyundai Sonata
57 Great Deals out of 1,550 listings starting at $2,495
Used Kia Optima
34 Great Deals out of 875 listings starting at $5,490
Used Dodge Charger
59 Great Deals out of 868 listings starting at $3,944
Used Ford Fusion
39 Great Deals out of 1,515 listings starting at $2,999
Used Nissan Rogue
131 Great Deals out of 5,750 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
28 Great Deals out of 787 listings starting at $2,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
135 Great Deals out of 5,341 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 3 Series
169 Great Deals out of 2,561 listings starting at $2,729

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL For Sale
5 listings starting at $22,995
2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL For Sale
9 listings starting at $14,999
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 19 listings starting at $13,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.