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Asked by Bill Sinclair

WE HAVE two Nissan Maximas, a 1996 3.0G and a 2000 TI. Both are running really well and I am very happy with their performance. But though I have them serviced regularly, the dealer doesn't service the automatic transmissions. A friend said he had been told having the transmission flushed and new oil added can add significantly to the life of the transmission. As both have more than 100,000km on them, is it worth having this done?

Answered by CarsGuide

29 Mar 2007 Graham Smith

NISSAN specialist Jerry Newman says that, though Nissan doesn't include a transmission service in its service schedule, he would recommend having it done at about the mileage of your cars. The Maxima doesn't use synthetic transmission oil, so it's not a long-life oil, and oils do become contaminated with use over time.

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