Car turned 250,000 miles today. And had to thank the car and treat it well.
Oil change with a mixture of my leftover oils and a larger filter. 2.5 quarts of 10w30 and 2 quarts of 0W20. And I used a 2012 Infiniti QX56 filter, instead of the small 2008 Nissan Maxima filter.
Took a sample of the used oil to send to Blackstone. The oil was run for 10,000 miles. I had to put 2 quarts of make up oil during this run. Make up oil was 1 quart 5w30 Valvoline HM and 1 quart Valvoline 0W20 HM. Let us see what the report from Blackstone says in about 3 to 4 weeks.
Took car immediately to Discount Tire to install my 4 brand new Federal FD2 Formosa tires 255/40/19, that I had ordered more than a week ago off ebay to replace the current bald tires. The bald tires had a thread warranty for 40,000 miles when I got them brand new. The tires gave me 55,000 miles before getting bald. These new tires now are also rated for 40,000 miles. I hope I squeeze atleast 50,000 miles out of them too, which means my Maxima will have 300,000 miles by then. I hope it happens before my Maxima dies for good.
Still looking good! 250,000 miles on odometer. Fresh oil change. 4 new shiny shoes on! I have never had any accidents with this car and nobody has ever hit this my car. Car still looks good and if I just say, it has been a pretty reliable car!
Took the car home and treated it to a CVT transmission fluid change with Castrol CVT fluid that I had bought about 3 months ago on a great special at AutoZone. Transmission shifts like butter! 250,000 miles and the CVT acts like it is ready for atleast 100,000 more miles. Let us hope it gives me atleast 50,000 more miles first and get me to 300,000 on odometer!
Getting its fresh dose of new Castrol CVT fluid.
Car is set now! Just waiting for its next road trip!