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2015 Nissan Murano: Splitting the Difference Between Service Intervals

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 15, 2015

2015 Nissan Murano

The first service for our 2015 Nissan Murano, you might remember, wasn't exactly cheap at around $92. So we were prepared to spend another Benjamin when it came time for the next scheduled service at 10,000 miles. But the Murano proved a popular car during the summer, someone always asking if they could "just borrow it for a weekend or a short road-trip."

Before we knew it, we were overdue for a 10K service.

With 13,000 miles on the odometer, we split the difference between service intervals and took the Murano to Imperio Nissan in Irvine for its 15K service. Like the 5K and 10K intervals, the 15K service calls for an oil-and-filter change and tire rotation, while adding a cabin air filter replacement.

Other maintenance items included a new engine air filter, brake cleaning and pad inspection (8.5 mm remaining front, 6 mm remaining rear), belt check, and squirts of lube for locks and hinges. Imperio's 15K service package also included BG fuel injector treatment, parts wash, and a battery service. That raised our eyebrows a bit, but cost us nothing at the end of the day after factoring in a $32 parts and service discount.

We dropped off the Murano at 1:30 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, had lunch nearby, and picked it up an hour later. Our service manager Mark was helpful and communicative and we left with a favorable impression of the dealership and its service. We'll use Imperio again if the need arises, like when we finally persuade the boss to buy a GT-R.

Cost Breakdown:

15K Service:


(6) quarts 5W-30:
washer/drain plug:


oil filter:
BG injector cleaner:


BG parts wash:
battery cleaning kit:
cabin air filter:
engine air filter:


sales tax:



Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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