1986 Buick Century Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your Buick Century Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 Century’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Century’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1986 Buick Century transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Buick Century transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Century isn’t working at all.

Buick Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Centurys

Your Century’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Buick. Specifically, your Century differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Buick-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1986 Century services and perform them according to Buick-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Century’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Buick Century Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Buick Century transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Century a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Buick Century Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Buick's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Buick? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. Defying your Century towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Century is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my Century's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Buick Century’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Buick's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.