1997 Buick Century Scheduled Maintenance

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1997 Buick Century Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Buick Century? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1997 Buick Century

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1997 Buick Century?

Your Guide to 1997 Buick Century Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Buick Century, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Century could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Century, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1997 Buick Century!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Buick, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Century running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1997 Buick Century problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Buick Century Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1997 Buick Century to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Century. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1997 Buick Century. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Century may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Buick Century battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Buick Century could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1997 Buick Century engine. To learn how often Buick recommends you have the oil changed in your 1997 Century, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1997 Buick Century? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Buick Century can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Buick Century suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Buick Century's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Buick Century services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Buick Century’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Buick Century radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1997 Buick Century maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1997 Buick Century Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 Buick Century. Get answers to common Buick Century maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Buick Century alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1997 Century is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Buick Century to high mileage oil? If your Buick Century has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Buick dashboard lights on? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Buick Century, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light