Oil Changes for 1983 Buick Riviera

Get Your Buick Riviera Oil Changed

Help your 1983 Buick Riviera run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Get 1983 Buick Riviera Oil Changes

Need more info about 1983 Buick Riviera oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Buick recommends changing your 1983 Riviera’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Riviera may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Buick recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Buick Riviera. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1983 Buick Riviera?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1983 Buick Riviera motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1983 Buick Riviera vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Riviera’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Buick? We carry the best because your Riviera deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Buick Riviera oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Buick's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1983 Buick Riviera.

Where to Go for 1983 Buick Riviera Oil Change

When the time for your Riviera’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Riviera’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1983 Buick Rivieras. Let the experts take care of your Riviera’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1983 Buick Riviera Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Buick Riviera motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Buick Riviera engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Buick oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Buick exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.