1985 Buick Riviera Maintenance Schedule

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Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1985 Buick Riviera

How often should I service my 1985 Buick Riviera?

Your Guide to 1985 Buick Riviera Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Buick Riviera to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Riviera could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Riviera maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1985 Buick Riviera!

Buick knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Riviera's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1985 Buick Riviera problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Buick Riviera

Bring your 1985 Buick Riviera 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Riviera’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1985 Buick Riviera? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Buick Riviera battery. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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 Riviera 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 1985 Buick Riviera engine. See Buick's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1985 Riviera in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1985 Buick Riviera.

Maintaining your Buick Riviera steering and suspension system 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, provide the appropriate Buick Riviera steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Buick Riviera's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Buick Riviera maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Buick Riviera engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Buick Riviera radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1985 Buick Riviera maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1985 Buick Riviera? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Buick Riviera. Get answers to common Buick Riviera maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Buick Riviera? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1985 Riviera is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Buick Riviera? If your Buick Riviera 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!
  • Can Buick dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Buick Riviera in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.