1985 Buick Riviera Transmission Service & Repairs

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

Why is Your 1985 Riviera’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 1985 Buick Riviera 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 ignore Buick Riviera transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Riviera’s not even driveable.

Buick Transmission Recommendations for 1985 Rivieras

Buick recommends having your Riviera's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, your Riviera differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Buick-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  Buick Riviera transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Buick Riviera Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Buick Riviera transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Riviera's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 Buick Riviera Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my 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. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Buick Riviera? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Riviera’s towing capacity. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my Riviera's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 Riviera’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.