1986 Buick Riviera Oil Change Service

Get an Oil Change for Your Buick Riviera

Help your 1986 Riviera engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

How Often to Change 1986 Buick Riviera Oil

Need more info about 1986 Buick Riviera oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1986 Riviera’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Buick-recommended oil change intervals, your Riviera may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Buick if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Buick Riviera. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Buick Riviera Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Buick Riviera motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1986 Riviera. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Riviera's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Riviera by considering your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Riviera engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver 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 1986 Buick Riviera.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Buick Riviera

The next time your Buick Riviera needs an oil change, you know where to turn. 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 1986 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.

1986 Buick Riviera Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Buick Riviera? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. 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 Riviera oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Buick Riviera exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.