1986 Buick Riviera Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Schedule Your Buick Riviera Tune-Up Service Appointment

Keep your Riviera running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.

Tune Into Your Buick Riviera

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1986 Buick Riviera in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Riviera’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you follow the guidelines specified by Buick for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your Riviera’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Buick Riviera

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Buick Riviera engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your Riviera's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your Riviera's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Riviera can determine what kind of service it needs. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Buick Riviera

If you’re looking for 1986 Riviera engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Buick's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1986 Buick Rivieras

  • Will it hurt my Buick Riviera to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Buick’s recommendations.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Buick Riviera mean? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Buick Riviera engine? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Maintenance for Your 1986 Buick Riviera

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Buick Riviera so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

Repairs on Your 1986 Buick Riviera

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a repair on your Buick Riviera, we’re here to help. Check out more info below about 1986 Buick Riviera repairs.