Transmission Services for 1987 Buick Riviera

Take Time for Your Buick Riviera Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1987 Riviera, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What Does Your Buick Riviera Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1987 Buick Riviera transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under 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 1987 Rivieras

Buick recommends having your Riviera's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, Buick recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1987 Buick Rivieras at certain intervals with Buick-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1987 Riviera up to Buick-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Riviera’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Buick running for miles and miles.

Buick Riviera Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for Buick Riviera transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1987 Buick Riviera Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your Buick's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Buick Riviera? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. 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.
  • When should I have my Riviera's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Buick Riviera’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can transmission fluid leak from my Buick Riviera? Yes, your Buick Riviera can develop a transmission fluid leak. As your Riviera ages, parts of the transmission system might wear out or break down, leading to a leak and possible transmission issues. Common causes of transmission fluid leaks include worn seals, a damaged transmission housing, a loose or cracked transmission pan, an overfilled transmission, or faulty transmission lines.
  • Who can fix my  Buick Riviera transmission leak? Look to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for Riviera transmission system diagnostics and repairs. Schedule an appointment online today.
  • Can I drive my Buick Riviera with a transmission fluid leak? Driving your Riviera with a transmission fluid leak is highly discouraged. Transmission fluid is vital to the smooth operation of your transmission system, and a leak can put the entire system at risk. A transmission fluid leak may lead to decreased performance, overheating, and possibly even transmission failure.