1988 Buick Riviera Scheduled Maintenance

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Maintenance for Your 1988 Buick Riviera

How often should I service my 1988 Buick Riviera?

Here’s Why 1988 Buick Riviera Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Buick Riviera to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Riviera has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Riviera, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Riviera perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1988 Buick Riviera problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Buick Riviera Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1988 Buick Riviera and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Riviera's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1988 Buick Riviera be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Buick Riviera battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Riviera) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Buick Riviera could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1988 Buick Riviera's engine run smoother. See Buick's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 Riviera in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Buick Riviera.

Routine upkeep for your Buick Riviera suspension and steering 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, perform Buick Riviera suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Buick Riviera's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Buick Riviera maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Buick Riviera cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Buick Riviera? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 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.

1988 Buick Riviera Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 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? You know your Buick Riviera better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Buick Riviera need high mileage oil? 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!
  •  Why are my Buick dashboard lights on? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Buick Riviera to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.