1988 Buick Riviera Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Schedule Your Buick Riviera Tune-Up Service Appointment

If your Riviera is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.

Tune-Ups to Help Your Buick Riviera Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, now is the time to work on that habit, particularly if you want to keep your 1988 Buick Riviera in tip-top shape. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your Riviera. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. 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.

Engine Tune-Up for 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. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Riviera. 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. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your Riviera: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Buick Riviera Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1988 Riviera engine tune-up. Follow Buick's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

1988 Buick Riviera Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • 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. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • 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? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

1988 Buick Riviera Maintenance

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Buick Riviera to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repairs on Your 1988 Buick Riviera

Your Buick Riviera runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1988 Buick Riviera repairs below.