1989 Buick Riviera Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1989 Riviera

Give your Riviera’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.

How Often to Get 1989 Buick Riviera Oil Changes

Need more info about 1989 Buick Riviera oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about motor oil, too. 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.”

Your 1989 Riviera’s oil should be changed according to Buick’s recommended oil change 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 knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Buick recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1989 Buick Riviera?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1989 Buick Riviera motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Buick has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1989 Riviera. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, 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 essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Buick? We carry the best because your Riviera deserves 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1989 Buick Riviera, refer to Buick's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Buick Riviera Oil Change

When it's time for a 1989 Buick Riviera oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Buick Rivieras. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Buick Riviera oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Riviera's engine. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1989 Buick Riviera

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Buick Riviera? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Buick Riviera engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Buick Riviera oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Buick Riviera spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.