1990 Buick Riviera Transmission Service

Show Your Buick Riviera’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Riviera today.

What Does Your Buick Riviera Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1990 Buick Riviera transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Buick Riviera transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Riviera’s not even driveable.

Buick Transmission Recommendations for 1990 Rivieras

According to Buick, your Riviera’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your Riviera should be exchanged regularly with Buick-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1990  Buick Riviera transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your Buick running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Buick Riviera Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Buick Riviera transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Riviera’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1990 Buick Riviera’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Buick? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. 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 volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. Defying your Riviera towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Riviera is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my Riviera transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your Buick Riviera transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Buick, so check with your technician first. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to 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.
  • Where can I get my  Buick Riviera transmission fixed? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair Riviera transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I drive my Buick Riviera with a transmission fluid leak? You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Riviera to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.