1996 Buick Riviera Oil Change

Get Your Buick Riviera Oil Changed

Help your 1996 Riviera engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1996 Buick Riviera Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Buick Riviera? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1996 Buick Riviera Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Buick Riviera’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Buick recommends changing your 1996 Riviera’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Riviera in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Riviera may need its oil changed ASAP 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Buick if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Type of Oil Does My Buick Riviera Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1996 Buick Riviera motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Buick has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1996 Buick Riviera vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Riviera's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Buick? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Buick's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1996 Buick Riviera.

Where Can I Get a Buick Riviera Oil Change

The next time your Buick Riviera needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Riviera’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Buick Riviera oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Riviera today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

1996 Buick Riviera Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Riviera engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Buick Riviera engine failure. 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 your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Buick Riviera spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.