Transmission Services for 1996 Buick Riviera

Take Time for Your Buick Riviera Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1996 Riviera’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. Buick Riviera transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Buick Riviera transmission problems linger and you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Riviera at all.

Buick Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Rivieras

According to Buick, your Riviera’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Buick recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 Buick Rivieras at certain intervals with Buick-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1996 Riviera services and perform them according to Buick-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your Riviera’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Buick Riviera Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Buick Riviera transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Riviera's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 Buick Riviera Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Buick's brakes? 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 a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Riviera’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Riviera's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 Riviera’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Buick's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.