Oil Changes for 1997 Buick Riviera

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Riviera

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

When to Change 1997 Buick Riviera Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Buick Riviera’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Buick recommends changing your 1997 Riviera’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Riviera may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Buick Riviera. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1997 Buick Riviera?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1997 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 1997 Riviera. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Riviera’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Riviera by taking into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Riviera engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Buick's recommendations to select the right  1997 Riviera oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 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. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Buick's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1997 Buick Riviera.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Buick Riviera

When the time for your Riviera’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Buick vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1997 Riviera oil change costs, call 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.

1997 Buick Riviera Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Buick Riviera motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Buick Riviera engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it 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? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.