Transmission Services for 1997 Buick Riviera

Take Time for Your Buick Riviera Transmission

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.

Why is Your 1997 Riviera’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. 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. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1997 Buick Riviera transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Buick Riviera transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Riviera’s not even driveable.

Buick Transmission Recommendations for 1997 Rivieras

Your Riviera’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Buick. First off, your Riviera differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Buick-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1997 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.

Buick Riviera Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Buick Riviera transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1997 Buick Riviera Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Buick's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Buick? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your Riviera towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Riviera's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Caring for your Buick Riviera’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Buick. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.