1999 Buick Riviera Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1999 Riviera

Help your 1999 Riviera engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!

1999 Buick Riviera Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1999 Buick Riviera? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1999 Buick Riviera Oil Changes

Need more info about 1999 Buick Riviera oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Your 1999 Riviera’s oil should be changed according to Buick’s recommended oil change 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 engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Buick recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Buick Riviera. Buick has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1999 Riviera. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your Riviera’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Riviera by considering your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Buicks

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Riviera deserves the best. Consult Buick's recommendations to select the right  1999 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 proven winners. For example, 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. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Buick's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1999 Buick Riviera.

Where Can I Get a Buick Riviera Oil Change

When it's time for a 1999 Buick Riviera oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Buick vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Buick Riviera oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Riviera’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1999 Buick Riviera

  • What can low oil do to my Buick Riviera engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Buick Riviera engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • 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. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Buick exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.