Buick Scheduled Maintenance Procedures
- Rotate and Inspect tires
- Inspect Accessory drive belt
- Inspect Automatic transmission shift linkage
- Inspect Brake hoses
- Inspect Brake linings
- Inspect Brake system
- Inspect CV-joint boots & axle seals
- Inspect Coolant level and hoses
- Inspect Cooling system hoses and clamps
- Inspect EGR system
- Inspect Engine air cleaner filter
- Inspect Engine coolant and washer fluid
- Inspect Engine coolant, hoses & clamps
- Inspect Exhaust system & heat shields
- Inspect Fluid leaks
- Inspect Fuel system
- Inspect Ignition wires
- Inspect Restraint system components
- Inspect Steering linkage
- Inspect Suspension and steering components
- Inspect Suspension components
- Inspect Throttle body mount bolt torque
- Inspect Throttle linkage
- Inspect Transmission fluid
- Inspect Transmission fluid level
- Inspect Wiper blades
- Inspect/Clean Throttle body
- Inspect/Lubricate Body components
- Inspect/Lubricate Chassis & suspension
- Inspect/Lubricate Parking brake cable guides
- Replace Air filter
- Replace Cabin air filter
- Replace Coolant
- Replace Engine oil & filter
- Replace Spark plugs
Buick Maintenance Procedures - Common Additional Services
The air filter accumulates dust and debris and should be replaced to protect the engine and maximize fuel economy. For optimal engine performance and longevity, replace every 1 year or 15,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. It should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. The filter should be replaced at this time a well. This service should be performed every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Brake fluid accumulates moisture and contamination from component wear over time and unless replaced every 30,000 miles or 2 years, can cause brake system damage.
Over time the Cabin Filter(s) will accumulate dirt, pollen and debris which can leak in to the passenger compartment if left unchecked. They should be replaced every year or 15,000 miles.
Engine coolant breaks down, gets rusty and becomes contaminated with debris from component wear over time and can cause engine or cooling system damage if not replaced every 2 years or 30,0000 miles.
Differential fluid breaks down and becomes contaminated with moisture over time and can lead to differential damage from a lack of proper lubrication. It should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Drive belts crack and become glazed over time and can squeak or even break. They should be replaced every 45,000 miles.
The Fuel Filter becomes restricted as it accumulates debris from filtering the fuel which, can lead to performance problems and early fuel pump failure. It should be replaced at the mileage interval recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Spark Plug terminals wear down over time and can lead to engine misfires and increased exhaust emissions. Replace according to the vehicle manufacturers recommended replacement interval.
Buick Scheduled Maintenance Parts
Buick Scheduled Maintenance Questions and Answers
I'm getting ready to take a road trip across the country and I have to take the car in for maintenance. I've had no major problems other than an engine mount had to be replaced. I take the car in regularly for oil changes, etc. My Ex use to take care of these things for me and now I have to do this myself. Iknow the hoses were okay in May, but I live in the desert and I don't want them going out on me during the drive. BOth the heat and AC work okay, I can't see any lea...
I just bought a 1996 Buick Skylark with 47,000 miles on it and would like to locate the recommended maintenance intervals. Are they posted on the Internet? The car didn't come with an owners manual. Thank you!
I am a newly widowed woman, and just took my car to get the oil changed. The mechanic made several recommendations after this maintenance. He suggested that I needed my transmission serviced and an oil pan gasket. When I called for a price range, he quoted me $520. Am I getting ripped off?
I have a buzzing sound coming from the front of the car, only when driving. I thought it might be the brakes but I just replaced those last year so now I thinking the transmission. today the car seem to have slipped and then jumped into gear. My question; is there a required tranny maintenance for this car? The car has 78'000 miles on it. Please reply. Thanks Tim T.