Buick Archives - Brake & Front End
Buick Encore Alignment Service

Alignments are key to the health of the tires and some of the advanced safety systems.

Tech Tip: GM Stud Shearing Problems

Anchor transmission mount #2897 also fits 2000-2005 Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile vehicles with the 3.8L engine.

Brake Job: 2015-Current Chevy Trax, Buick Encore

The Chevy Trax and Buick Encore are considered sub-compact crossovers based on a car platform. The platform GM chose was the Gamma platform used for the Aveo and Sonic.

Alignment Specs: 2011-2017 Buick Regal

If you get a Regal in your alignment bay, you could be dealing with several new technologies at once. Options and packages on the Regal can be difficult to define by the badging on the trunk. Visual confirmation may be needed and you may also need to look up RPO codes. During the production run, there were models with Brembo brakes, all-wheel-drive and even advanced driver assistance safety systems (ADAS).

Brake Service: 2008-2017 Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia And Buick Enclave

The 2008-2017 Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave represent a large portion of GM. These vehicles can be front- or all-wheel drive. All models have the same rear disc brake setup with the parking brake in the hat of the rotor. All Lambda platform vehicles incorporate Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) ABS and Stabilitrak electronic stability control.

Alignment Specs: Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Impala And Pontiac Grand Prix

The 2004-’13 GM W-Platform represents the evolution of the GM mid/full-sized front-wheel-drive car. The W-Platform includes best sellers like the 2004-’13 Chevy Impala, 2006-’07 Chevy Monte Carlo, 2004-’08 Pontiac Grand Prix and 2005-’09 Buick LaCrosse. These are “bread and butter” vehicles for every shop. This generation of vehicles is solid and easy to work on. Gone are the quirks of previous generations.

Buick Regal (2011-2016) Brake Pad And Rotor Replacement

The fifth-generation Buick Regal might seem like an easy car to repair on the surface when the pads need replacement, but if you assume that this is just another Buick, you could quickly find yourself in trouble.

Arnott Introduces New Rear Air Shock For The 2006-’11 Cadillac DTS And Buick Lucerne With Sport Suspension

Arnott Air Shock AS-2950 converts the vehicle’s electronic shocks to a dependable passive air shock system and keeps the rear air leveling system completely operational.

Saturn: Hesitation Between 35-50 mph

Condition Some customers may comment on a flat spot or hesitation between 35-50 mph (56-80 km/h) speed range. Cause The existing transmission calibration is programmed to maximize fuel economy and requires a greater throttle input than some customers would prefer to provide acceleration in this speed range. Correction A new calibration is available. This new calibration increases

Saturn Outlook hestitation at high mph