2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual PDF | Page 233

Service ............................................................5-3
Doing Your Own Service Work .........................5-3
Adding Equipment to the Outside of
Your Vehicle ..............................................5-4
Fuel ................................................................5-4
Gasoline Octane ............................................5-4
Gasoline Speci?cations ....................................5-5
California Fuel ...............................................5-5
Additives .......................................................5-5
Fuels in Foreign Countries ...............................5-6
Filling Your Tank ............................................5-6
Filling a Portable Fuel Container .......................5-9
Checking Things Under the Hood ....................5-10
Hood Release ..............................................5-10
Engine Compartment Overview .......................5-12
Engine Oil ...................................................5-13
Engine Oil Life System ..................................5-17
Supercharger Oil ..........................................5-18
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ................................5-19
Automatic Transaxle Fluid ..............................5-22
Engine Coolant .............................................5-24
Radiator Pressure Cap ..................................5-26
Engine Overheating .......................................5-26
Cooling System ............................................5-28
Power Steering Fluid .....................................5-34
Windshield Washer Fluid ................................5-35
Brakes ........................................................5-37
Battery ........................................................5-40
Jump Starting ...............................................5-41
Headlamp Aiming ...........................................5-45
Bulb Replacement ..........................................5-47
Halogen Bulbs ..............................................5-47
Headlamps ..................................................5-47
Front Turn Signal Lamps ...............................5-50
Rear Turn Signal, Stoplamps and
Back-Up Lamps ........................................5-50
Rear Quarter Panel Turn Signal
and Stoplamps ..........................................5-54
Replacement Bulbs .......................................5-56
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ..............5-57
Tires ..............................................................5-58
Tire Sidewall Labelling ...................................5-59
Tire Terminology and De?nitions .....................5-61
In?ation - Tire Pressure .................................5-64
Check Tire Pressure System ..........................5-65
Tire Inspection and Rotation ...........................5-67
When It Is Time for New Tires .......................5-68
Buying New Tires .........................................5-68
Uniform Tire Quality Grading ..........................5-69
Section 5 Service and Appearance Care
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Summary of Content

Service ............................................................5-3Doing Your Own Service Work .........................5-3Adding Equipment to the Outside ofYour Vehicle ..............................................5-4Fuel ................................................................5-4Gasoline Octane ............................................5-4Gasoline Specications ....................................5-5California Fuel ...............................................5-5Additives .......................................................5-5Fuels in Foreign Countries ...............................5-6Filling Your Tank ............................................5-6Filling a Portable Fuel Container .......................5-9Checking Things Under the Hood ....................5-10Hood Release ..............................................5-10Engine Compartment Overview .......................5-12Engine Oil ...................................................5-13Engine Oil Life System ..................................5-17Supercharger Oil ..........................................5-18Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ................................5-19Automatic Transaxle Fluid ..............................5-22Engine Coolant .............................................5-24Radiator Pressure Cap ..................................5-26Engine Overheating .......................................5-26Cooling System ............................................5-28Power Steering Fluid .....................................5-34Windshield Washer Fluid ................................5-35Brakes ........................................................5-37Battery ........................................................5-40Jump Starting ...............................................5-41Headlamp Aiming ...........................................5-45Bulb Replacement ..........................................5-47Halogen Bulbs ..............................................5-47Headlamps ..................................................5-47Front Turn Signal Lamps ...............................5-50Rear Turn Signal, Stoplamps andBack-Up Lamps ........................................5-50Rear Quarter Panel Turn Signaland Stoplamps ..........................................5-54Replacement Bulbs .......................................5-56Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ..............5-57Tires ..............................................................5-58Tire Sidewall Labelling ...................................5-59Tire Terminology and Denitions .....................5-61Ination - Tire Pressure .................................5-64Check Tire Pressure System ..........................5-65Tire Inspection and Rotation ...........................5-67When It Is Time for New Tires .......................5-68Buying New Tires .........................................5-68Uniform Tire Quality Grading ..........................5-69Section 5 Service and Appearance Care5-1