1998 Buick Century Owner's Manual

1998 Buick Century owners manual
Year:
1998
Make:
Buick
Model:
Century
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
19.35 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
3
Seats and Restraint Systems
9
Seats and Seat Controls
10
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
13
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Driver Position
19
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Air Bag System
27
Center Passenger Position
34
Rear Seat Passengers
36
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
39
Children
42
Built-in Child Restraint
45
Child Restraints
60
Larger Children
73
Safety Belt Extender
76
Checking Your Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
76
Features and Controls
77
Keys
78
Door Locks
80
Remote Keyless Entry
85
Trunk
90
Theft
91
PASS-Key II
92
New Vehicle \Break-In\
93
Ignition Positions
93
Starting Your Engine
95
Engine Coolant Heater
96
Automatic Transaxle Operation
98
Parking Brake
102
Shifting Into PARK (P)
103
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
105
Parking Over Things That Burn
106
Engine Exhaust
106
Running Your Engine While You’re Parked
107
Windows
108
Horn
108
TILT-WHEEL Adjustable Steering Column
109
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
109
Exterior Lamps
116
Interior Lamps
119
Mirrors
121
Storage Compartments
123
Sun Visors
125
Auxiliary Power Connection
125
Astroroof
125
Cellular Phone Readiness Package
126
OnStar System
126
Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
127
Instrument Panel Cluster
128
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
129
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
143
Comfort Controls
144
Manual Single Zone Climate Control
144
Dual ComforTemp Climate Control
146
Dual Automatic ComforTemp Climate Control
149
Ventilation System
152
Rear Window Defogger
153
Audio Systems
154
Setting the Clock
154
AM-FM Stereo
154
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
156
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control
159
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control
163
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control
167
Theft-Deterrent Feature
172
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
174
Understanding Radio Reception
175
Tips About Your Audio System
175
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
176
Care of Your Compact Discs
177
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
177
Fixed Mast Antenna
177
Backglass Antenna
178
Your Driving and the Road
183
Defensive Driving
184
Drunken Driving
185
Control of a Vehicle
188
Braking
188
Steering
191
Off-Road Recovery
193
Passing
194
Loss of Control
195
Driving at Night
196
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
198
City Driving
201
Freeway Driving
202
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
203
Highway Hypnosis
204
Hill and Mountain Roads
204
Winter Driving
206
Loading Your Vehicle
210
Towing a Trailer
212
Problems on the Road
221
Hazard Warning Flashers
222
Jump Starting
223
Towing Your Vehicle
228
Engine Overheating
235
Cooling System
238
If a Tire Goes Flat
245
Changing a Flat Tire
246
Compact Spare Tire
257
If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
258
Service and Appearance Care
261
Service
262
Fuel
263
Fuels in Foreign Countries
265
Filling Your Tank
265
Checking Things Under the Hood
267
Engine Oil
270
Air Cleaner
275
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
277
Engine Coolant
280
Power Steering Fluid
284
Windshield Washer Fluid
285
Brakes
286
Battery
289
Bulb Replacement
290
Tires
298
Appearance Care
306
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
307
Cleaning the Built-in Child Restraint
309
Care of Safety Belts and Built-in Child Restraint Harness
309
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
310
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
310
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
311
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
312
Cleaning Tires
312
Appearance Care Materials Chart
314
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
315
Service Parts Identification Label
315
Electrical System
315
Replacement Bulbs
321
Capacities and Specifications
321
Vehicle Dimensions
322
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
322
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
322
Maintenance Schedule
323
Introduction
324
Your Vehicle and the Environment
324
At Each Fuel Fill
335
At Least Once a Month
335
At Least Twice a Year
336
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
339
Exhaust System Inspection
339
Engine Cooling System Inspection
339
Throttle System Inspection
339
Brake System Inspection
339
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
340
Part E: Maintenance Record
341
Customer Assistance Information
347
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
348
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
350
Roadside Assistance
351
Canadian Roadside Assistance
351
Courtesy Transportation
352
GM Participation in an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
353
Warranty Information
354
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
354
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
355
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
355
Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
355
Index
359

FAQ about the 1998 Buick Century Manual

What contains the 1998 Century manual?

The Buick Century owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Century. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Century 1998 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Buick Century, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Century owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 1998 Buick Century Owners Manual?

The Buick Century owner manual for the 1998 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Century year 1998 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 1998 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Buick Century (1998) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 1998 is available in English.

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