How do you open a Buick Park Avenue hood?

I want to change my oil on my Buick Park Avenue, but I can’t figure out how to open the hood. How can I open a 1989 Buick Park Avenue hood?

Melanie Mergen · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Opening hoods can be tricky, especially on older cars. To open your Buick Park Avenue’s hood, you’ll have to find two hood release levers.
On a 1989
Buick Park Avenue
, the first hood release lever should be to the left of your steering wheel, toward the floor, and near your driver side door. It should be near the emergency brake. The hood release lever should have an image of a car with its hood raised on it.
The second hood release lever will be on the front of your car near the center.
Once you’ve released both levers, you should be able to open up your Buick Park Avenue hood.
When it comes to opening the actual hood, the 1989
Park Avenue has a unique way of opening! As you lift the hood near the headlights, you’ll need to pull it up and toward you, and then the hood will actually lift and open on the end that’s near the windshield.
It’s also worth knowing that as cars get older, ensure the hood release mechanisms are well-lubricated and free of rust to keep them operating smoothly. If your Buick Park Avenue hood is stuck, you might want to seek out the help of a mechanic to avoid damaging something.
That’s all there is to it! As you continue
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