Buick Encore 2016 Owner’s Manual
The 2016 Buick Encore is a small luxury crossover SUV that packs a lot of style, flexibility, and high-tech features into a small size. The Encore stands out on the road thanks to its sleek and modern design. It also has a comfy and stylish interior. The Encore can fit up to five people and has a lot of space and legroom for a small car. It has a turbocharged engine that gives it a good mix of power and gas mileage. The Encore also has a lot of high-tech features, such as a touchscreen infotainment system that works with smartphones, Bluetooth connection, and navigation that can be turned on or off. A rearview camera, blind-spot tracking, and forward collision alert give you peace of mind when you’re driving. The 2016 Buick Encore is a stylish and useful choice for people who live in cities or want a smaller luxury crossover because it is easy to drive and small.
If a floor mat is the wrong size or is not properly installed, it can interfere with the pedals. Interference with the pedals can cause unintended acceleration and/or increased stopping distance which can cause a crash and injury. Make sure the floor mat does not interfere with the pedals.
Use the following guidelines for proper floor mat usage.
- The original equipment floor mats were designed for your vehicle. If the floor mats need replacing, it is recommended that GM-certified floor mats be purchased. Non-GM floor mats may not fit properly and may interfere with the accelerator or brake pedal. Always check that the floor mats do not interfere with the pedals.
- Do not use a floor mat if the vehicle is not equipped with a floor mat retainer on the driver-side floor.
- Use the floor mat with the correct side up. Do not turn it over.
- Do not place anything on top of the driver-side floor mat.
Use only a single floor mat on the driver’s side.
Do not place one-floor mat on top of another.
The driver-side floor mat is held in place by a button-type retainer.
Removing and Replacing the Floor Mats
- Pull up on the rear of the floor mat to unlock the retainers and remove them.
- Reinstall by lining up the floor mat retainer openings over the carpet retainers and snap into position.
- Make sure the floor mat is properly secured in place. Verify the floor mat does not interfere with the pedals.
Your vehicle is an important investment. This section describes the required maintenance for the vehicle. Follow this schedule to help protect against major repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance. It may also help to maintain the value of the vehicle if it is sold. It is the responsibility of the owner to have all required maintenance performed. Your dealer has trained technicians who can perform required maintenance using genuine replacement parts. They have up-to-date tools and equipment for fast and accurate diagnostics. Many dealers have extended evening and Saturday hours, courtesy transportation, and online scheduling to assist with service needs.
Your dealer recognizes the importance of providing competitively priced maintenance and repair services. With trained technicians, the dealer is the place for routine maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations and additional maintenance items like tires, brakes, batteries, and wiper blades.
Damage caused by improper maintenance can lead to costly repairs and may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, recommended fluids, and lubricants are important to keep the vehicle in good working condition.
The Tire Rotation and Required Services are the responsibility of the vehicle owner. It is recommended to have your dealer perform these services every 12 000 km/7,500 mi.
Proper vehicle maintenance helps to keep the vehicle in good working condition, improves fuel economy, nand reduces vehicle emissions. Because of the way people use vehicles, maintenance needs vary. There may need to be more
frequent checks and services. The Additional Required Services – Normal are for vehicles that:
- Carry passengers and cargo within recommended limits on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Vehicle Load Limits 0 151.
- Are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving limits.
- Use the recommended fuel. See Fuel 0 182.
Refer to the information in the Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services – Normal chart.
The Additional Required Services – Severe are for vehicles that are:
- Mainly driven in heavy city traffic in hot weather.
- Mainly driven in hilly or mountainous terrain.
- Frequently towing a trailer.
- Used for high-speed or competitive driving.
- Used for taxi, police, or delivery service.
Refer to the information in the Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services – Severe chart.
Performing maintenance work can be dangerous and can cause serious injury. Perform maintenance work only if the required information, proper tools, and equipment are available.
If they are not, see your dealer to have a trained technician do the work. See Doing Your Own Service Work 0 189.
Buying New Tires
GM has developed and matched specific tires for the vehicle. The Original equipment tires installed were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) system rating. When replacement tires are needed, GM strongly recommends buying tires with the same TPC Spec rating. GM’s exclusive TPC Spec system considers over a dozen critical specifications that impact the overall performance of the vehicle, including brake system performance, ride and handling, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring performance. GM’s TPC Spec
number is molded onto the tire’s sidewall near the tire size. If the tires have an all-season tread design, the TPC Spec number will be followed by MS for mud and snow. See Tire Sidewall Labeling 0 223.
GM recommends replacing worn tires in complete sets of four. Uniform tread depth on all tires will help to maintain the performance of the vehicle.
Braking and handling performance may be adversely affected if all the tires are not replaced at the same time.
If proper rotation and maintenance have been done, all four tires should wear out at about the same time. See Tire Rotation 0 234. However, if it is necessary to replace only one
axle set of worn tires, place the new tires on the rear axle. Winter tires with the same speed rating as the original equipment tires may not be available for H, V, W, Y and ZR speed-rated tires. Never exceed the winter tires’ maximum speed capability when using winter tires with a lower speed rating.
Tires could explode during improper service. Attempting to mount or dismount a tire could cause injury or death. Only your dealer or authorized tire service center should mount or dismount the tires.
Mixing tires of different sizes, brands, or types may cause loss of control of the vehicle, resulting in a crash or other vehicle damage. Use the correct size, brand, and type of tires on all wheels.
Using bias-ply tires on the vehicle may cause the wheel rim flanges to develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly and cause a crash.
Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on the vehicle.
If the vehicle tires must be replaced with a tire that does not have a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating, and construction (radial) as the original tires. Vehicles that have a tire pressure monitoring system could give an inaccurate low-pressure warning if non-TPC Spec-rated tires are installed.
See Tire Pressure Monitor System 0 229.
The Tire and Loading Information label indicates the original equipment tires on the vehicle. See Vehicle Load Limits 0 151.
Different Size Tires and Wheels
If wheels or tires are installed that are a different size than the original equipment wheels and tires, vehicle performance, including its braking, ride and handling characteristics, stability, and resistance to rollover may be affected. If the vehicle has electronic systems such as antilock brakes, rollover airbags, roll bars, traction control, electronic stability
control, or All-Wheel Drive, the performance of these systems can also be affected
If different-sized wheels are used, there may not be an acceptable level of performance and safety if tires not recommended for those wheels are selected. This increases the chance of a crash and serious injury. Only use GM-specific wheel and tire systems developed for the vehicle, and have them properly installed by a GM-certified technician.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which grades tires by treadwear, traction, and temperature performance. This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States. The grades are molded on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) system does not apply to deep tread, winter tires, compact spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm), or to some limited-production tires.
While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades, they must also conform to federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width.
A1: The Buick Encore 2016 comes equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
A2: The Buick Encore 2016 can comfortably seat up to five passengers.
A3: Yes, all-wheel drive is available as an option for the Buick Encore 2016.
A4: The fuel efficiency of the Buick Encore 2016 varies depending on the trim level and drivetrain, but it generally ranges from 25-28 mpg in the city and 33-34 mpg on the highway.
A5: The Buick Encore 2016 comes with standard safety features such as antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, airbags, and a rearview camera. Some trims may offer additional safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
A6: The Buick Encore 2016 has a maximum towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.
A7: Yes, the Buick Encore 2016 is equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system that includes features like Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone integration, and available navigation.
A8: Yes, the Buick Encore 2016 offers available leather-appointed seating for added comfort and luxury.
A9: The Buick Encore 2016 offers available advanced driver-assistance features such as forward collision alert and lane departure warning.
A10: Despite its compact size, the Buick Encore 2016 offers a decent cargo capacity of up to 48.4 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
A11: Yes, the Buick Encore 2016 offers an available power sunroof for an open and airy feel.
A12: The Buick Encore 2016 is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.
A13: The Buick Encore 2016 is available in several trim levels, including Base, Convenience, Leather, and Premium.
A14: Yes, the Buick Encore 2016 offers available heated front seats for added comfort during colder weather.
A15: Absolutely! The compact size of the Buick Encore 2016, along with its nimble handling and maneuverability, make it a great option for city driving and navigating tight spaces.
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