How often should I service my 1984 BMW 318i?
Take care of your BMW 318i and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 318i. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 318i, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1984 BMW 318i!
The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by BMW, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 318i running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1984 BMW 318i problems later.
Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1984 BMW 318i for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 318i. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.
Could your 1984 BMW 318i be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your BMW 318i battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your BMW 318i won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.
Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1984 BMW 318i's engine run smoother. To learn how often BMW recommends you have the oil changed in your 1984 318i, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1984 BMW 318i.
Periodic service to the steering system in your BMW 318i can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate BMW 318i steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your BMW 318i's steering system require regular maintenance.
If you skip recommended BMW 318i services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire BMW 318i cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your BMW 318i radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1984 BMW 318i maintenance and repairs.
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