1985 BMW 318i Scheduled Maintenance

What to Know About 1985 BMW 318i Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your BMW 318i, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 318i has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? 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 1985 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 318i's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1985 BMW 318i problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your BMW 318i Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 1985 BMW 318i to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 318i's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1985 BMW 318i. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your BMW 318i battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 318i) stuck in the middle of nowhere. 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 1985 BMW 318i's engine run smoother. To learn how often BMW recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 318i, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1985 BMW 318i? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your BMW 318i steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide BMW 318i steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your BMW 318i's steering and suspension system.

Without routine BMW 318i maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your BMW 318i engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your BMW 318i radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1985 BMW 318i maintenance.

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1985 BMW 318i Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 BMW 318i. Get answers to common BMW 318i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have BMW 318i alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my BMW 318i need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your BMW 318i? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my BMW? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your BMW 318i, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch BMW 318i Maintenance Service

Your BMW 318i isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.