Transmission Services for 1985 BMW 318i

What’s the Importance of Your 1985 318i’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. BMW 318i transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to BMW 318i transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your 318i at all.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1985 318is

According to BMW, your 318i’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your 318i differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with BMW-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  BMW 318i transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

BMW 318i Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep BMW 318i transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 318i a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 BMW 318i Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my BMW's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my BMW tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your 318i towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • How often does my 318i transmission fluid need to be checked? Maintaining your BMW 318i transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your BMW, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your BMW 318i Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 318i, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.