1991 BMW 318i Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1991 BMW 318i Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1991 BMW 318i, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 318i jolts, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1991 BMW 318i in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your BMW 318i suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your BMW 318i

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1991 BMW 318i’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1991 BMW 318i’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn BMW 318i shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1991 BMW 318i suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1991 318i Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 318i's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my BMW 318i? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my BMW 318i power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 318i is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per BMW's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule BMW 318i Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1991 BMW 318i. From shocks to ball joints, your BMW will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.