Transmission Services for 1996 BMW 318i

What Does Your BMW 318i Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 318i’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1996 BMW 318i transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to BMW 318i transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 318i at all.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1996 318is

BMW recommends having your 318i's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your 318i should be exchanged regularly with BMW-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  BMW 318i transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your 318i’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do BMW 318i Transmission Repairs 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 check out your 318i’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 BMW 318i’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a BMW 318i? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. 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? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 318i’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your BMW's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your BMW 318i Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.