1996 BMW 318i Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your BMW 318i

Is it tune-up time? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1996 BMW 318i in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 318i’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on BMW's recommendations, you invest in your 318i's long-term health and engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your BMW 318i

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to BMW 318i engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your 318i. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your 318i’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 318i can determine what kind of service it needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where Should I Go for My BMW 318i Tune-Up?

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1996 318i engine tune-up. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use BMW’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1996 BMW 318is

  • Will it hurt my BMW 318i to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on BMW’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my BMW 318i? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your BMW 318i. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my BMW 318i engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

1996 BMW 318i Maintenance

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your BMW 318i.

Repairs on Your 1996 BMW 318i

Your BMW 318i runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1996 BMW 318i repairs below.

Schedule BMW 318i Tune-Up

Keep your 318i running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.