1996 BMW 318i Wheel Alignment

Why Is BMW 318i Alignment Important?

An alignment involves making adjustments to your BMW 318i's suspension system, which connects the wheels with the rest of the vehicle. During the service, your tire angles are adjusted according to measurements recommended by BMW. Why? So that your tires can make contact with the road at the best possible angle. When your suspension is aligned to BMW’s optimal measurements, there's equal pressure being applied to all of your tires. Three good things happen as a result: you enjoy a smoother ride, your tires wear more evenly and last longer, and there’s less strain put on your car’s suspension system. Before we adjust the alignment of your 1996 BMW 318i, we’ll start by checking the current alignment angles. Then, we’ll adjust the angles as needed until they match recommended measurements from BMW. Plus, we’ll check to make sure your tire pressure is at an optimal level.

How Often to Get Wheel Alignment Service for Your BMW 318i

It’s wise to have your BMW 318i alignment checked (and corrected as needed) roughly every 6,000 miles. Even a small misalignment can decrease your fuel efficiency, and could cause premature wear on your car if not corrected. You may also want to stop by for an alignment check if you notice any of the following with your 1996 BMW 318i: a feeling that your car pulls to one side, rapid or uneven wear on one or more tires, a crooked steering wheel when driving straight, or tires that squeal frequently. Unlike with other potential issues, you won’t see any dashboard warning lights in your 318i if your wheel alignment needs attention.

How Much Does an Alignment for BMW 318i Cost?

Let’s talk numbers: BMW 318i wheel alignment might be more budget-friendly than you think. Over the years, it could actually save you money. Appropriately aligned wheels can support increased tire lifespan and fuel efficiency, meaning you could get more miles out of the same tires or tank of gas. Optimal wheel alignment could also lead to fewer auto repairs in the future. Call a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care to get an estimate for 1996 BMW 318i wheel alignment costs today.

BMW 318i Alignment Questions

  • Why does my 1996 BMW 318i steering feel different? Pay close attention to changes in your steering. There is no “alignment light” on your dashboard, so it’s up to you to stay ahead of misalignment. If you notice a change in how your car handles while driving, call on the techs at Firestone Complete Auto Care to check your 318i alignment.
  • Are there road conditions that can hurt my BMW 318i alignment? Hitting a pothole or curb can alter your wheel alignment. So can general wear and tear over time.
  • I just bought new BMW 318i tires. Do I need an alignment? Did you just have new tires installed on your 318i? A wheel alignment can help them wear more evenly from the get-go.

1996 BMW 318i Repair Service

Your BMW 318i runs best when it’s well cared for. Keep your car running newer, longer with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1996 BMW 318i repairs below.

Schedule Alignment Service for Your BMW 318i

Keep your vehicle on the straight and narrow, and head to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 1996 BMW 318i wheel alignment. Schedule your alignment online now.