The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from your 318i's engine to its wheels. It spans the length of your vehicle, from the transmission to the axles. It's one of the most complex systems in your 318i and is made up of everything after the engine transmission: driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. When you tune into you 1996 BMW 318i drivetrain, you help maintain your vehicle’s overall power. You can help prevent repairs by checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears according to BMW's recommendations.
You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 1996 BMW 318i drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. Your 318i might need driveshaft repair if you notice heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. It's hard to put a timeframe on drivetrain repair. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." A lot depends on your driving style and climate. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your BMW 318i doesn’t drive like it used to.
Is normal to wonder whether or not 1996 BMW 318i drivetrain repair is expensive. Some smaller differential fixes, like gasket or seal replacement, can lean toward being more affordable. But bigger repairs, like gear or bearing replacement, can be a little more expensive since the labor is much more intensive.
When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1996 BMW 318i drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.
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Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 1996 BMW 318i drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.