Transmission Services for 1997 BMW 318i

What Does Your BMW 318i Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose 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. BMW 318i transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. Let BMW 318i transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 318i’s not even driveable.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1997 318is

According to BMW, your 318i’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your 318i should be exchanged regularly with BMW-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1997 318i services and perform them according to BMW-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do BMW 318i Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable BMW 318i transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 318i a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1997 BMW 318i’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my BMW's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my BMW tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my 318i's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your BMW 318i transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your BMW. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your BMW 318i Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1997 318i, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.