1998 BMW 318i Scheduled Maintenance

1998 BMW 318i Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 BMW 318i? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1998 BMW 318i

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1998 BMW 318i?

Your Guide to 1998 BMW 318i Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your BMW 318i and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 318i has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 318i maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1998 BMW 318i maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, BMW themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 318i running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1998 BMW 318i problems in the future.

Overview of Essential BMW 318i Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1998 BMW 318i for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 318i’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1998 BMW 318i? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 318i may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your BMW 318i battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your BMW 318i could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1998 BMW 318i running newer, longer. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 318i in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1998 BMW 318i? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your BMW 318i can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform BMW 318i suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your BMW 318i's steering and suspension system.

Without routine BMW 318i maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your BMW 318i engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new BMW 318i radiator? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1998 BMW 318i maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 1998 BMW 318i Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 BMW 318i. Get answers to common BMW 318i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my BMW 318i? You know your BMW 318i better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my BMW 318i to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your BMW 318i? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can BMW dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your BMW 318i in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your BMW 318i

Your BMW 318i isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.