1998 BMW 318i Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1998 BMW 318i Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1998 BMW 318i, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 318i jolts, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1998 BMW 318i, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your BMW 318i suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

BMW 318i Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1998 BMW 318i suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1998 BMW 318i’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn BMW 318i shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1998 BMW 318i’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1998 BMW 318i Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 318i's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why should my BMW 318i get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires connect with the road how BMW intended.
  • Does my BMW 318i power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your 318i’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow BMW service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your BMW 318i

When your 1998 318i’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your BMW will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.