1998 BMW 318i Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 318i’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. BMW 318i transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let BMW 318i transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your 318i’s not even driveable.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1998 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 technicians know how to service your 1998 318i up to BMW-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

BMW 318i Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep BMW 318i transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1998 BMW 318i’s Transmission

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your BMW? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a BMW 318i? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 318i’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 318i is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my 318i transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your BMW 318i’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your BMW's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your BMW 318i’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 318i today.