1996 BMW 318is Scheduled Maintenance

1996 BMW 318is Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 BMW 318is? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Here’s Why 1996 BMW 318is Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your BMW 318is and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 318is has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get 318is maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1996 BMW 318is!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by BMW, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 318is's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 BMW 318is problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your BMW 318is

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1996 BMW 318is and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 318is. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1996 BMW 318is be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 318is 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 318is 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. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 318is stranded. Your BMW 318is could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1996 BMW 318is running newer, longer. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 318is in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 BMW 318is.

Maintaining your BMW 318is steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate BMW 318is steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your BMW 318is's steering and suspension system.

Without routine BMW 318is maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire BMW 318is cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your BMW 318is? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 BMW 318is maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1996 BMW 318is Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 BMW 318is. Get answers to common BMW 318is maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my BMW 318is? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 318is is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my BMW 318is to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older BMW 318is engines.
  • Can BMW dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your BMW 318is 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.

Get Top-Notch BMW 318is Maintenance Service

Take care of your BMW 318is and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.