1996 BMW 318is Oil Change

When to Change 1996 BMW 318is Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your BMW 318is’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1996 318is’s oil should be changed according to BMW’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 318is may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than BMW recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your BMW 318is. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1996 BMW 318is?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1996 BMW 318is motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. BMW has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1996 318is. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your 318is’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for BMWs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 318is engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right BMW 318is oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1996 BMW 318is, defer to BMW's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a BMW 318is Oil Change

The next time your BMW 318is needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for BMW vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1996 BMW 318iss. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 318is today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1996 BMW 318is Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my BMW 318is motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your 318is’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change BMW 318is oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my BMW exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1996 318is

Help your 1996 318is engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!