Transmission Services for 1996 BMW 318is

Why is Your 1996 318is’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1996 BMW 318is transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore BMW 318is transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 318is’s not even driveable.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1996 318iss

Your 318is’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to BMW. First off, your 318is differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with BMW-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1996 318is services and perform them according to BMW-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your BMW running for miles and miles.

BMW 318is Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep BMW 318is transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 318is's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 BMW 318is’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your BMW's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a BMW 318is? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your 318is towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my 318is's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 318is’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your BMW 318is Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.