1996 BMW 318is Tune-Up & Engine Service

Enhance BMW 318is Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1996 BMW 318is’s engine to last for a long time. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 318is’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by BMW for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 318is’s engine running smoother, longer.

BMW 318is Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1996 BMW 318is. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your 318is. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your 318is. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your 318is's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where Should I Go for My BMW 318is Tune-Up?

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1996 318is engine tune-up. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use BMW’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Questions About 1996 BMW 318is Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my BMW 318is spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my BMW 318is? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your BMW 318is. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 318is engine? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Proactive Maintenance - 1996 BMW 318is

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your BMW 318is to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

1996 BMW 318is Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your BMW 318is's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1996 BMW 318is repairs.

Schedule Your BMW 318is Tune-Up Service Appointment

Keep your 318is running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.