1997 BMW 318is Scheduled Maintenance

1997 BMW 318is Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 BMW 318is? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1997 BMW 318is

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1997 BMW 318is?

What to Know About 1997 BMW 318is Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your BMW 318is, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 318is could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 318is maintenance. Just follow your 1997 BMW 318is maintenance schedule!

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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 318is's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1997 BMW 318is problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your BMW 318is

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1997 BMW 318is for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 318is’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1997 BMW 318is? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your BMW 318is battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1997 BMW 318is's engine run smoother. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1997 318is in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1997 BMW 318is.

Periodic service to the steering system in your BMW 318is can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide BMW 318is steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your BMW 318is's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine BMW 318is maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your BMW 318is’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your BMW 318is? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1997 BMW 318is maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1997 BMW 318is Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 BMW 318is. Get answers to common BMW 318is maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have BMW 318is alignment checked? You know your BMW 318is better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my BMW 318is need high mileage oil? If your BMW 318is has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my BMW dashboard lights on? 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.