1997 318is BMW Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1997 BMW 318is Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1997 BMW 318is, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 318is jolts, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1997 BMW 318is in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your 318is suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your BMW 318is suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

BMW 318is Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1997 BMW 318is’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 318is’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn BMW 318is shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 BMW 318is suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1997 BMW 318is Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my BMW's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my BMW 318is? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way BMW intended.
  • When does BMW 318is power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your 318is is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow BMW service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your BMW 318is

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 BMW 318is. From shocks to ball joints, your BMW will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.