1997 BMW 318is Transmission Service

What Does Your BMW 318is Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1997 BMW 318is transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore BMW 318is transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 318is’s not even driveable.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1997 318iss

Your 318is’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to BMW. Specifically, BMW recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1997 BMW 318iss at certain intervals with BMW-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1997 318is up to BMW-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

BMW 318is Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for BMW 318is transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with 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 vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1997 BMW 318is Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your BMW? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a BMW? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 318is’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 318is is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my 318is transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1997 318is’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your BMW. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your BMW 318is’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1997 318is, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.