1997 BMW 318is Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your BMW 318is

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 1997 BMW 318is. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your 318is. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by BMW, you invest in your 318is's long-term health and engine performance.

BMW 318is Engine Tune-Up Services

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to BMW 318is engine tune-up services. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your 318is. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your 318is's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 318is can determine what kind of service it needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your BMW 318is

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1997 318is engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from BMW, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1997 BMW 318iss

  • What happens if my BMW 318is spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on BMW’s recommendations.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 318is? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • 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.

1997 BMW 318is Maintenance

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your BMW 318is so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

Repairs on Your 1997 BMW 318is

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 1997 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.