1997 BMW 318is Drivetrain Repair & Service

All About 1997 BMW 318is Drivetrain Service

Your 318is’s drivetrain has a very important job. It transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It runs the full length of your BMW, from the axles to the transmission. It’s a very intricate system of moving parts and is comprised of everything after the engine transmission: differentials, driveshafts, joints, axles, and wheels. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 1997 BMW 318is, you help maintain your vehicle's power. You can help prevent repairs by checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears according to BMW's recommendations.

When to Get BMW 318is Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are not all the same. You don't want to go to any random shop for drivetrain repair. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 1997 BMW 318is drivetrain components including the CV axles, joints, and driving shaft. Your BMW 318is may need driveshaft attention if you feel resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. There isn’t necessarily a concrete timeframe for when drivetrain repair will be needed. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." A lot depends on your driving style and climate. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your BMW 318is doesn’t drive like it used to.

You might be wondering: how much will it cost to fix the drivetrain in your 1997 BMW 318is? Some smaller differential fixes, like seal or gasket replacement, can fall in the more affordable category. But bigger repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, can sometimes be more expensive since they’re more labor intensive.

Questions About 1997 BMW 318is

Got drivetrain problems? Then you’ve got driving problems. Get answers to everyday 1997 BMW 318is drivetrain questions, and stop by your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care today.

  •  Can BMW drivetrain maintenance help me save money? Yes. Servicing the drivetrain system can help you avoid more significant repairs. A bad drivetrain can put more stress on other vehicle components.
  • What are signs my BMW drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your BMW 318is? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • How often should I come in for BMW 318is differential service? Differential service frequency varies from car to car. Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. We generally recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine since your vehicle cannot function without a differential.

1997 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 1997 BMW 318is repairs.

Schedule BMW 318is Drivetrain Service

Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 1997 BMW 318is drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.