1996 BMW 318ti Scheduled Maintenance

1996 BMW 318ti Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 BMW 318ti? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1996 BMW 318ti

How often should I service my 1996 BMW 318ti?

What to Know About 1996 BMW 318ti Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your BMW 318ti, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 318ti 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 318ti maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 BMW 318ti!

BMW knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 318ti's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1996 BMW 318ti problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your BMW 318ti Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 BMW 318ti for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 318ti. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1996 BMW 318ti? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 318ti may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your BMW 318ti battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 318ti) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your BMW 318ti could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 BMW 318ti engine. To learn how often BMW recommends you have the oil changed in your 1996 318ti, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1996 BMW 318ti? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your BMW 318ti steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide BMW 318ti steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your BMW 318ti's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine BMW 318ti maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire BMW 318ti cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new BMW 318ti radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 BMW 318ti maintenance.

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

Questions About 1996 BMW 318ti Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 BMW 318ti. Get answers to common BMW 318ti maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my BMW 318ti? You know your BMW 318ti 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 should I use high mileage oil in my BMW 318ti? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your BMW 318ti? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my BMW dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your BMW 318ti 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.

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