1996 BMW 318ti Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1996 BMW 318ti Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 1996 BMW 318ti, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your 318ti feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1996 BMW 318ti, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your BMW 318ti 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 318ti Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1996 BMW 318ti’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1996 BMW 318ti’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your BMW 318ti shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your 318ti’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1996 BMW 318ti Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my BMW's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my BMW 318ti? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how BMW intended.
  • When does BMW 318ti power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 318ti is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per BMW's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your BMW 318ti

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 BMW 318ti. From shocks to ball joints, your BMW will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.