1996 BMW 318ti Transmission Service

What Does Your BMW 318ti Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. BMW 318ti transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore BMW 318ti transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your 318ti isn’t working at all.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1996 318tis

Your 318ti’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to BMW. First off, BMW recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1996 BMW 318tis at certain intervals with BMW-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1996 318ti up to BMW-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 318ti’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

BMW 318ti Transmission Service Pricing

We work to keep the average cost for BMW 318ti transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 318ti’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1996 BMW 318ti Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my BMW's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my BMW tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your 318ti towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my 318ti's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1996 318ti’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your BMW, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your BMW 318ti Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 318ti today.