Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 BMW 318ti

Is It Time For 1997 BMW 318ti Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1997 BMW 318ti, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your 318ti bounces, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1997 BMW 318ti in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, 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 suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

BMW 318ti Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1997 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. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 BMW 318ti’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your BMW 318ti shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 BMW 318ti suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1997 BMW 318ti Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my BMW's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations 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.
  • Does my BMW 318ti power steering fluid need to be checked? 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 optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your BMW 318ti

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 BMW 318ti. From shocks to ball joints, your BMW will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.