Transmission Services for 1997 BMW 318ti

Why is Your 1997 318ti’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. They're often easy to notice. 1997 BMW 318ti transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let BMW 318ti transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 318ti’s not even driveable.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1997 318tis

Your 318ti’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to BMW. For example, BMW recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1997 BMW 318tis at certain intervals with BMW-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1997 318ti up to BMW-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your 318ti’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your BMW running for miles and miles.

BMW 318ti Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep BMW 318ti transmission repairs and services 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 vehicle needs a 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.

1997 BMW 318ti Questions & Answers

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your BMW? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a BMW? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my 318ti's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your BMW 318ti transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your BMW. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your BMW 318ti Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.