1998 BMW 318ti Suspension Service & Repair

Does Your 1998 BMW 318ti Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1998 BMW 318ti, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little 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 1998 BMW 318ti in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your BMW 318ti’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

BMW 318ti Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1998 BMW 318ti’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 318ti’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn BMW 318ti shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your 318ti’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1998 BMW 318ti Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 318ti's steering and 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.
  • Why should my BMW 318ti get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 should I have my BMW 318ti power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 318ti’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per BMW's recommendations to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your BMW 318ti

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1998 BMW 318ti. From shocks to ball joints, your BMW will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.