1998 BMW 318ti Transmission Service

Why is Your 1998 318ti’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1998 BMW 318ti transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you don’t pay attention to BMW 318ti transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 318ti’s not even driveable.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1998 318tis

According to BMW, your 318ti’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. First off, your 318ti differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with BMW-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1998  BMW 318ti transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. 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.

How Much Do BMW 318ti Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep BMW 318ti transmission repairs and services affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 318ti's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 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.
  • What can I tow in a BMW? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. Defying your 318ti towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 318ti is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • How often does my 318ti transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1998 318ti’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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

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.