1983 BMW 320i Transmission Service

What Does Your BMW 320i Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 320i’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1983 BMW 320i transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to BMW 320i transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 320i at all.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1983 320is

BMW recommends having your 320i's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, your 320i differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with BMW-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1983 320i up to BMW-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your BMW running for miles and miles.

BMW 320i Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep BMW 320i transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 320i'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 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.

1983 BMW 320i Questions & Answers

  • What happens when you "ride" your BMW's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my BMW tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 320i’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 320i is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 320i's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your BMW 320i’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your BMW 320i Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 320i today.