1986 BMW 325e Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 BMW 325e

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 BMW 325e?

Here’s Why 1986 BMW 325e Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your BMW 325e, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 325e could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 325e, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1986 BMW 325e maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, BMW themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 325e running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 BMW 325e problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your BMW 325e Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1986 BMW 325e and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 325e’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 BMW 325e? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your BMW 325e battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your 325e stranded. Your BMW 325e could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 BMW 325e running newer, longer. To learn how often BMW recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 325e, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1986 BMW 325e.

Periodic service to the steering system in your BMW 325e can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide BMW 325e steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your BMW 325e's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine BMW 325e maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire BMW 325e cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new BMW 325e radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1986 BMW 325e maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1986 BMW 325e. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your BMW today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 BMW 325e. Get answers to common BMW 325e maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my BMW 325e? You know your BMW 325e better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my BMW 325e to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older BMW 325e engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my BMW? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your BMW 325e, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your BMW 325e

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine BMW 325e maintenance appointment today.