1988 BMW 325i Maintenance Schedule

1988 BMW 325i Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1988 BMW 325i?

Your Guide to 1988 BMW 325i Scheduled Maintenance

You want your BMW 325i to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 325i has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 325i, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1988 BMW 325i!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by BMW, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 325i running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1988 BMW 325i problems.

Overview of Essential BMW 325i Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1988 BMW 325i to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 325i's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1988 BMW 325i be ready for a new battery? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your BMW 325i battery, and so can frequent short drives. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your BMW 325i 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 prevent premature wear on your 1988 BMW 325i engine. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 325i in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1988 BMW 325i? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your BMW 325i steering and suspension system 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 325i steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your BMW 325i's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended BMW 325i services, 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!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your BMW 325i’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your BMW 325i radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1988 BMW 325i 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.

1988 BMW 325i Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 BMW 325i. Get answers to common BMW 325i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have BMW 325i alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1988 325i is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my BMW 325i 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 325i 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 325i, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your BMW 325i

Your BMW 325i isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.