1996 BMW 328i Scheduled Maintenance

1996 BMW 328i Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 BMW 328i? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Your Guide to 1996 BMW 328i Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your BMW 328i, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 328i could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 328i maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1996 BMW 328i!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by BMW, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; 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 328i running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1996 BMW 328i problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your BMW 328i

Bring your 1996 BMW 328i to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 328i's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 1996 BMW 328i be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to 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 328i 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 328i stranded. Your BMW 328i won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 BMW 328i engine. See BMW's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 328i in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 BMW 328i.

Routine upkeep for your BMW 328i suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform BMW 328i suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your BMW 328i's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine BMW 328i 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 328i cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your BMW 328i radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1996 BMW 328i maintenance.

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Questions About 1996 BMW 328i Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 BMW 328i. Get answers to common BMW 328i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have BMW 328i alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1996 328i is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my BMW 328i need 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 328i engines.
  •  Why are my BMW dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your BMW 328i in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch BMW 328i Maintenance Service

Take care of your BMW 328i and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.