1997 BMW 328i Maintenance

1997 BMW 328i Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 BMW 328i? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1997 BMW 328i

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1997 BMW 328i?

Here’s Why 1997 BMW 328i Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your BMW 328i and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 328i. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 328i, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1997 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 328i's life, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1997 BMW 328i problems later.

Overview of Essential BMW 328i Maintenance Needs

Bring your 1997 BMW 328i to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with 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 328i’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1997 BMW 328i 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your BMW 328i battery. 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. 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 1997 BMW 328i engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1997 328i. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1997 BMW 328i.

Periodic service to the steering system in your BMW 328i 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 328i 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 328i's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine BMW 328i maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your BMW 328i engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your BMW 328i radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1997 BMW 328i 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.

1997 BMW 328i Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 BMW 328i. Get answers to common BMW 328i maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my BMW 328i? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my BMW 328i to high mileage oil? If your BMW 328i has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can BMW dashboard warning lights wait? 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 328i, 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 328i

Your BMW 328i isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.