1997 BMW 328is Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1997 BMW 328is Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1997 BMW 328is, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your 328is feels bouncy, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 BMW 328is, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your 328is suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your BMW 328is’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

BMW 328is Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1997 BMW 328is’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your BMW up off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 328is’s shocks and struts since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your BMW 328is shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 BMW 328is suspension shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 328is Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my BMW's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my BMW 328is? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how BMW intended.
  • Does my BMW 328is power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 328is’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per BMW's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your BMW 328is

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1997 BMW 328is. From shocks to ball joints, your BMW will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.