1988 BMW 528e Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your BMW 528e Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. BMW 528e transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore BMW 528e transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your 528e at all.

BMW Transmission Recommendations for 1988 528es

Your 528e’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to BMW. First off, your 528e differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with BMW-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 528e services and perform them according to BMW-recommended specifications. If you think there’s something wrong with your 528e’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do BMW 528e Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep BMW 528e transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 528e a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 BMW 528e Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your BMW? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a BMW? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 528e’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my 528e's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your BMW 528e transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your BMW, so check with your technician first. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Brake for BMW 528e Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 528e, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.