2012 528i xDrive BMW Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 2012 BMW 528i xDrive Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2012 BMW 528i xDrive, 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 528i xDrive feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2012 BMW 528i xDrive in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your BMW 528i xDrive’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

BMW 528i xDrive Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2012 BMW 528i xDrive suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 528i xDrive’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn BMW 528i xDrive shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2012 BMW 528i xDrive suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2012 BMW 528i xDrive Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my BMW's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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 528i xDrive? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my BMW 528i xDrive power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow BMW service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule BMW 528i xDrive Suspension Service

When your 2012 528i xDrive’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your BMW will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.