Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for BMW 318ti

BMW 318ti Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $135 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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YourMechanic Price
$131 to $157
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $61 -$77
Average Dealer price
$215 to 247
Average Shop price
$160 to 179
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1998 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$136.14Shop/Dealer Price$178.08 - $246.74
1995 BMW 318tiL4-1.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$151.46Shop/Dealer Price$197.36 - $277.61
1996 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$134.91Shop/Dealer Price$176.59 - $244.36
1997 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$134.91Shop/Dealer Price$176.63 - $244.43
1999 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$136.14Shop/Dealer Price$178.10 - $246.77
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Parts required for a BMW 318ti Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

$28 to $49

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All about Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

The serpentine/drive belt or v-belt is a rubber belt that connects the alternator, power steering, and AC to the part of the engine (crankshaft) which transfers the power from the engine to those components. Without this belt, the battery will not get charged and none of the electrical accessory components in the car will work. The serpentine belt and v-belt are also known as "drive belts." Because of the high amount of heat in the engine, the belt can develop cracks over time and eventually break. If the belt breaks, the steering wheel will be difficult to turn and driving will be hazardous. In some cars, water pumps are driven by the drive belts. If the belt breaks, water and coolant needed to keep the engine cool will not properly flow to the engine. The engine will overheat, potentially causing severe damage.

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