Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for BMW 535xi

BMW 535xi Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $193 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$192 to $214
Labor: $154 -$176
Parts: $38
Average Dealer price
$282
Average Shop price
$231
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2008 BMW 535xiL6-3.0L TurboService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$195.49Shop/Dealer Price$261.76 - $334.81
Show example BMW 535xi Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement prices
i
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Parts required for a BMW 535xi Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

282 reviews
Mark
6 years of experience
Mark was professional, intelligent, capable, and went above and beyond on the job. Thank you!
1987 BMW 325I - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
Want Mark's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
192 reviews
Chet
36 years of experience
Understood the vehicle and was professional the entire time he worked on it. He diagnosed the problem and helped identify other problem areas that were hurting the cars performance. My car runs exceptionally well now. Next time I'm stuck with a problem and need a mechanic who understands German cars I will call Chet. My car: 1998 BMW 740i 120,000 miles on it. The work done by Chet: chased and diagnosed an electrical problem that was messing up the air fuel ratio causing the car to not operate.
1998 BMW 740I - CAR SHUTS OFF WHEN STEPPING ON GAS PEDAL INSPECTION
Want Chet's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
145 reviews
James
26 years of experience
James was very professional. He was on time, very personable and knowledgable.
2000 BMW 323I - BATTERY REPLACEMENT
Want James's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
113 reviews
Michael
22 years of experience
Michael was very professional, called me one day before the appointment to make sure everything was on track. He showed up on time to the appointment with a professional appearance and tools. My car was inoperable upon his arrival and helped me push my 3800 lbs vehicle all the way into the apartment complex. He began inspecting the starter that needed replacement and discovered the previous mechanic had not seated the electrical wiring properly and thus the starter did not need be replaced. Most mechanics would of pulled a shady move and still went ahead and replaced it. Due to his findings he was able to save me money and time! I can't wait to work with him again.
2008 BMW 335I - STARTER REPLACEMENT
Want Michael's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!

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.

Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimates for Popular BMW Models