How do we maintain your BMW belts?
Hoses and belts do not have a long lifespan. Serpentine belts last an average of 60 to 90 thousand miles. That’s because they endure constant stress. Unlike other parts, they are always moving. This leads to continual vibrating, heat and chemical exposure. There are many signs a belt in your BMW is bad. They may be worn and cracked, peeling, frayed, squeaking, or have teeth sheared off. Having belts replaced when they need to be is crucial. A broken belt can cause major failures and the need for greater repairs to your BMW. Just some of the ways we keep your vehicle’s belts working the way they should include:
Our technicians visually inspect each belt.
- Locate and identify any damage like peeling, cracking, and glazing.
- Test the tension of each belt to make sure it meets BMW specifications.
- Test the alignment of each belt to ensure it sits correctly.
- Record the condition of the belt to reference during future inspections.
Where are BMW drive belts located?
There are a number of engine parts that rely on belts to receive power. When one of these pulleys or belts fails it can destroy the part relying on it. Some of the accessories and major parts run by drive belts in your vehicle include:
- Power steering pump
- Air conditioning compressor
- Radiator cooling fan
- Camshaft and Crankshaft
- Water pump
We inspect BMW hoses.
- Look for damage to the hoses like hardening, cracks, or leaks.
- Pressure test the cooling system to identify any leaks and pressure loss.
- Record the condition of the hose to reference during future inspections.
Inspecting the hoses and belts on your BMW should be a regular part of your maintenance routine. Our BMW services are the easy way to have these systems inspected. When a timing belt breaks it can even destroy your engine. Make sure to integrate belts and hoses into your maintenance plans. You wouldn’t forget an oil change, and you shouldn’t forget to inspect these.
Where are BMW hoses located?
Hoses transport fluids throughout your vehicle. Different BMW vehicle models may have different hoses depending on how old they are. We have the right hoses for every make and model. Replacing these before they crack is so important. If you lose fluid while driving it can quickly cause a critical part to dry out, overheat, or run dry. Common hoses include:
- Radiator hose (provides the engine with coolant)
- Fuel line (delivers gasoline from your tank to the engine)
- Heater hose (sends coolant to cool the heater core)
- Power steering hose (sends fluid from the pump to the power steering system)