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BMW X5 M Engine Belts at Okemos Auto Collection near Alma, MI 48801

Components in a car wear out eventually; it is something that is simply inevitable. But the service team at Okemos Auto Collection near Alma, MI 48801 can make things work better and last longer with regular maintenance, and also by replacing certain parts in a timely manner. Engine belts are a part of your BMW X5 M that you don’t think to have serviced regularly, but can seriously affect the performance of your car. Here at Okemos Auto Collection near Alma, MI 48801, our Service Department technicians will check your BMW X5 M engine belt for wear and tear and also let you know if it’s time to replace them.

The engine belt, also known as a serpentine belt, connects your engine to other parts of your BMW X5 M, such as the alternator, air-conditioning compressor, the power steering pump, and water pump. Needless to say, if your engine belt should fail, all these connected parts that require the engine to power them would cease to function, making your vehicle inoperable. This is why it is very important to pay close attention to your belt’s wear-and-tear. Signs like cracks, fraying, or stretching are usually good indicators that it is time for a replacement.

On older vehicles, engines had multiple belts for each individual powered component, which not only took up more space, but was also less efficient. As each belt would wear down differently, vehicles would experience inconsistent or compromised performance. Having replaced multiple belts with a single serpentine belt that winds around all pulleys reduces slip, increases belt life, and decreases the load on the engine, which in turn contributes to improved fuel economy. A single engine belt also means that it is much easier to maintain and replace. Be sure to schedule a service appointment for a professional assessment of your engine belt’s condition here at Okemos Auto Collection near Alma, MI 48801.

Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to BMW X5 M engine belts is that even though this component may not be to be replaced just yet, it can still need adjustment or tightening. The serpentine belt may need to be manually tensioned, or may come with hydraulic or spring-loaded tensioning. In case of the latter, these self-tensioning mechanisms may still require servicing from time to time to keep them in optimal condition. On average, a serpentine belt will last between 60,000 to 100,000 miles without needing to be switched out.

Now that you know the importance of having the engine belt checked, make sure you pay us a visit at Okemos Auto Collection near Alma, MI 48801 for our BMW X5 M engine belt service and replacement. With our professional technicians and authentic replacement parts, your vehicle is sure to roll out smoothly from our garage.

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Service Hours

Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Matt Hart
Service Manager
My name is Matt Hart. I have 14 years of experience and have been with Okemos Auto Collection for 9 years. I have recently joined the Service Department and am excited to be more hands on with customer service. Taking care of our customers is the number one priority for my staff and myself. I enjoy spending time with my family and just about any activity outdoors. Being involved with youth sports is another passion I have. Feel free to contact me personally with any of your service needs.
Ed Chapman
Service Advisor
Hello my name is Ed Chapman and I started in this business in June of 2000. I am a Certified State of Michigan Technician, Certified ASE Master Technician, Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador and a Certified Mercedes-Benz Service Advisor. I have been married since 1989 and have two children that completed the Albert M. Serra College Scholarship Program. I am happy to assist you with all of your vehicle needs.
Dian Lu
Service Advisor
Hello my name is Dian Lu. I have been fortunate to be part of a great team over the past two years here at the Okemos Auto Collection. I started work at a young age of 16 and have worked with many different industries from sales, food service, to construction, specifically in the service and customer care aspect. I strive to provide the best possible service to you and your family while your vehicle is in my care. In my spare time I enjoy spending time in various volunteering capacities, especially animal rescue. Feel free to contact me with any of your service needs.
Michael Spencer
Service Advisor
Hello My name is Mike. I previously worked at Lexus of Lansing after 12 years as a service advisor and have been working in the automotive field for a total of 25 years. I started as an oil tech and climbed my way up the ladder to becoming a fully certified master technician. I made the transition into service consulting back in 2000. I am diversified in the automobile industry and have worked for Chrysler, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Lexus. I am very much looking forward to providing our BMW and Mercedes-Benz customers with the superior customer service experience our dealership is known for.
Paul Stenzel
Service Advisor
Hello, my name is Paul Stenzel. I started working in the automotive industry in 1995. Over the years I have had experience working with several luxury car brands including BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover and Lexus. I have filled many roles within the dealership including paint and body technician, sales and service advisor. I am proud to be a part of the team at Okemos Auto Collection, working with some of the finest vehicles in the industry. You can find me in the service lane where I will be happy to assist you with any of your vehicle needs.
Stanley Slaughter
Service Porter
Hello, my name is Stanley Slaughter. I am the Service Porter here at the OAC and have over eight years of customer service behind me. As a Service Porter I wear many hats, from making sure your vehicle is clean upon delivery to putting air in your tires. I look forward to assisting you with anything I can; you can find me in the Service Lane!
Haley James
Service Administrator
Hello, my names is Haley James and I started at OAC in April of 2016 as a service administrator and Marketing Coordinator. I’m here to make your appointment scheduling as easy as possible, as well as following up with you on your service. If you have any questions I’m here for you. I can be found in the Service Department.
Dan Schneider
Courtesy Driver
Hello, my name is Dan Schneider and I am the Courtesy Driver for Okemos Auto Collection. I have been with the OAC since August 1999 and I am here to drive you to and from our dealership while your vehicle is being serviced. I am happy to take you wherever you need to go!