Common Repairs Needed for Mini Cooper
Mini Coopers are a fun car to own! That being said, there are faults with every vehicle on the market. EuroCar Service is here to inform you of the most common repairs needed for Mini Coopers.
1. Failed Electric Power Steering Pumps
This is a common failure with MINI’s. We make sure to inspect the cooling fan and other related parts while the vehicle is apart to save you time and future labor charges.
2. Clutch Failure
Early clutch failure is typically related to hard use of your MINI.
3. Rattling Timing Chains, Failing Timing Chains
We strongly recommend regular oil changes due to timing chain failures. Let us catch any potential problems with our oil change safety inspection before it becomes an expensive problem.
4. Clogged Intake Valves
When the intake valves become clogged with carbon buildup, which is an unavoidable reality of owning a car with a gasoline direct injection engine, it restricts your MINI’s ability to breathe. When your car can’t exchange air, it affects its efficiency and power, generally making the driving experience less enjoyable. Walnut blasting is a common way to clear this buildup of carbon. It works like a sandblaster, but with the use of walnuts so your MINI can drive like it is supposed to again. Give us a call today to learn more about this service.
5. Performance Issues Related to Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
This can happen when the oil is not changed enough. The VVT requires a good flow of oil to operate the system. When the oil is not changed, sludge builds up and blocks the tiny passages. We recommend an oil change to solve this issue in order to clean the sludge build up.
6. Damaged Front Radiator Support
The front radiator support is made of plastic and it supports the radiator, fan, and condenser. It sits very low, and it doesn’t take much to damage the support, especially because the MINI Cooper is a very small vehicle. Just a moderate impact on a high curb can cause a lot of damage. The lower coolant hose sits even lower and if this is hit it can also cause a lot of damage, so be sure to take care when parking your car, and when turning next to a close curb.
To learn more about our MINI Cooper services, give EuroCar service a call today!