Mini Cooper Repair & Maintenance in Huntsville, AL
Mini Cooper drivers enjoy their Mini for a variety of reasons. The majority of them have a bond that rivals any other brand around. At Huntsville Automotive we see that most Mini Cooper owners are passionate about their car and even refer to them by name instead of just a Mini. The proper care of Mini Coopers are very important to ensure they will give you years of service to come.
Regardless of the model Mini that you drive we can help with any questions and repairs that are required. The base model Clubman all the way to the Countryman RS and anything in between requires a special knowledge to work on them. Please only trust someone with years of experience working on Mini Coopers with your car.
Feel free to stop by the shop and see how passionate we are about Mini Coopers. The owner and service writer both drive Mini Coopers! Ask Julie about her Mini Cooper today. She knows Mini Coopers and how rewarding they can be with proper upkeep.
Mini Cooper Repair, Maintenance & Services
Some of the scheduled maintenance & services that your Mini Cooper may need include:
Common Fail Items
It is typical of all vehicles to have a few items that can cause mechanical failures from time to time. By trusting us with your Mini Cooper you can rest assured that we are fully aware of the concern each of these items present to your vehicle and how to expertly correct them back to better than new standards. Some of these items we routinely see are:
Timing Chain and Guide failure
On your Mini Cooper you may, as early as 50,000 miles, begin to hear a rattle when you first start your engine when cold. This is your timing chain tensioner beginning to fail. It is important to recognize this issue and get it corrected before the timing chain fails. If the timing chain completely fails the cylinder head will require removal to replace valves as well. This can become very expensive and time consuming compared to the timing chain repair which can be scheduled and completed on average of 1 to 2 days.
We see a variety of oil leaks on Mini Coopers. Some are easy to diagnose and repair but the common ones unfortunately are a little labor intensive. Valve cover gasket, turbo oil feed pipe, oil filter/cooler gasket, and timing chain tensioner seals are the most common failures we see. If you are seeing oil drip onto the ground, schedule your Mini in today for proper diagnostics and repair.
If your Mini Cooper is losing oil, and you don’t see oil in your parking spot, then you most likely have an oil consumption issue. The two most common failures we see on Mini Coopers are failed turbocharger and failed valve stem seals.
Excessive Rear Tire Wear
Mini Coopers are set up to be a performance handling vehicle. In return we see rear tire wear issues that result in “Cupping” and road noises. We have the expertise and knowledge to correct this permanently with adjustable rear control arms and a full weighted alignment on our state of the art Snap-On alignment system.
Failed Footwell Module and Failed High Pressure Fuel Pump
These are two of the high fail, high price repairs that Mini Coopers require that many owners don’t realize may still be under warranty. Mini Cooper has extended coverage on some items that are safety critical to 12 years, 156,000 miles as of last time we had to check. Make sure you are dealing with an honest repair facility that knows these things which can potentially save you thousands in repair cost.
Check Engine Light
Any vehicle will develop a check engine light from time to time. We see a variety of issues on Mini Coopers and have expertise in repairing them all. From thermostats to misfires, we have you covered. We rarely require more than the initial diagnostic hour due to years of experience working on Mini Coopers. Call or Text today to schedule a time for us to prove this to you.
Did you know that Mini Coopers require a special initialization when replacing the battery along with the correct replacement battery. If not replaced correctly you will end up with a failed new battery in less than half the useful lifespan in most cases. This is due to a charging profile that the computer in your Mini uses between the alternator and battery. This must be reset when your battery is replaced for maximum life. Trust the experts at Huntsville Automotive for all your Mini Cooper needs, regardless of how small they may seem.
Manual Transmission Clutch Failure
This is not just a common failure item of Mini Coopers but a standard wear item for all manual transmissions. But did you know Mini Coopers have special Dual Mass flywheels in most cases that need to be replaced. They also have many aluminum bolts that are stretched to yield and must be replaced every time they are removed to ensure they do not break upon re torquing. Using a shop that is not familiar with this can become costly very quickly as we have seen damage that equals two times what a clutch replacement costs due to inexperienced technicians.
Return Your Mini Cooper to Peak Running Condition
The unfortunate truth about the Huntsville, AL area is that a Mini Cooper owner must travel at least an hour in any direction for a dealership. We are here to fill that gap and give dealership quality and expertise at a fraction of the price. Whether you need factory scheduled maintenance or repairs we can bring the life back into your Mini Cooper. Our technicians maintain dealership level quality through our implementation of Mitchell 1 repair information so we are able to use the same information the technicians at the dealership have. Through years of experience and continuous training we feel that we are the top choice in Huntsville, AL for your Mini Cooper repairs. Also remember that we are familiar with all common issues with Mini Coopers and on a regular basis have been able to save customers thousands of dollars by knowing when a repair is a covered item at the dealer.
Call or Visit Us Today for All of Your Mini Cooper Service Needs!
Bring your Mini Cooper to our shop in Huntsville, AL, or give us a call at (256) 859-8559 to make an appointment. You can trust us to service your Mini Cooper professionally and courteously, all with the goal of putting you back behind the wheel with a smile on your face.
With highly skilled, experienced technicians who undergo constant training, we guarantee your Mini Cooper will be serviced correctly and promptly. With many years of experience in the automotive repair industry, we are aware of how to expertly service your Mini Cooper so it runs like new. You can trust your Mini Cooper in our hands.
Located in Huntsville, AL we at Huntsville Automotive Inc. also serve the surrounding areas, including: Ardmore, Athens, Cullman, Decatur, Fayetteville, Florence, Harvest, Hazel Green, Huntsville, Meridianville and surrounding areas.
Our Mini Cooper service and repair shop is equipped with state–of–the–art equipment and diagnostics to best service your car. Give us a call today at (256) 859-8559