Specialty Shop For A Special Car
A MINI is unlike any other car on the market. Their unique style and racing handling make them vehicles for amusement, as they are for grocery runs and commuting. Because of their unique style, they are prone to some maintenance issues that are common to MINI. At Motorcars International in Smyrna, Ga, we have been servicing MINI and other Import vehicles for decades. We maintain the most state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to diagnose the issues with your MINI and discuss the results with you. We want to make sure you are comfortable with the services chosen for your vehicle. Call us today and set up an appointment to go over your vehicle concerns: (770) 432-2336
Common Issues in MINI
Some of the issues that are common to MINI are easy to identify. Some others take an expert look. If you experience any of the following in your MINI, be sure to come by our shop for a diagnostic test.
Low Clearance: While your MINI sits lower to the ground, that makes it vulnerable to drastic curbs or changes in pavement elevation. The front radiator support and coolant hose are located at the front of the undercarriage of your vehicle, and that makes them the most likely to be damaged if you curb your MINI.
Vibrations: In your vehicle, the timing chain in your engine needs to be taught to function effectively. If the timing chain is slack, it could cause extra movement and noise or vibrations.
Electric Power Steering Pump: This component is known to have common issues in MINI, often needing to be replaced.
Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Issues: If the oil level in your vehicle is too low, this could affect the lubrication in your timing system and cause your engine to run inefficiently.
Leaks: Checking for leaks is a common practice in any diagnostic check. For a MINI, our technicians look specifically for water pump and thermostat housing leaks that are common in the brand.
Clutch Failure: This issue will be very obvious to you, the driver, if you cannot shift and run your engine effectively. Clutch failure is usually the result of poor driving habits.
Transmission Issues: MINI and mechanics disagree on transmission fluid changes required for their vehicles. Leaving the transmission fluid unchanged, as MINI recommends, can lead to transmission issues and failure.
An Auto Repair Shop That Treats You Like Family
At Motorcars International in Smyrna, GA, we know auto service and repair can be a stressful experience, especially if you feel like you’re not getting all the information you need. When you bring your MINI to us, you’ll speak to Walter or Tony about your concerns. Tell us if you’ve experienced anything new in your vehicle that you find concerning. We’ll perform diagnostics on your vehicle to help us assess the repair and bring you all the information you need to make an informed decision. We’ll only ever recommend the services that your MINI actually needs. Come by our shop today to see what sets us apart from our competition: 1711 Spring Rd. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080RepairPal