C's Autohaus – Mini
The Mini came about because of rising fuel prices after the second World War. The Morris Company’s top engineer, Alec Issigonis, was directed to create a vehicle that would carry four adults and that would be economically available to just about everyone. It was quite a challenge, but Issigonis met the challenge and came up with a vehicle that looked like no other vehicle on the road. The Mini has advanced with the times and includes several models, including the popular Mini Cooper.
When you bring your Mini to C’s Autohaus for Mini service and repair, a mechanic with experience working on these vehicles will ensure that you get excellent service and quality repairs and maintenance.
Keeping your Mini on the road means keeping it serviced. While we are servicing your Mini, we can also check for upcoming issues, including oil leaks, bad bushings, worn tires, issues with the exhaust, and more.
Fluids break down and get dirty after some time. The manufacturer for your Mini model publishes fluid change or flush recommendations in the owner’s manual. If you no longer have the manual, you can call the shop to see when service is next due, including:
- Oil and filter change
- Transmission flush and replace filter
- Coolant flush
- Power steering fluid flush
- Brake fluid flush
- Rear differential (if applicable) check and change
Brakes, Tires, and Alignment
While the engine and transmission power the vehicle, you also need to be able to steer it and stop it. Thus, the alignment, tires, and brakes are also important. If the tires are wearing unevenly, you could have a problem with the suspension or the Mini could need an alignment. If the problem is with the suspension and you can see evidence of it in tire wear, you will need an alignment after we repair the suspension.
Tune-Up and Filters
The tune-up is not like the tune-up of old since most vehicles – unless they are from the early 1980s or older – no longer use the old-style ignition with points. Your vehicle does have spark plugs, and it may even have wires, but most newer vehicles have coil-on-plug ignitions. We’ll change the plugs, and, if needed, we’ll also change the air filter, cabin air filter, and fuel filter.
Mini Auto Repair
Inevitably, the Mini will need repairs, just like any other vehicle. Common repairs you might see on a Mini include:
- Water pump
- Timing belt
- Belts, hoses, tensioners, and idler pulleys
- Air conditioning, including the compressor, condenser, air conditioning lines, drier/accumulator, and orifice tube/expansion block
- Heating, including heater hoses and the heater core
- Suspension parts
- Brakes, including the master cylinder, brake lines, rotors, calipers, and pads
- Oil pump
- Power steering pump
Contact C’s Autohaus
When your Mini needs service and repairs and you prefer to visit a shop with experienced auto technicians instead of the dealer, call C’s Autohaus to make an appointment. If you break down on the road, direct the tow truck driver to bring your Mini to us and give the shop a call when the tow truck is on the way.
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- Bill S.
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