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Mini Cooper Service, Repair & Maintenance

Mini Cooper service, repair, engine tuning, and maintenance at German Cars of Sarasota

Mini Cooper Service in Sarasota

We are proud to provide the cost-effective, quality alternative to MINI Cooper dealer service and repairs. Our skilled technicians have European front-wheel-drive experience and for several years raced front-wheel-drive cars on the SCCA sports car circuit at east coast tracks, including Daytona and Sebring. They are experienced working on three- and four-cylinder MINI Coopers, including Twin-Turbo turbocharged and high-performance Cooper S and John Cooper Works models.

Because of the synergy between BMW and MINI Cooper, our years of BMW diagnosis, service and repair experience directly applies to the MINI Cooper computer-driven engine, transmission, ABS/DSC, and body control systems.

We stock a large inventory of quality parts. All repairs are covered by a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty on parts and labor and our precision services allow current model MINI Cooper owners to maintain factory warranty coverage.

Mini Cooper owners pay an average of $850 per year in repair and maintenance costs. That is significantly higher than the average repair and maintenance cost of $652 for all models. However, this cost is lower than many other BMW models, which can range from $1000 to $1700 per year.

Your Mini Cooper does not need to be serviced at a Mini Cooper dealership; however, it is recommended that it is serviced by a qualified, certified BMW service technician.

There are several common issues that owners report as well as a couple of important issues that MINI Cooper owners should have looked at.

  • Automatic Transmission. Mini Cooper owners have reported failure of the automatic transmission at around 113,000 miles, particularly with the 2005 Mini Cooper.
  • Timing Chain. Mini Cooper vehicles seem prone to is movement and loosening of the timing chain. Over time, the timing chain and assembly will wear down and this can cause slack in the mechanism. 
  • Clutch Failure. Premature wear and tear have seen Mini’s clutch systems failing at a lower mileage than average, particularly for cars that drive within cities and heavy traffic regularly.
  • Pooling Water. Many 2002 Mini Cooper owners have reported water pooling in the floorboard of the vehicle. This commonly occurs at around 48,000 miles.
  • Power Steering. 2002-2006 Mini Cooper or Mini Cooper S, and the 2005-2008 Mini Cooper Convertible or Mini Cooper S Convertible are known to experience power steering problems leading to an unexpected and often unpredictable loss of power steering while on the road.

BMW acquired MINI in 1996 and has owned it since then. So, technically Mini Coopers are technically BMWs.

The MINI Cooper service manual recommends that you use premium gas with an octane level of 91 or higher in your MINI Cooper.

Mini Cooper Service, Repair Options

Air Conditioning • Annual maintenance & comprehensive inspection • BRAKES • Dust-free ceramic brake pads • Dealer-level diagnostic services • Electrical • Engine & Transmission • Exhaust system • Hunter HawkEye four-wheel alignment • Oil change & fluid services • Engine Tune/Spark Plugs • All-season and Performance tires • Pre-Purchase Inspection • Free Check Engine Light Inspections • Alignment Service and Repair.

Call 941-955-1972 to schedule an appointment.

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