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San Diego Mini Cooper Repair

The Three Best Ways of Saving Money on Hillcrest Mini Cooper Repair Services

There is an old television commercial that used to run on Channel 8, where announcer would say “you can pay a little now, or pay him a lot later,” with a greasy and shady looking mechanic counting his $50 bills. The sad truth is that somethings never change. The fact remains that most major mechanical repairs can easily be avoided by having a professional Hillcrest Mini Cooper repair and maintenance shop complete recommended maintenance on three primary vehicle systems:

  • Oil and Filter Changes
  • Scheduled cooling system maintenance
  • Brake system inspections and service

There are several reasons why these three specific areas tend to create major mechanic problems for Mini Cooper vehicles.  

First – Oil is the life blood of your engine

Although the Mini Cooper is one of the lighter vehicles on the road today, those tiny little engines produce a ton of power. Inside every Mini Cooper engine are hundreds of individual metallic components that must all work together harmoniously to complete the four-stroke combustion process. Since they tend to operate with higher revolutions per minute than larger engines, these internal components generate a lot of friction and require clean engine oil to maintain efficiency. As the old ages, it become contaminated with carbon deposits and loses lubricity. This is why it’s vital to change your oil and oil filter every 5,000 miles by qualified Hillcrest Mini Cooper repair specialists.  

Second – Keep the Cooling System Properly Maintained

The cooling system on a Mini Cooper begins with the radiator, which contains 50% coolant and 50% distilled water. When mixed together, the coolant is pushed through the motor thanks to a water pump, flows through the motor to cool the engine during operation, and visits the heater core to charge the heating system with freshly heated “coolant”. Eventually the coolant flows back to the radiator to be cooled by a series of coils and a fan.

Overtime, sludge will develop inside the coolant, creating blockages; similar to how cholesterol causes arteries in our body to block. Just like the human body, having a heating system clogged is not conducive to efficiency and can create an overheating situation. As such, it’s recommended to flush the coolant system on a Mini Cooper every two years.

Third – Stay on Top of Brake Service

Although the Mini Cooper is relatively lightweight, the brakes get quite a workout on these vehicles. A reality is that people like driving Mini Coopers and tend to drive rather quickly around corners and city streets. This creates a lot of heat on the brakes and tends to wear brake pads quickly. This also will wear down brake rotors quickly, which can create issues with the ABS system and issues stopping during emergency braking situations. By having the brakes inspected every time you have the tires rotated by a Mini Cooper specialist, you will be alerted earlier when brake system components require replacement.

A Mini is indeed a very fun car to drive and can last quite a long time with routine maintenance. However, these vehicles are highly advanced and should be maintained and serviced by professional Hillcrest Mini Cooper repair professionals.  

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