Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement - San Antonio Car Service and Repair
Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement 2017-08-26T14:32:54+00:00
Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement

Mini Cooper Engine Repair or Replacement

The Mini Cooper engine is a mechanical marvel that can cause big headaches for you when things go wrong and the last thing you want to hear is that you need a Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement.  The engine, the heartbeat of your mini, the mechanical masterpiece that puts the spring in your step when you hear its starting rumble. Under the hood, under the engine cover, the Mini Cooper engine lies silently waiting to come to a roaring start and pounce upon the open road.  When your Mini Cooper engine is running in time, the intake and exhaust valves on each one of its cylinders are opening and closing in perfect time, and your engine is idling smoothly, purring like a kitten. All is well and life is good.

Time and miles take a toll on engine parts. Too few oil changes or prolonged periods between oil changes that exceed the manufacturer’s guidelines can lead to premature engine failure. Oil becomes gummy and starts to buildup on internal engine parts. This can cause the nylon timing chain guides to wear down. The timing chain tensioners try to take up the slack but eventually the wear becomes to excessive. The chain becomes loose and starts to slap on start-up and idle. At first the noise will go away in a few seconds as the oil pressure builds. Eventually, however, our fine-tuned purring machine starts to sound like the car in Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. If left to its own devise the noise will become more pronounced, valve timing will lose sync, idle will become rough, pitching/bucking/jerking are next. If the metal timing chain breaks serious damage to the no tolerance engine will occur.

Cost of a Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement

A Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement on any vehicle for that matter can be very pricey. It is so it is very important to take it to a professional early on to avoid misdiagnosis, further damage, and or subsequent related failures to other systems on the vehicle such as exhaust and cooling systems. Most of the time it is necessary to “tear down” your  Mini Cooper engine for inspection. This allows the technician and service advisor to give you a more complete and accurate estimate. Dealerships quotes can start at $3k and skyrocket upward for repairs of this nature depending on the extent of the damage to your engine. Labor rates are high and parts are matrixed priced. Also, some special tools and programs are required to do the replacement. All the more reason to bring your Mini Cooper to those of us in the know.

Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement

The best solution for your Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement

San Antonio Euro has the factory trained technicians, the special tools, and the OEM parts that are required for this repair.  Our labor rates are considerably less than those found at the dealerships and we employ factory trained technicians. Although an engine replacement is a hard pill to swallow we can do it for less than the dealer and get you in and out in a timely manner. Our Service Manager Mike Newman will take the time to explain the repair to you. You are welcome to visit with the technician working on your vehicle. We invite you to come into the Auto Group of San Antonio complex and take a look at your vehicle’s internal workings allowing you to see needed repairs first hand. If you find yourself in need of a Mini Cooper engine repair or replacement San Antonio Euro will help you in the most cost effective and timely way possible.