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If your Mini has broken down or you need an important Mini milestone service or general maintenance in the UK area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Mini model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Mini needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the UK area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the UK area experienced with diagnosing common Mini problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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UK Mini Repairs

Mini Repairs UK

UK: Mini Parts Fitted

Mini Performance Spares
OEM Mini parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Mini Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Mini model

Mini Gearboxes
Mini Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Mini gearbox

Mini Autoelectrics
Mini electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Mini engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Mini Suspension System
Mini replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Mini Alternators
Replacement Mini alternators fitted

Mini EGR Valves
Replacement Mini EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Mini - The EGR valve helps your Mini burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Mini engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Mini Body Panels
Replacement Mini panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Mini Panel damage repairs

Mini Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Mini Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Mini Brakes
Routine Mini servicing, replacement Mini brake pads & discs fitted, Mini hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Mini Starter Motors
Replacement Mini Starter motors installed

Mini Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Mini paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Mini different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Mini Timing Belt - Mini Cambelt
Mini Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Mini service or if the Timing Belt on your Mini has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Mini Clutches
Mini clutch repairs UK - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Mini Clutch kit

Mini Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Mini Engines
Mini Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Mini Electrical Components
Mini electrical faults repaired using Mini OEM components - Mini sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Mini Exhausts
Mini Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Mini Exhausts fitted & welded

Mini Cooling System
Replacement Mini radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Mini engine at its optimal operating temperature

UK Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Mini brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Modern Mini braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

UK Mini Brake Repairs

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Mini rear wheels

Drum Brakes are an older system than Mini disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Mini disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Mini Brakes - Mini Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Mini should wear first

Mini Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Mini brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

if the Mini brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

If the Mini brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Mini Brake Servicing & Inspection UK

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

ABS warning light operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Hand brake linkage condition

Handbrake function and travel

Wheel cylinder condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake drum condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

And carry out the following maintenance of your Mini braking system:-

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

General brake disc condition

Adjust handbrake

Brake pipe Condition

Mini Steering - Steering System Inspection

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Mini steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Common symptoms of Mini steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Mini tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

Mini Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Mini Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Mini Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Replacement Mini Timing Belt or Cambelt

Since Mini Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Mini

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Generally Mini belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Mini that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Mini Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Mini parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Mini timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

UK Replacement Mini Clutch

Mini Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Mini clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Mini Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Mini Clutch kit:-
Mini clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Mini clutch slave cylinder

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

The Mini clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theMini transmission system

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Mini Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Mini vehicles

Mini Engine Mapping
The Mini ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Mini fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Mini Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Mini Re-Mapping UK
The Mini ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

UK Maintenance - Mini Oil Change

Synthetic Oil Change - UK
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Mini running smoothly

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Mini engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Mini engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Mini performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Mini engine increases

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Mini motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Mini recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil & Filter Change
A new Mini oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Mini engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Mini engine fails

Mini Replacement Exhausts UK

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Mini exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

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Mini ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined

Mini Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Mini AC Pump
  • Mini AC Evaporator
  • Mini AC Radiator
  • Mini AC Fluid Top Up
  • Mini AC Receiver Drier
  • Mini AC Compressor
  • Mini AC Condenser

Mini Filters

  • Mini Oil Filter
  • Mini Transmission Filter Kit
  • Mini Air Filter
  • Mini Fuel Filter
  • Mini Cabin Air and Pollen Filter

Mini Electronic Sensors

  • Mini Oxygen Sensor
  • Mini Temperature Sensor
  • Mini Air Flow Mass Meter

Mini Electrical Components

  • Mini Water Pump
  • Mini Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Mini Antenna
  • Mini Thermostats
  • Mini Electronic Control Unit
  • Mini Parking Light
  • Mini Tail Lights
  • Mini Oxygen Sensor
  • Mini Window Motors
  • Mini Ignition Coil
  • Mini Fuel Pump
  • Mini Eibach Pro Kit
  • Mini Headlights
  • Mini Bulbs
  • Mini Fog Lights
  • Mini Starter Motor
  • Mini Heater Blower Motor
  • Mini Lambda Sensor
  • Mini Spark Plugs
  • Mini Heater Core
  • Mini Cooling Fan
  • Mini ECU Mapping Remap
  • Mini Alternator

Mini Wheel Components

  • Mini Ball Joints
  • Mini Axle Assembly
  • Mini CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Mini Tyres
  • Mini Control Arm
  • Mini Alloy Wheel Repairs

Mini Brake Parts

  • Mini Brake Servo
  • Mini Brake Discs
  • Mini Brake Rotor
  • Mini Brake Compensator Valve
  • Mini Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Mini Brake Drums
  • Mini Brake Pads
  • Mini Brake Calipers
  • Mini Brake Master Cylinder

Mini Clutch Kits

  • Mini Clutch Kit
  • Mini Flywheel
  • Mini Clutch Cable
  • Mini Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Mini Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Mini Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Mini Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Mini Clutch Pedal

Mini Replacement Exhausts

  • Mini Exhaust Pipes
  • Mini Exhaust System Complete
  • Mini Exhaust Box
  • Mini Muffler
  • Mini Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Mini Exhaust Manifold
  • Mini EGR Valve
  • Mini Exhaust
  • Mini Silencer
  • Mini Lambda Sensor
  • Mini Oxygen Sensor
  • Mini Tailpipe

Mini Engine Parts

  • Mini Engine Mounts
  • Mini Ignition Coil
  • Mini Timing Belt Kits
  • Mini Fuel Injector
  • Mini Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Mini Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Mini Timing Chain Kits
  • Mini Pistons and Cylinder

UK Gasket Fitting

  • Mini Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Mini Valve Cover Gasket

Mini Oil & Hydraulics

  • Mini Fuel Cap
  • Mini Oil Pump
  • Mini Oil Sump and Plate
  • Mini Oil Cap
  • Mini Oil Filter
  • Mini Oil and Hydraulic Fluid

Mini Parts

  • Mini Serpentine and V Belt
  • Mini Throttle Body & Cable
  • Mini Tie Rods
  • Mini Struts
  • Mini Wiper Blades
  • Mini Radiator
  • Mini Power Steering Pump
  • Mini Windscreen Wipers
  • Mini Hood Emblems
  • Mini Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Mini Steering Rack
  • Mini Power Steering Hoses
  • Mini Shock Absorbers
  • Mini Radiator Pipes

Mini - Suspension & Springs

  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Mini bush wear
  • Idler arm
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Ball Joints
  • Mini Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Tie Rods
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Suspension Struts
  • Sway Bar
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Mini Additional Suspension Components
  • Spring Condition
  • Struts

Common Mini Problems

  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Mini Immobiliser
  • Engine Stalls
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Slipping when cold
  • Engine Overheating
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Window stuck
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Mini Headlights not working
  • Warning Lights On
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Can't get into gear
  • Clutch juddering
  • master cylinder leaking
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Judder when braking
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Mini check engine light on
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Mini Check Engine Light On
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Heater Not Working
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Mini Lights not working
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Clogged Mini air filter
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Knocking sound
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Mini keeps stalling
  • My Mini Does Not drive Straight
  • Engine Misfires
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Mini Radiator fan not working
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Vacuum Leak
  • My Mini Won't Start
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