MINI Service and Repair for Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Apex and Cary NC
Import Motor Werks is YOUR MINI specialist! MINI is now under the BMW umbrella and is being produced with many of the factory BMW parts. We pride ourselves in being MINI specialists as well! We have factory-level capabilities on these vehicles, meaning we can diagnose and repair any issues you may have with your MINI. We proudly perform the factory recommended services on these vehicles too. Whether you have the fuel-concious MINI or the “S” model, we would love the opportunity to help you maintain your Cooper! With our expertise and having the factory computer that allows us to program, diagnose, and repair these cars correctly, you can be sure your vehicle will be repaired the first time. We use factory O.E.M. parts OR better quality when repairing and servicing these fine automobiles. All repairs carry our 3 year / 30,000 mile warranty on most parts and labor!
Quick List Of MINI Services
- Routine Maintenance
- Pre-Purchase Inspection
- “Service Engine Soon” Light Diagnosis
- “Tune-Up” Services
- Engine Services/Repairs
- A/C Service & Repair
- Brake Services (Pads, Rotors, etc.)
- Suspension / Bushing Repairs
- Exhaust System
- Interior Repairs
- Fuel Injection Services
- Front-End & 4-Wheel Alignments
- Tire Mounting & Balancing
Below are detailed descriptions of the above mentioned services.
MINI Routine Maintenance
It is critical, and will save you money in the long run to do the vehicles recommended maintenance as seen in your owners manual. Preventative maintenance is critical in keeping your vehicle on the road and out of the shop! These services usually entail checking several components, such as the brakes, suspension and driveline. Typically there is an oil and filter service, fluid exchanges, filter replacements, and rotating of tires. Not every model requires the same service, so if you are unsure what should be done on your vehicle and at what time, we will gladly look up the recommended service intervals for you.
MINI Pre-purchase Inspection within Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill NC
Buying a MINI? We can check your car first as included in our MINI service (Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex and Raleigh). Prior to purchasing a used MINI, have us perform a pre-purchase inspection to ensure the car’s mechanical functionality, cosmetics, and safety. This service can save you a lot of time and headache down the road! We generally only charge $125.00 for this service, however we can perform a more detailed service which includes checking the cylinders compression, and performing a leak down test. The more involved service varies in price, depending on how difficult it is to remove the spark plugs.
MINI “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” Light Diagnosis
This means there is an emissions issue with your vehicles. This could be something minor, but there is a chance it could be something more. We highly recommend you at least get this figured out so it does not do any type of further damage to your vehicle. We have several state of the art computer systems that can accurately read and help us diagnose these “Check Engine” lights. Depending on what the problem is, this can be a time-consuming process. Sometimes it is an easy fix, but sometimes there are more entailed issues. Make sure you get your “Check Engine” light figured out sooner than later.
MINI “Tune-Up” Services
The phrase “tune-up” used to mean replacing the spark plugs, ignition wires, and distributor parts. Now there are other components involved with your vehicles ignition system that play a role in fuel economy and power. As part of our MINI repair Raleigh service, we can make sure your vehicle is running top notch for you so you get the most bang for your buck at the gas pump! We can check and analyze the condition of your ignition system and running characteristics of your vehicles engine and give you a professional opinion on how it is doing. We also offer a service through BG that drastically improves fuel flow allowing for better fuel economy and performance.
MINI Transmission, Engine & Driveline Service/Repair
This is a MINI service offered to Raleigh and other North Carolina areas. We can properly diagnose and repair problems with your vehicles engine, transmission, and transaxle and get you back on the road where you need to be. Whether it knocks, clunks, vibrates, leaks, or smells, we can find it and fix it. Next time something seems out of the ordinary, don’t panic. It may be something minor. We take the time and effort to correctly diagnose even the smallest of concerns.
MINI Exhaust System Repairs
Ensuring your exhaust system is working properly is very important. There are several components to your exhaust system. If your exhaust is not working properly it can actually cause your “Service Engine Soon” or “Check Engine” light to come on. If you are experiencing this it may be related to a component on your exhaust. We perform exhaust repairs with the inclusion of catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, resonators, and mufflers. We can perform weld work on your exhaust as well.
MINI Cooling System
Your vehicles cooling system is critical to its reliability. Ensuring proper engine cooling not only allows your engine to maintain at safe operating temperatures, but also allows for your interior heat to function properly. If you ever notice your vehicle is running hot, coolant light is coming on, or that your heat is not blowing hot air out of the vents, you should probably get that checked sooner than later to prevent possible damages.
MINI Fuel Injection Service
Our fuel and intake cleaning service is not your run-of-the-mill can of detergent you get at your parts store and dump into the gas tank. We take this service very seriously and provide an effective cleaning of your vehicles injection and intake system. We proudly use BG Products to perform our fuel and intake cleaning services. We use a high-pressure pump that runs a concentrated detergent through the fuel lines, fuel rails, fuel injectors, and intake valves. This cleans out any sediment that has built up over the years. We then run a second high-pressure sprayer with a different detergent through the intake manifold that cleans the intake manifold, throttle bodies, and continues to clean the intake valves. Lastly, we add a can of BG 44k to the gas tank to help continue clearing out any sediment that has broken loose during this service. We see substantial increases in the vehicles running characteristics, which generally results in better fuel economy and boosted performance. For more information, please check out BG Products website. This service for your MINI runs $169.99 and is recommended to be performed every 60,000 miles.
MINI Air Conditioning Service/Repair
If your air conditioning system is not cooling as well as you would like or is not working at all, we can find out the root problem for you and fix it! We proudly offer the ability to service, repair, and recharge your vehicles A/C system. Not only can we recharge the systems, but we can also diagnose reasons for non-functioning A/C systems. We are able to add trace dye to the refrigerant and use UV lights to pinpoint where leaks are. We can determine why your system is not cooling to your liking and get it working correctly for you in the warmer weather. These services vary in pricing, depending on what the problem is, but usually an hour’s diagnosis is sufficient to find what the problem is.
MINI Brake Service
We offer complete brake services, including replacement of brake pads, pad sensors, brake rotors and baking plates. We also clean and adjust all contact points on the calipers, lubricate the slide pins, and ensure there are no brake squeals or noises. We then perform the “break-in” process so everything is good to go for you when you pick up the vehicle.
MINI Bushings / Suspension
A very common wear point on these fine MINI cars is their various bushings. The bushings on these cars tear over time, causing there to be several suspension issues with the vehicle, leading to uneven tire wear and uncomfortable ride situations. We also offer additional suspension repairs, including shock absorbers, struts, and ball joint repairs.
MINI Tire Mounting & Balancing
We now offer tires with the ability to mount and balance them for your. Are your tires worn down to the wear bars? Did you know that on most MINI’s the insides of the tires wear more rapidly than the outsides, making it difficult to tell if your tires are safe to drive on. We will gladly inspect your tires condition and inflation at no charge to you. We want to make sure our customers are driving on safe tires. Don’t go to those “quick-tire” places where they rush through the process and could possibly damage something or not torque wheels down properly. We use state of the art equipment to ensure everything is done properly. We also hand-torque all wheels to the proper torque!
MINI Alignment Service
Ensuring your vehicles alignment is critical! We offer FREE alignment checks on your vehicle to ensure proper tracking, steering, and tire wear. If your vehicles alignment is out of spec it can substantially increase your tire wear. We use the most state of the art HawkEye alignment system from Hunter Engineering to measure and adjust your vehicles alignment. Call to get your alignment checked out FREE today!