Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm

5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303

MINI Cooper Repair Shop in Boulder, CO

Call (303) 449-8949 to schedule an appointment with a MINI Cooper Repair Mechanic!

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Why trust us with your MINI repair?

We have a rich history in Boulder as a leading auto repair shop and are proud of our MINI Cooper repair services for new, old and used MINIs. MINI Cooper vehicles are designed with safety, optimal performance and innovative technology in mind, but still any vehicle needs repairs every-so-often. This is where we come in!

Our auto repair shop is “Mini-ready” and we offer repairs on the following Mini models from 1996 to new vehicles, including:

  • MINI Hardtop 2-Door
  • MINI Hardtop 4-Door
  • MINI Countryman
  • MINI Clubman
  • MINI Convertible
  • John Cooper Works
  • MINI Electric
  • MINI Special Edition

To best serve the needs of our Boulder area customers, we’ve developed expert skills at maintaining the safety, mechanics, performance and durability of the entire line of MINI models. Learn more.

  • Our mechanics have over 36 years of combined MINI service experience.
  • We’ve been repairing MINI cars since 2013.
  • Our staff includes three ASE certified MINI Cooper mechanics.
  • We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic software tools to ensure optimal results.
  • We commit to quality repairs by putting our words & actions into gear.

Top 8 MINI Repair Issues

While every vehicle in the Mini line up is dynamic, we have learned of some common repairs and we know just how to fix them. Read on to learn how we help.

  1. Automatic Transmission Failure – the automatic transmission failure is a common issue. Even though Mini advertises it as “sealed for life,” we recommend that the automatic transmission fluid be replaced approximately every 30,000 miles with only the approved Mini/BMW fluid. The CVT transmissions installed before 2008 should also have regular oil changes.
  2. Difficult to steer and turn the steering wheel – the electric power steering pump in early Mini Coopers have been known to fail, in some cases with no warning. If it appears that the steering becomes more rigid or hard to turn the steering wheel, a new power steering pump will likely be required. If it is found that this service is necessary it may be worth testing the cooling system fan and other vehicle components at the same time, since the front of the car will need to be disassembled to fix the issue.
  3. Clutch Failure – Mini Cooper clutches may fail at fairly low mileages, especially when driven regularly in heavy traffic.
  4. Water Pump Leak – Mini Coopers with over 50,000 miles can on occasion spring leaks from the water pump or thermostat housing.
  5. Rattling Timing Chains – this problem tends to worsen with an idling engine and can result in a major repair – ignoring it can result in major problems. It appears that this issue is linked to not changing the engine oil often enough.
  6. Performance issues related to Variable Valve Timing (VVT) – this occurs when the oil is not changed enough. The VVT requires a good oil flow to operate the system. If the oil isn’t changed, sludge can build up and block the smaller passages.
  7. Damaged Front Radiator Support – the front radiator support is made of plastic and it supports the radiator, fan, and condenser. It sits low and as a result, it’s easy to damage the support. Even a minor impact on a high curb can cause a fair amount of damage. The lower coolant hose sits even lower and, if it gets hit, can also cause damage.
  8. Doors won’t lock – the door lock actuators are commonly known to fail resulting in this issue.

Mini Cooper Service: One thing we are known for is helping protect your pocket book – yes, we know that repairs can be costly, but we keep them as low as possible; that’s always our goal. When you arrive at our facility, our team of technicians get busy analyzing your repair needs right away and we help save you money. Our prices are competitive and we provide nothing but quality in every repair job that enters our facility.

Mini Cooper Parts: We typically use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts only if they are cost-effective. If this is not the case then we source an equally durable aftermarket part, which also saves you money.

Mini Cooper FAQs:

Knowledge is power and as a Mini vehicle owner you want confirmation that your vehicle is looked after by a reputable, reliable and knowledgeable auto repair shop. We have the expertise to address your FAQs. This is why we are the go-to Mini repair shop in Boulder!

A: Get this problem fixed right away and also ask your technician to scope out your cooling fan and other connected parts to see if they also need repairing.

A: A number of Mini models with more than 50,000 miles may experience water pump leaks. Replacing the pump early is the best option and it will save you money down the road. Always monitor your miles and have your pumped checked regularly.

A: In order to ensure your transmission is healthy, have your vehicle serviced every 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Also, ask your technician about the benefits of transmission fluids as this is important with regular maintenance.

A: If your car rattles at idle or cold start, then this is a telltale sign that you have a loose timing chain. If you ignore the problem then your chain could break, causing engine damage, and leaving you with a hefty repair bill. Changing your oil frequently (every 5,000 mils) will prolong the life of the timing belt.

A: If you notice a burning smell or it feels like the engine revs but the car doesn’t accelerate as quickly when shifting into higher gear, then you probably have clutch failure. The best piece of advice is to head to a trusted auto repair shop and have your clutch replaced or repaired right away.

Need a MINI mechanic to give it proper care and service? There’s only one number to call in Boulder, CO.!

Call Independent Motors today: 303-449-8949

MINI Cooper repair for Boulder County, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Niwot and Nederland, Colorado.