Mini drivers love the compact capabilities of their model, the fun features, and the wonderful affordability, but sometimes, the turbo will fail. At Master Mechanics Auto Repair, we provide excellent, quality service and repairs for your Mini that won’t break the bank. If your Mini is having an issue, such as problems with the turbo, our team of ASE certified technicians are here for you.
What causes turbo failure?
While the turbo is great for helping your car run at incredibly high speeds, turbocharger failures are also incredibly serious. If your turbo is experiencing issues, it’s important to find out the cause so that you can receive proper repairs.
One of the main causes of turbocharger failure is due to a lack of oil or dirty oil. It’s important during your frequent and regular car maintenance services that your Mini is getting quality oil and you’re not waiting too long between oil changes.
It’s recommended that you get an oil change every 4,000-6,000 miles to properly maintain your vehicle, keep the moving parts lubricated, and avoid issues with the turbo.
What are the signs of turbocharger failure?
There are a few tell-tale signs that indicate issues with your turbocharger. If you experience any of the following signs, you may be experiencing turbocharger failure in your Mini Cooper:
- The check engine light comes on.
- You hear a screeching noise that sounds like metal on metal.
- You experience an extreme loss of power.
All of these signs are indicators that you might be having problems with your turbo. If you notice any of these issues, having your Mini checked out by a team of expert mechanics is a surefire way to get your vehicle back in working condition.
Can you avoid a Mini turbo failure?
To avoid problems with your Mini’s turbo in the future, there are a few ways you can help prevent an issue.
Have frequent and regular oil changes every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. Regularly maintaining and caring for your Mini Cooper will eliminate various issues that can cause it to break down.
After driving for a while, let your Mini idle for a few minutes instead of turning it off immediately. This will allow the turbo to cool down a bit before turning it off.
Keep your oil full and cooling system in excellent working order through frequent maintenance and regular care. Having a certified mechanic inspect your Mini Cooper every six months will keep it in top condition and functioning on demand, as designed.
Master Mechanics: The Experts in Kalamzoo
As Kalamazoo’s number one dealership alternative, we offer dealership quality service for a fraction of the cost. We take the time to learn all of the updates and upgrades involved with each Mini model, and we are committed to servicing your vehicle with integrity and care for your automotive needs.
Whether you want your Mini in tip-top, like-new condition or you want to maintain its reliability and safety, our team of experts ensures quality servicing and auto repairs to care for your vehicle.
Other Services Provided by Master Mechanics
No matter what issue you are having with your vehicle, our team of experts at Master Mechanics can provide various different services and repairs to keep your vehicle running at its best. Some the services we provide include:
- A/C repair
- brake service and repair
- performance tuning and upgrades
- tire rotations
- wheel alignments
- suspension services
- check engine light services
- battery replacements
- fluid checks and replacements
- transmission repairs
- diagnostic inspections
- and more
Our certified mechanics handle all types of services and repairs to keep your ride running smoothly no matter what the problem might be.
In addition to the Mini Cooper, at Master Mechanics we service various other vehicles, including Audi, Fiat, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Volvo, and more.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you are experiencing issues with your turbo or need any other type of maintenance on your Mini, call the experts at Master Mechanics Auto Repairs today to schedule a service or repair.