Car Techniks
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Is your Mini (EHPS) Pump Failing?

Mini P/S Pump

On the BMW Mini’s it’s a common fault that the electric power steering pumps fail causing complete loss of power steering. It sometimes starts as an intermittent loss of power and progresses gradually.

The reason behind it’s common failure is because the electric power steering pump stays on even when the vehicle is switched off. The unit drains battery power but also because it is continuously on, it eventually burns out the motor inside the pump as well as it’s controlling circuitry.

Unfortunately it is a common problem and many garages and dealers that you approach for help will just insist you purchase a new unit not realising we’re able to repair them.

Yes, we can remanufacture these units and fix the problems inside which caused it to stay on and burn out in the first place.

Don’t forget, you get 1 Years warranty when purchasing the pump from us, so it’s no different to buying a brand new unit from main dealer.. apart from the price difference!
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Factory-Scheduled Maintenance

We perform factory-scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes, tune-ups, and more extensive repairs such as powertrain, chassis and electrical, to maintain your car's warranty.

  MINI Cooper Service Intervals  
MINI Cooper The MINI maintenance system helps maintain your vehicle's road safety and operational safety. Please bear in mind that regular maintenance is not only necessary for the safety of your vehicle, but also plays a significant role in maintaining the resale value of the vehicle.

Keeping the MINI in tip-top running order has never been easier - thanks to intelligent interplay between technologies both inside and outside the cockpit.

The condition-based MINI Maintenance System includes the Engine Oil Service and Inspections I and II. Determining the maintenance intervals according to the actual use of the vehicle covers every kind of operating situation.

People who drive very little, i.e. much less than 6,000 miles per year, should have the engine oil changed at least every 2 years since oil deteriorates over time, regardless of use. Information on most important parts, fluid levels and servicing requirements not only appears on displays in the rev counter, but is also stored on the MINI remote key. Which means that, when you take your MINI in for a freshen-up, our Service Center can access the information using a key reader and take care of things in an instant.

MINI MAINTENANCE SYSTEM

Service Intervals

Of course, the intervals between services depend on how often and how far you travel, as well as on the conditions in which you drive your MINI. So every 30 miles, MINI reassesses exactly when the next inspection is due - when the number starts flashing, you'll know the time has come. During the inspections, virtually every last detail of your MINI is closely scrutinised. Brakes, steering, oil and transmission are tested for wear and tear, all necessary liquids (e.g. oil, brake fluid, antifreeze protection) are topped up or exchanged as necessary and the service interval display is reset.

Condition Based Service (CBS)

Perfect service is always provided at exactly the right moment - thanks to Condition Based Service (CBS), which is a standard feature in the MINI. With all important information on display in the rev counter (or, if the optional navigation system is fitted, on the display in the speedo), you're kept bang up to date at all times about the current servicing status of your MINI. Sensors and special algorithms monitor engine oil, brake fluid and wear-and-tear parts, such as brake pads. Servicing work is then guaranteed to be carried out at exactly the right time - and only when absolutely necessary, rather than at fixed intervals.

Brake pad wear indicator

The brake pad wear indicator is located in the brake pads on the left of the front axle and the right of the rear axle. When the brake pads have reached their maximum wear limit, the indicator warning light comes on.

Engine oil change

Depending on driving style and frequency, the oil in the MINI doesn't need to be changed until 12,000 miles are on the clock. After that, the oil needs to be changed roughly every 20,000 miles. The rev counter tells you how long to go before the next oil change is due.

Brake fluid change

Although you might never want to stop driving your MINI once you're behind the wheel, you still need to change the brake fluid approximately every two years. At the push of a button, you'll know how many days to go before you need this service. And if you forget, your MINI will remind you automatically.

Other Services Offered

  • Engine Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Diagnostic and Repair
  • Complete Exhaust Repair
  • Emissions Failures Repair
  • Brakes & Shocks/Struts
  • Suspension Front/Rear
  • Coolant System Flush (every 2-3 years)
  • Pre-Purchase Evaluation/Health Check
  • Health Check With Scanner Test
We service only European cars. Some repairs cannot be priced out over the phone without seeing the vehicle first but we will always try our best to answer your questions.

Note: Some models may differ in their requirements. Please consult your Owner's Manual for complete information.