Looking for a good Mini mechanic you can trust?
Look no further than European Motor Cars. We’ve been providing quality service and repair of Mini automobiles in the greater Atlanta area for over 30 years.
Experience. Integrity. Knowledge.
Tune Ups and Oil Filter Services
At European Motor Cars, we believe that a simple tune up and oil filter service can go a long way towards maximizing the performance of your vehicle and keeping an eye on problem areas before they wreak havoc on your Mini. Our mechanics are trained to evaluate your engine components for any signs of impending trouble, as well replace your spark plugs and switch out your filters. Not only do tune ups help extend the life of your Mini, it will give you the peace of mind you need to continue feeling confident while you drive.
It’s never a good feeling to fail an emissions test, and more than anything you’re probably worried about what exactly it is that prevented you from passing, and how much repairing it is going to cost. If your Mini is emitting excessive carbon monoxide or other harmful gases, the problem may take an expert eye. At European Motor Cars, we provide in-depth inspections and diagnostic testing as well as reliable emissions repairs at competitive rates. Whether your Mini has failed emissions due to a simple leaking fuel cap, or is in need of a new oxygen sensor or catalytic converter, we have the tools and equipment necessary to resolve any emissions issue you might encounter.
Electrical System Diagnostics and Repair
The nature of your Mini’s electrical system is that damage or dysfunction can can result in a number of side effects ranging from mild inconveniences to cases where you can’t even start your vehicle. This is because your electrical system revolves around your vehicle’s battery, which powers not only your lights, windows, power steering and other motorized accessories, but your starter and alternator as well. Symptoms of electrical malfunction include blown fuses, abnormal system crossovers (for example, rolling up your electric windows and having your windshield wipers engage instead), or a battery that’s power is draining for seemingly no reason. Our technicians can take an in-depth look into your vehicle’s electrical system and make repairs and replacements so that everything can return to functioning as it should.
Heating and A/C Repair
If your vehicle’s heat or air conditioning isn’t functioning properly, a trip to European Motor Cars for a professional inspection may be all it takes to uncover the problem and handle it accordingly. Our technicians can detect leaks, malfunctioning valves, fans, pumps and motors, and provide fluid flushing and replacement if we find that your refrigerant was improperly charged. If you’re looking for thorough and reliable services to restore your Mini’s climate control functions to perfect condition, European Motor Cars is your destination for complete customer satisfaction.
Shocks and Struts
When it comes to shocks and struts, the type equipped varies depending on the vehicle. This is why it’s important to only leave your Mini in the hands of professionals who specialize in European automobiles. There are a few signs that Mini owners should take notice of when it comes to needing new shocks and struts: the swaying or leaning of your vehicle while turning, the presence of leaks from your shocks or struts, stiff or noisy steering, excessive bouncing/diving, and uneven tire wear. If your Mini is exhibiting any symptoms that make it difficult to handle your vehicle on uneven surfaces, European Motor Cars can help you determine what the problem is and what the best solution to solve the problem will be.
If you hear a knocking sound coming from underneath the hood of your car, or you see smoke, smell abnormal odors, or experience jerking or stalling of your vehicle, there could be trouble brewing in your engine. While the engine of your Mini is a powerful and sophisticated machine in its own right, no machine can go without maintenance forever. Every vehicle is designed to be occasionally inspected and have parts lubricated, spark plugs changed, and worn pieces of equipment switched out. At European Motor Cars, we provide just this kind of preventative maintenance, along with major engine repairs and total rebuilding services, to ensure that you continue to enjoy your Mini for years to come.
Brakes have a very important job to do; when you press on your brake pedal, brake fluid travels through your system’s lines from the master cylinder to the calipers, which causes them to clamp down and create the stopping force you need. Within any of these parts, as well as the brake discs, pads, rotors or drums, wear and damage can occur. Of course, whatever negatively affects your braking system will negatively affect your whole driving experience, and in some cases may make it dangerous to operate your Mini at all. At European Motor Cars, you can trust our expert Mini technicians to provide brake services you can rely on, whether you need repairs or replacements to your vehicle’s brakes.
Mufflers and Exhaust
Your Mini’s exhaust system is important because the process involved makes the gases that exit your vehicle quieter and more safe. Although many drivers know about their muffler, it is only one part of a series of pipes and housing that make up your exhaust system. This system begins behind your engine via cylinder heads and runs around other components underneath your vehicle. The emissions traveling through your exhaust are analyzed by O2 sensors and pass through your catalytic converter. If any of these parts aren’t performing at their best, it could mean that the gases are not being transferred properly and are potentially more harmful for both you and the environment around you. If you have any issues with your muffler, leaks in your exhaust, excessive noise you might think is related to this system, taking your Mini to European Motor Cars is a great way for professionals to diagnose the issue and begin finding a solution.
Suspension and Steering
The purpose of a suspension system is to keep you from bouncing around too much while driving or riding in your Mini. If your vehicle seems to sit unevenly, either by swaying from side to side or by one end dipping towards the ground, you should have your suspension system inspected at European Motor Cars for needed repairs. This is especially the case because suspension trouble can lead to further damage of your vehicle, and sometimes you only need a simple repair to make all the difference. Because the steering system moves with your suspension to provide you control over the wheels, our mechanics inspect both systems together to ensure that your Mini’s performance isn’t suffering from complications elsewhere.
Fuel System Repair
The fuel system of your Mini is engineered to produce a very specific amount of fuel for your engine to use, and unfortunately a lot could go wrong and throw off this balance. The fuel injector can become clogged over time thanks to deposits from your gasoline, the fuel pump’s bearings can become worn and noisy and internal check-valves inside of the pump can cause it to seize up. Whatever has gone awry within your Mini’s fuel system, it needs to be evaluated and dealt with before any engine damage becomes a reality.
Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement
Your water pump is an integral part of the cooling system in your Mini. The cooling system does exactly as it sounds; it works to control the temperature of your engine and its many parts. Because your engine always produces a lot of heat while running, water pump failure will lead to overheating and can cause a lot of damage around your engine. This water pump is in virtually the same location as your timing belt, which is another part that helps to ensure engine performance. Without a functioning timing belt, your camshaft and crankshaft can’t work together to make your engine run. At European Motor Cars, we provide expert timing belt and water pump inspections, and in the event that either component is damaged or worn to a serious degree, we can provide reliable replacements.
Your Mini’s transmission is one system that needs to be inspected and serviced by mechanics who are experts in the field. This is because transmission repairs can be as simple as a loose bolt or leak, or as serious and costly as cracked housing. Transmission systems are actually quite delicate in that contaminated or low fluid is enough to do damage, and at European Motor Cars we make sure that whatever the issue is, it’s uncovered and dealt with professionally and reliably. From repairing or replacing components of your transmission to informing you of crucial preventative measures, European Motor Cars are Mini transmission experts.