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How To Maximize the Life of Your Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

We dearly love Mini Coopers. In fact, we love them just as much as the Asian vehicles we repair and service at Primarily Japanese. They are like street-legal go-karts that are fun to drive. However, Mini Coopers are known for some common repair issues.

Here are the top mechanical issues we commonly see in Mini Coopers:


  1. Power window issues.
  2. Clutch failure.
  3. Pump failure in both steering and water pumps.
  4. Transmission issues.
  5. Thermostat housing leakage.
  6. Broken plastic front radiator support.
  7. Variable valve timing issues.
  8. Rattling timing chains.

Though this list of Mini Cooper repair issues may scare you, please don’t let it. Because our team has owned Minis and has serviced them for many years, we are aware of these issues and know to keep an extra eye on them.


Mini Coopers are well known for their precision and driving capabilities. As a result, Mini Coopers are often driven hard and put through their paces by their owners. When drivers test a Mini to its limits, and drive it daily on long commutes, these driving patterns will create understandable wear and tear. At Primarily Japanese, it is our job to be aware of mechanical issues, notify our Mini Cooper clients of issues that need attention, and stay on top of those issues so your Mini remains reliable and fun to drive.

Your safety is our top priority, and that is why we hope you will consider bringing your Mini Cooper, and all your other vehicles to Primarily Japanese in Tucson. To get started, either schedule your appointment online, or call us at 520-447-3181.

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