Every new vehicle a manufacturer puts out is to some degree unique. Certain makes and models are therefore more likely to suffer issues than others. As the Hampshire area’s trusted specialist for BMW repairs, Mini repairs, BMW servicing and Mini servicing – we’ve built a huge wealth of knowledge regarding these two fantastic manufacturers. So we’re quick to spot common issues, and offer speedy repairs that less specialist garages can struggle to provide.
In this article, we’ve looked some common BMW and Mini issues so that you can have a good idea what to look out for. If you’re suffering from any of these issues, or something less common, don’t hesitate to the Brystone team on 023 8066 1010. From BMW repairs and Mini repairs, to BMW servicing and Mini servicing – we deliver all automotive services at affordable prices, and to a standard of excellence you won’t find with competing garages in the Hampshire area.
VIBRATING WHEELS WHEN BRAKING
A common issue that can be disconcerting when first experienced, is wheels vibrating when the breaks are applied. This is most common with the 3 series. If not dealt with via prompt BMW repairs at a garage like ours in Hampshire, it can quickly worsen. Regular BMW servicing can reduce the likelihood of the issue emerging in the first place.
FAILED ALTERNATOR BRACKET SEAL
The BMW 4.4 often suffers from this issue, which is usually due to wear and tear over an extended period of time. Hampshire motorists shouldn’t risk putting off BMW repairs or BMW servicing, as it can lead to oil leaks that make their way into parts of the engine, causing significant damage that’s expensive to put right.
The most common for transmission failure we encounter when providing Mini repairs to Hampshire motorists, especially those with older vehicles, is neglect to change transmission fluid at the appropriate intervals. In most cases, motorists should have it changed between 30,000 and 40,000 miles. We can keep track of when you had your last change and when its due, should you use our garage for regular Mini servicing.
ELECTRIC POWER STEERING PUMP FAILURE
While relatively common as far as Mini repairs go, Hampshire motorists who experience electric power steering pump failure should ensure that their garage of choice looks at other components like the cooling fan, as it’s a great opportunity. Often, vehicles suffering this problem are in poor shape, which you can avoid by investing in regular Mini servicing.