Originally a British brand, the Mini Cooper is now a product of the German automaker BMW. It’s a sporty ride with a history as a contender at the Monte Carlo Rally in the mid to late 60’s. The ASE Certified Technicians at Kneble’s Auto Service Center have the expertise to perform diagnostic services and repairs on your Mini Cooper and help you keep it running at peak performance.
Your Mini Cooper is equipped with onboard computer systems that monitor and regulate many facets of your vehicle’s operation including fuel delivery, exhaust emissions, anti-lock brakes, smart airbags, navigation system, driving modes, transmission operation, parking assistant, crash sensor system, entertainment system, and much more.
The onboard computer modules in your Mini Cooper employ sensors to monitor the various systems that they control in your vehicle. If a sensor detects a reading that is out of range, it will often cause a check engine light to illuminate on the dashboard and store a diagnostic trouble code (DTC). Our technicians have the equipment and expertise to analyze diagnostic trouble codes which can aid in the diagnosis of your vehicle.
There are a few common issues that would cause a check engine light to come on in your Mini Cooper.
Loose Gas Cap – Although it may not sound like a big problem, a loose gas cap can allow harmful emissions to be released into the environment which is why this can cause your check engine light to come on as a warning.
Overdue for a Tune-Up – If your spark plugs are worn out, this will affect your car’s performance, and ultimately it can impact the readings from your oxygen sensor and cause your check engine light to come on.
Faulty Sensor – The most common culprits (faulty sensors) on these vehicles are the oxygen (O2) sensor and the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.
Catalytic Converter Failure – This is a key component in your exhaust emissions control system and if it fails, it will likely cause your check engine light to come on due to improper exhaust emission levels. This is usually not a concern with low mileage vehicles.
This list is only meant to help you become familiar with some common issues related to check engine lights. It is not to be used for diagnostic purposes, as a diagnostic test should be performed by a qualified technician who can interpret trouble codes and make a formal diagnosis of your vehicle.
Kneble’s Auto Service Center is equipped with specialized diagnostic equipment for the diagnosis and repair of Mini Coopers. This allows our customers to have us handle service and repairs for their vehicles without having to go to the dealership.
Using state of the art diagnostic tools, we can troubleshoot and/or program the following on your Mini Cooper:
- On-Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD)
- Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) / Check Engine Light Diagnostics
- Emission Control Systems
- Engine Control Modules and Related Sensors
- Transmission Control Modules (TCM) and Related Sensors
- Navigation /Journey Mate (Trip Planning App)
- Antilock Brake Systems (ABS)
- Smart Airbag Control Modules and Related Sensors
- Computer Software Updates
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Mini Connected / Touch Controller
- Heads Up Display
- Parking Assistant
- Crash Sensor System
Ready to Make An Appointment For Your Mini Cooper Diagnostic Service?
At Kneble’s Auto Service Center we always want to make the process of getting your car serviced as convenient as possible. To ensure that we can get your car inspected in a timely manner, we ask that you make an appointment.
We are able to accommodate those who desire to wait for their Mini Cooper Diagnostic Service as we feature a comfortable waiting area complete with TV, complimentary refreshments, a library, desk, and a charging station. And yes, we even have free Wi-Fi!
Please note that we offer a shuttle service within a 10-mile radius of the shop (Atlantic City, Dorothy, Estell Manor, Pleasantville, Egg Harbor City, and surrounding areas).
Frequently Asked Questions About Mini Cooper Diagnostic Service
If you prefer genuine Mini Cooper parts, please let us know when you bring your vehicle in and we will accommodate this request.
The check engine light is designed to give you a warning that there is a problem with your vehicle. Our best recommendation is to bring the vehicle in for a diagnostic checkup at your earliest convenience to avoid further damage or a breakdown.
In the perfect scenario, the check engine light would come on to give you warning of any problems or potential problems with your vehicle. There are instances, however, where a failure can occur without warning.