MINI Experts Serving Santa Cruz, CA
MINIs are small cars known for their speed, flexibility, and appearance. Because they’re owned by BMW, it’s no surprise that our European auto shop specializes in MINI vehicles as one of our core focuses. For much of our 40-plus years, Catalpa Street Garage has offered MINI repair services for all years and models, including Coopers, Hardtops, Countrymen, Clubmen, and others. Our ASE-certified technicians are also certified by MINI, so they have the knowledge and experience needed to perform dealership-level maintenance and repairs. We’re a better alternative to your local dealership because we offer friendly service at a better price, ensuring you have a better experience. It doesn’t matter if you need an oil change, check engine light diagnostics, or major transmission repairs — our trained team is always here to help. We’re open Monday through Friday, so stop by and visit us today at 2844 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
Common MINI Problems
Every vehicle manufacturer is famous for having certain faults in their car lineup, and MINI is no exception. With MINI Coopers, for example, one of the most common issues is with its water pump or thermostat housing, which are highly prone to leaks at around 50,000 miles, so they’ll need to be replaced by then. Coopers are also well-known for losing power steering, which has resulted in both a class-action lawsuit and a recall. The power steering pump should be regularly inspected, and if it has leaks or performance issues, it should be replaced. Transmission issues are also common among MINI’s inventory, such as shaking, jumping during shifts, delayed shifting, and even complete transmission failure. When you bring your car in for maintenance, our technicians will inspect your transmission and ensure it’s up-to-date on critical maintenance items, such as replacing the transmission fluid. We’re experienced in correcting any of the above issues and more, so if your MINI needs repairs, leave it to our trained team.
Book Your MINI’s Next Appointment
At Catalpa Street Garage, our goal is to delight our customers by repairing their cars’ issues within a warm, friendly environment. This starts by offering full transparency into our process, which is why we always review our recommendations with you before we ever make any repairs. And if we can’t make a diagnosis or perform the repairs, there’s no charge to you. Fortunately, our shop is AAA-approved and has the ASE Blue Seal, so we’re confident we’ll make any repair right the first time. That’s also why we’ve partnered with TechNet to offer a 24-month/24,000-mile nationwide warranty, giving you peace of mind that our vehicle is covered. Whether you’re looking for MINI repairs, maintenance, or upgrades, our specialists can do it all. Just schedule your next appointment with our online scheduling tool or give us a call at (831) 464-2269.