MINI Engine Repair in Orange County

Coast Motor Werk knows and understands MINIs. We have handpicked all our technicians because of their high level of knowledge, expertise, and passion for MINIs. We aren’t just mechanics – we are owners and enthusiasts, just like you.

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Bring your MINI to any of our four CMW locations, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, or Rancho Santa Margarita, and we’ll get you in right away and service your car’s engine.

Because we specialize in MINIs, our diagnostics are precise and accurate and most of our repairs can be done same-day. Our mechanics are paid salary – rather than commission like the dealership employees – which means we aren’t motivated to sell you on services and repairs you don’t really need.

We keep everything on the up and up; we are dedicated to honesty, integrity, and value to our customers. Bottom line, we’ll treat you like family and your MINI as if it were our own.

We’ll take a look at your car regardless of your warranty status, and we promise to only recommend repairs you actually need. We’ll show you exactly where the problems are and let YOU make the decision.

We stand behind our work with an industry-leading 3 year or 36,000 mile warranty.

MINI Engine Repair in Orange County

Engine problems are terrifying to just about every car owner out there. Here’s how to tell if your engine might be in trouble, or just in need of a little TLC.

Check Engine Light

Ah, the dreaded “Check Engine” light. What does it mean? Is it serious? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. So how can you know? Well, if you have a scan tool, plug that bad boy in and take a look. It’ll tell you if your gas cap isn’t screwed on tight, or if you have a real issue with your engine. In that case, bring your MINI into Coast Motor Werk and we’ll get your car in tip top shape and to you in no time.

If you don’t own a scan tool, give us a call. We’ll give you some things to check on your own, and if necessary, we’ll have you bring in your MINI to be checked out by our team of master mechanics.

Be on the lookout for other symptoms of engine trouble, such as:

  • rapid oil consumption
  • excessive smoke from the tailpipe
  • banging or tapping noises
  • jerking, or otherwise not driving smoothly
  • sudden and major loss of power
  • foul smells

Weird Noises

If it sounds like someone is taking a hammer to the metal under your hood, it could mean problems with your engine. Best to call your trusted MINI engine repair shop and explain the sounds to your mechanic.

Noise under the hood can be symptomatic of detonation in the engine’s cylinders. This happens when gasoline prematurely ignites in the cylinders’ combustion chamber. It could result in piston damage and costly repairs.

Excessive Smoke

Blue smoke from the tailpipe is a sure sign of engine trouble. It means oil is escaping from its intended passageways within the engine and is being burned along with fuel.

White smoke means water condensation or antifreeze has mixed with the fuel supply.

In either case, you can keep adding coolant or antifreeze to your MINI’s cooling system, which will keep the car from overheating, but the smartest move would be to get your MINI checked out as soon as possible.

Smoke coming out from under the hood probably means your engine has overheated.

Contact Coast Motor Werk for all your MINI engine repair questions. We look forward to hearing from you!