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MINI won't start (or with difficulty)? Our local mechanics will resolve things.



We work with 15,211 friendly, professional garages and mechanics nationwide. Whatever the symptoms (e.g. a clicking noise, an issue with cold starts or 'hot starting', or after a long drive), one of our specialists will put things right.

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Top garages for MINI My Car Won't Start (8,871 found)
RTJ Autos Ltd
649 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

RTJ Autos Ltd is a Vat registered independent local garage. We provide servicing, repair & diagnostics for all makes and models, specialising in Saab and Vauxhall. We have dealer level diagnostic equipment for all makes and models of vehicles. Our 3 technicians are fully qualified, and will happily discuss any questions or queries you may have with you before undertaking any work, ensuring you are aware of the work required and keeping you informed as we progress.

We also have a comfortable waiting area which has satellite TV and a bean to cup coffee machine for your use. We also provide a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind.

We are relatively new to this website, however, please do have a look at the feedback on our Facebook page as you can see many positive reviews left from our existing customers which proves we always go that extra mile above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy with our service.

PLEASE NOTE: We accept cash, card payments or bank transfers by way of payment.

John Dolbear Tyre & Auto Services Ltd
64 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.1 / 5

John Dolbear Tyre and Auto Services are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

MTECH Auto Services
405 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey Sussex and Kent, coming to carry out repairs and servicing at a location and time to suit you. With being mobile, I have less overheads and so I can offer you a more competitively priced quote without compromising on the quality of my workmanship. I use good quality parts and all supplied parts come with a parts and labour warranty for your peace of mind.

I first started out working with main dealer Toyota, where I completed my apprenticeship and continued to work for 13 years. During my time there, the garage became a duel franchise of both Toyota and Citroen, and so I would say I have specialist knowledge of these two makes of cars.

Following my time there, I worked for a well-known local independent garage as a Senior Technician before deciding to start up my own garage. I developed my garage to a point where I had 5 staff working for me, however, I felt that this was not nearly as hands on as I enjoy and so I sold my business and have now decided to work alone as a mobile mechanic.

Bennett's Service Centre
1354 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

We have been established since 2008 and was based in Kidderminster, but at the start of 2014 we relocated to Halesowen and now from August 2016 Have moved to Stourbridge, Lye, to a new Unit. We pride ourselves on the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled in a wide range of makes and models. Customer service is a high priority, we like to make sure our customers return to us year after year. Our reliable and honest service ensures that we always give the best advice for your car. We take all of our customer’s feedback very constructively and strive to satisfy all our customer's needs. We are now offering many more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, clutch replacements, timing belts/chains and many more. Why not call in and join our loyalty program, Free safety check and battery test. If you need to do some shopping or fancy something to eat whilst we work on your car, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is local. We look forward to seeing you.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1723 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Peterhead Terraclean & Auto Services
15 Jobs Completed
Peterhead
5.0 / 5

I started my career in a Fiat/Hyundai dealership for 2 years and completed
my apprenticeship with a VW/Audi garage and was there 3 years. I moved to work in auto electrics for 4 years to gain more experience. I moved back to the mechanical side working for a Ford garage in Peterhead for 4 years. In 2017 I set-up my own business trading as Peterhead Terraclean & Auto Services. I cover all makes/models & repairs specialist Terraclean Operator.

New Garage (Harnham)
70 Jobs Completed
Salisbury
5.0 / 5

New Garage (Harnham) ltd was established in 1984 and has been providing quality vehicle repairs and servicing in the Salisbury area for over the past 30 years. Our 4 highly trained and experienced mechanics/technicians have over 90 years of combined experience between them working on motor vehicles. We work with all makes and models and specialise in Electric and hybrid vehicles; the technology for these vehicles has been developing greatly over the last 20 years and we have kept up to date with all the technology, tools and training to be able to repair and service electric/hybrid vehicles of all makes and models.

We are an RAC Approved garage and we only use high quality parts and all parts and labour we provide come with a standard 12-month warranty for added peace of mind. If you need your car picked up, a lift home or a courtesy car please let us know and we will do all we can to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you.

MZM Automotive
169 Jobs Completed
Newton Abbot
5.0 / 5

We are a family run local business providing a professional and personal service, with over 20 years experience.

We offer a complete range of automotive services to all makes and models of cars, vans and light commercials. This includes MOT’S, welding, diagnostics, clutches, cambelts, tyres and servicing. Courtesy Cars are available along with a collection and delivery service.

We can cater for the individual or any fleet customers. We always have a large stock of used cars and vans available to view on-site. Vehicle recovery service is also available.

We are pleased to be able to offer Payment Assist for those unexpected vehicle repair bills.

We are proud to be an RAC Approved Garage, a Registered Member of The Good Garage Scheme and a part of the AA Tow In Network & Garage Guide.

A Dixon Autos Ltd
425 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.6 / 5

A Dixon Autos is a mobile vehicle maintenance and enhancement company owned and run by Tony Dixon.

Tony has worked in the motor trade ever since leaving school, and in 26 years he’s amassed a broad range of technical skills, got to know cars inside out, and also learned a thing or two about great customer service.

During his 20 years in recovery services, including the AA, Tony has received literally hundreds of commendations from customers whom he’s helped. His experience means he’s ideally placed to provide swift diagnoses and carry out accurate, reliable work when dealing with vehicles of all kinds.

As we are a mobile service we can come to you! So, whether; your car isn’t running quite right; has failed it’s MOT emissions test; you’ve got a warning light on your dash; you want to improve you car’s performance, MPG or BHP; want to protect your alloys from kerbs and potholes - we’ve got a service for you!

Jupiter Garage
220 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.5 / 5

Do you need your car serviced or repaired? Then look no further – Jupiter Garage are here to help! We are an independently owned female friendly garage based in Sheffield, and our mechanics have over 25 years of experience and knowledge behind them. We are happy to work on any car, regardless of the make and model, as well as light commercial vehicles.

Our mechanical services include but are not limited to; MOTs, diagnostics, welding, clutches, exhausts and brakes.

If you have a look for us on Google, you will see that we have over 70 different feedback and we hope that this will offer you peace of mind. So whilst we may be new to the website, we are not new when it comes to customer satisfaction and repairing cars!

LM MOTOR CLINIC
33 Jobs Completed
KIlmarnock
5.0 / 5

Located in a prime location in Kilmarnock, a state of the art centre offering repairs, servicing, diagnostics, exhausts and tyres for all makes of cars and vans. We also do Pre and Post MOT work for all vehicles. Recovery service offered. Free pre-winter checks.

PINNACLE AUTOMOTIVE AUDI VW SEAT SKODA SPECIALISTS
17 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

Pinnacle Automotive

Mobile-mechanic
1243 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

HiQ Enfield
90 Jobs Completed
Enfield
5.0 / 5

HiQ Enfield is part of the HiQ network covering over 100 centres within the UK. Our services include Tyres, Car Servicing, MOT Class 4&7, 3D Wheel Alignment, Air Con Re-gas, Exhausts, Brakes Discs and Pads and much more. We are based in EN1 close to the A10.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2582 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

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MINI My Car Won't Start Specialist

Average rating for  MINI My Car Won't Start  bookings

4.80

5 reviews

My Car Wont Start

Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about getting your car to start. However, if you would like more information, we have the produced the following guide to help you understand the subject in greater detail.

There are a variety of reasons for a MINI not starting as there are many systems which effect the mechanism for starting an engine.

If your MINI won’t start it can be extremely irritating as there may be no way of knowing what the problem is. You may have a minor issue that you could resolve with a small amount of maintenance or it could be a major problem that requires a professionally trained mechanic to diagnose and repair.

If your MINI is not starting the best thing to do is get a mechanic to come out to where you live and take a look at the vehicle which you can do by entering your details in the form above.

If you would like to learn what the problem may be, read on!

No start on a rainy day

If your MINI seems to be working fine on a dry day but won’t start when it’s raining, it’s likely that the distributer cap has moisture inside. Fortunately, this is not disastrous and will not require a huge amount of repair work from a mechanic. All that is involved in the service is using solvent to evaporate moisture from the unit.

If you think you can carry out this job and know where your distribution cap is, it is essential that you keep the following points in mind.

  • Only use a lint free rag
  • Only use clean solvent as even a speck of petrol mixed in will cause an explosion within your car.

This is the easiest job to self-diagnose and complete without the help of a mechanic however the following issues should be referred onto a professional should you see these symptoms in your own MINI.

  • The car engine starts but then dies
  • The car engine makes a clicking noise and won’t start
  • The car cranks over but won’t start
  • The car is silent when you turn the key in the ignition
  • The car won’t start on cold mornings
  • The engine misses while idling
  • The engine misses or hesitates during acceleration
  • The engine knocks or pings

There is no way of knowing what could be causing you an issue so it is essential that you have a mechanic assess your car asap. If yourMINI battery has died this will be an easier problem to resolve as all that is required is a jump from another vehicle.

If you need to jump start your MINI due to a dead battery, follow these instructions. However, don’t forget to have your vehicle checked by a mechanic even if a jump start works.

  • Find your jump cables
  • Line another car up and park it, leaving both ignitions off
  • Remove the caps from each battery
  • Connect the cables
  • Attach one of the red clips to the positive terminal of your battery (it will have POS or a plus sign on it and it may be bigger than the negative terminal)
  • Attach the red clip on the other end to the terminal of the other car.
  • Attach one of the black clips to the negative terminal of the working cars battery
  • Attach the other end of the black clip to a surface area of unpainted metal on the car that isn’t working (somewhere far away from the carburettor or battery)
  • Try to start your engine

If the engine starts, brilliant! Take a drive around as this will recharge the battery.

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If it doesn’t, go back and make sure the cables are all attached properly and let the other car run for five minutes or so.

If the MINI still won’t start, then it is likely your car has a major issue that you should get a mechanic to look as soon as possible.

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price is not always easy. We work with a network of 8,000 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find a competitive repair deal for you.

To find the best garages available in your area:

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking the repair online.

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