Mini Coopers are great cars, but that doesn’t mean their batteries last forever. If your Mini suffers from a dying battery, there are a few signs to look out for. Identifying battery issues with a Mini Cooper ensures you can get replacements when you need them and extend the life of your car. You might be able to salvage the battery with a jumpstart, but it’s still worth taking the car to get inspected.
Ideally, your Mini will turn on just by pushing a button. The battery brings it to life, though, and if the battery is weak or dying, it might take a while for the car to start up. Meanwhile, you may hear clicks or whirring sounds as the car attempts to come alive, or the engine crank might be slow.
Dash Works, Car Doesn’t
Sometimes, you only have enough battery power to turn on the electrical components, not the starter. In other cases, your dashboard lights will flicker, which means you’re running so low on power that you can’t keep the lights on. Either way, if your dashboard comes on, but your car fails to start, it’s a battery problem.
Broken Battery Case
A car battery can be damaged through a collision or sharp turns, and if it’s broken, it may begin to leak battery fluid. If you notice that your Mini Cooper’s battery is cracked, then it should be replaced by a professional immediately.
Luxury Vehicle Repair Services
If your Mini Cooper has an issue with its battery, you shouldn’t wait to get it inspected or replaced by a professional. At The British Garage, we specialize in repairing luxury vehicles, including Mini Coopers. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get back on the road.