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Car Won't Shift into 1st Gear? You May Not Need a New Clutch.

by Brian England on Mon, Jun 20, 2016


Sometimes knowing a little can get you into big trouble. We have all done it. We start what seems like a small job, like plumbing, and have it turn out to be a major issue --the kind of problem that makes you wish you had called the plumber in the first place.

Not long ago, I received a plea for help from an owner of a Mini Cooper via a comment on the BA Auto Care blog. The Mini owner was having an issue with 1st gear. He would select 1st gear, release the clutch, and nothing would happen. He got advice from two friends who were mechanics, talked to a local dealership technician, and did some online research -- lots of advice from lots of resources.

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Topics: Mini Cooper, do-it-yourself, clutch

"It's So Easy to Change a Car Bulb!"

by Brian England on Mon, Oct 07, 2013

It's so easy to change a bulb.  It's so easy to change a bulb.
People say don’t be a fool, but, here I go, I'll break this rule.
It seems so easy, oh so doggone easy.
It seems so easy...

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Topics: do-it-yourself, changing auto headlights, bulbs, car, auto

Do-it-Yourself Mini Cooper Auto Repair -- When Can it Cost You More?

by Brian England on Tue, Apr 10, 2012

While interest in tinkering with cars as a hobby has been waning, when it comes to the Mini Cooper, things are different.  There are still a lot of people who enjoy working on these cars as well as having fun driving them.

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Topics: mini auto repair, do-it-yourself, proper auto diagnosis

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