MINI Pothole Damage Check

MINI Pothole Damage Check

Book a free pothole check with Dick Lovett MINI

Free MINI pothole damage check

Hitting a particularly nasty pothole in your MINI can make your heart sink – that loud thud is enough to send shivers down your spine. Driving over a pothole can cause significant damage to your MINI – some of which you might not even notice, or be obvious at first inspection.

Invisible damage includes bent alloys or problems with wheel alignment, which then affects steering and might cause your car to pull to one side. So, while you might think hitting a pothole hasn’t caused any issues for your vehicle, you should never ignore a potential problem – thankfully, the team at Dick Lovett MINI in Bristol, Hungerford (near Andover and Newbury), Melksham (near Bath) and Swindon are here to put your mind at ease.

A MINI pothole check is free of charge, and if our technicians find any damage that needs repairing, they can carry out that work too. To help with any repair costs, we offer 0% finance for up to six months if your bill is over £250*.

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Benefits of Getting a MINI Pothole Check

Benefits of Getting a MINI Pothole Check

Why should I get a MINI pothole check?

MINIs are designed to turn heads and perform to exceptionally high standards out on the road. They’ve been tweaked to perfection during the design process and offer a memorable driving experience every time you hop behind the wheel.

A MINI pothole check will therefore ensure that all parts are working in harmony and that nothing is out of sync – pothole damage might not always be obvious to identify, but can cause multiple problems.

One of the most common is wheel alignment, which can then see tyres wearing prematurely, leading to higher fuel consumption and potential safety issues in terms of reduced grip and reliability. 

Pothole damage to car suspension can impact the overall performance and comfort of your MINI, so let the experts step in and help when needed.

Why Choose Dick Lovett for your Pothole Check?

As an approved MINI dealership, we love your MINI as much as you do and understand how to keep your pride and joy in tip-top condition by providing top-class after sales care. We offer trusted servicing and repairs for your car, with all Dick Lovett dealerships staffed by MINI trained technicians and equipped with state-of-the-art servicing and repair facilities. 

Our MINI Service Centres in Bristol, Hungerford, Melksham and Swindon are extremely well-equipped to deal with all aspects of your car’s maintenance and we only ever use genuine MINI parts.

All parts come with a two-year warranty, so if they need replacing within that time – which is unlikely – you’re covered for replacements. We’re a go-to for extensive MINI pothole checks and are here to help whenever you need us. Your car is in safe hands with us.

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Why book with Dick Lovett MINI

  • Expert Technicians
  • Specialist imaging equipment technology
  • Wheels examined
  • Full safety inspection
  • Personalised video
  • Advice on safety recalls
  • MINI washed and vacuumed
What to Check After Hitting a Pothole

What to Check After Hitting a Pothole

Common signs of pothole damage

Pothole damage can be extensive, depending on how deep the pothole was and how hard you hit it. Your car may have suffered wheel, tyre or suspension damage as a result of hitting a pothole.

If you fear you may have hit a pothole, stop the vehicle as soon as it’s safe to do so. Then, run through some quick checks yourself. If you don’t know what to check after hitting a pothole, start with inspecting your MINI for signs of any visible damage to tyres and wheels.

If you can still drive the vehicle, look out for vibrations as you hold the steering wheel. You might also find the car pulls to one side, too. These are signs of pothole damage to the wheel alignment.

Don’t continue to drive your car. Contact Dick Lovett MINI for a thorough assessment and a pothole check.

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How Much Does a MINI Pothole Check Cost?

Our MINI pothole checks carried out by experienced MINI specialists are free. This means your car will get a thorough once over, without you having to pay a penny. If work is needed, we’ll provide a competitive quote and will talk you through any repairs that are needed before we start the work. If the wheels of your MINI have become misaligned as a result of hitting a pothole, our approved technicians will carry out a wheel alignment service for £149, including VAT. For repair costs of £250 and over, we offer 0% APR finance plans, allowing you to spread payments over a maximum period of six months*.

Book Your Free MINI Pothole Check

Book your free MINI pothole check today for peace of mind. Our specialist team will do all they can to get you back on the road as quickly as possible in a MINI that’s nothing but impressive.

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