I mentioned yesterday how the MINI Cooper was sick and had to be towed to the dealer. They said they wouldn’t get to work on it until Thursday night, and sure enough I got a call this morning that they were done. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a loaner so we’ll have to drive out to pick it up.
Commenter Amanda mentioned the “MINI Reunite” program where they would drive it back here, but I decided that Stacie and I could use the time to go out to eat in Virginia (the car is in Sterling), maybe to my friend’s restaurant, Saravana Palace (did I ever mention it was ranked #21 on the Washingtonian’s Cheap Eats list?).
So what was wrong with the car? Well, I sent it in because it wouldn’t start and the coolant tank was empty. Here’s what they came back with:
- They replaced the battery
- They pressure-tested the coolant system twice and couldn’t find a leak so they just refilled the tank
- They found a leak in the power steering pump so they replaced it
And all this was free of charge under warranty. I didn’t even know there was anything wrong with the power steering, so kudos to them for finding it!
Oh, and FYI, I only have about 17 more stars to get as Luigi in Super Mario Galaxy. I have to say some of the levels are tricky since he runs and moves so differently than Mario!