Mini Coopers are special cars. Driven by racecar drivers and car enthusiasts, as well as average drivers and families, they are loved by all who have the privilege of getting behind the wheel of one. The German design and engineering backing these special little cars creates a reliable, durable, and simply outstanding automotive model that the auto industry is proud to get behind. With supercharged and turbocharged options, these cars are little giants; however, they require ongoing specialized care in order to live up to their hype. One way to care for your supercharged MINI is to keep up on supercharger oil maintenance. Supercharger oil plays an important role in making sure your MINI lives up to its image and performance standards. In this article, we’ll go over why supercharger oil is important for your MINI and how you can best integrate it into your car’s ongoing care.
How Does a Supercharger Affect Your MINI’s Performance?
A supercharged MINI is a force to be reckoned with, yet they are surprisingly common in the stock MINI models. Supercharged MINIs are highly customizable, making it easy to adapt to a driver’s unique conditions and preferences, but that’s not all; superchargers significantly enhance your Mini Cooper’s performance by maximizing the airflow coming into the engine. When your engine can receive more airflow, it is better able to generate power—horsepower. Superchargers are rarely complete without a modified exhaust system, which makes the airflow both in and out much more efficient and streamlined. This provides the MINI driver with plenty of areas of opportunity to update and modify their cars, but these systems also require specialized care in order to perform well over time.
Why is specialty oil important for a Mini?
Specialty supercharger oil is essential for your MINI for a number of reasons. The supercharger system requires lubrication, just as an engine does. Supercharger oil works to protect your engine to keep it from straining or undergoing additional stress due to the additional amount of air intake. To make sure your MINI’s supercharger receives the care it needs, you will find specialized instructions, parts, and maintenance requirements in your MINI’s owner’s manual, as well as a step-by-step guideline for how to best care for your MINI and the supercharger system as time goes on. So, let’s talk a little more in detail about why supercharger oil is important:
The right kind of supercharger oil for your MINI will do a few important things in terms of optimizing its performance. Not only does it help to maximize airflow and horsepower, but it also can help maximize your car’s fuel economy, which can help you save more on gas—even though Mini Coopers are already known for their excellent gas mileage. Since supercharger oil is relatively inexpensive, this is a great way to save money in the long run.
Protects your MINI’s engine
Engines undergo plenty of stress; just imagine all the heat and pressure that all those moving parts generate! This can lead to engine parts wearing and corroding over time, which is a normal part of the vehicle aging process. However, using the designated type of supercharger oil your MINI requires can keep parts efficiently lubricated and prevent excessive wear or premature failure of parts.
What we can do to help you
The MINI enthusiasts and experts here at Foreign Automotive have provided consistent, reliable, and affordable specialized care for MINI vehicles since 1992. Our clients come from all over the areas of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, ON for our honest, trustworthy services and our specific expertise in German engineered cars. We have a genuine passion for Mini Coopers, and we love coming up with creative and reliable ways to enhance their performance, satisfy their drivers, and optimize their capabilities. Supercharger and exhaust systems are an excellent way to enhance these tiny little cars, as they are designed to out-perform even the most well known racecars on the streets. If you would like to know more about our qualifications working with MINIs or would like to expand your knowledge about your MINI’s supercharger and how to care for it, please contact us right away.
* Mini Cooper image credit goes to: zodebala.