Dragon Auto Works is South Wales premier independent Mini specialist, offering dealer level support, servicing and diagnostics at affordable prices.
The new block exemption rules mean you no longer have to use a main dealer for servicing your car whilst under warranty.
Servicing your car at Dragon Automotive will not affect your manufacturers warranty and will save you money.
The theory is that the vehicle manufacturer should know best on what maintenance is required to keep the car functioning at its best.
The problem with that is that Mini may have different expectations on the lifespan of your car than you do!
Most car manufacturers feel that 100000 miles or 10 years is the expected lifespan but in Mini’s case their service packs actually only seem to be up to 5 years or 50000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Whilst we can deliver the service schedules exactly as BMW would, we also go the extra mile to provide the kind of maintenance required for your car to last 200000 miles at least!
The real question is, are car manufacturers actually trying to push us all into a throw-away car society that has a new vehicle every three to five years?
Most of us don’t particularly want to waste that much money changing cars every few years. It’s bad enough how much the car depreciates in no time at all.
So are the schedules and maintenance plans actually created with your best interests at heart?
Or are they actually designed to maintain the car to the minimal so that it will conveniently develop a fault just as the service plan period expires, an encouraging motivation for you to part ex it for a nice new one. The answer probably depends on how cynical you are!
Once you're one of our customers, we'll do everything we can to keep you as our customer.
We like to give away some extras to our servicing customers to show our appreciation for your custom, these include:
Obviously oil is a vital requirement for your engine, fairly obvious stuff that.
However it's easy to forget to check the level & a surprisingly large number of people think that because it's a new or newish car, it doesn't need checking.
In actual fact, statistics show that 1 in 3 cars are in need of an oil top up right now & your car could easily be one of them.
Don't assume that a sensor will warn you, by the time it does engine wear and damage may have already occurred. Fancy gambling with the engine?
Modern driving conditions and performance requirements mean your engine works harder than ever to provide the modern drivers experience and as such a good quality oil is absolutely essential to minimise wear and maximise operation. Dragon always use the recommended oils of the right specifications and we sell it without an astronomical premium too.
Cheap imported copies may seem like an easy way to save on the cost of servicing but in reality they are very much a false economy.
You should always remember the purpose of the filters. Do you really want an oil filter that isn't doing its job of filtering the contaminates?
More to the point, do you really want the expensive repair bill or hassle of a broken car if you don't?
OE (Original Equipment) has been approved and meets all the requirements. It is manufactured to the original specifications for your vehicle and has the manufacturer stamp of approval. Dragon will only fit genuine OE manufacturer approved parts to your vehicle. We firmly believe in top quality parts.
We want you to get maximum value for money from your Mini and not need expensive repairs as a result of minimal servicing.
Our company vision is to make money by being very busy & very popular. We focus on being consumer orientated, working with you to build a relationship based on trust & good value for money
There's no cutting corners in our workshop, we keep our prices lower and offer a better than franchised dealer alternative by slashing costs.
If you want honest inpartial advice without a hard sales push! It's us you need
If you just want competitively priced tyres! Give us a call
If you want a Mini CBS Service like the dealer does it without the associated pricetag! Get In Touch
If you want a performance upgrade or retrofit! Not problem at Dragon
Whatever your car needs we can deliver it & we'll be cheaper than the dealer.
Quality control matters a lot to us, we have stringent procedures in place to ensure that the car is all done and ready for you to have back. We don't want you to have any problems. Test drives are an essential part of this process.
Rest assured that your car is covered by our comprehensive insurance at all times and that all our technicians are fully covered to drive the car. However if this is a problem for you, please advise the customer service team before leaving your car.