Often considered a true British icon, the Mini is originally a product of the British Motor Corporation, which began production in 1959. Adapting a “less is more” attitude towards car building, Sir Alec Issigonis designed a small, front wheel drive vehicle with the wheels placed as far near the corners as possible. This created a large floorpan that could accommodate much more passengers and luggage than many thought was possible. Originally marketed as an Austin or a Morris vehicle, the Mini name became its own marque in 1969. John Cooper, an influential rally racer, created souped up Minis for racing duty, and his name still carries on today. Mini was purchased by BMW in 1994 and led to the creation of the new MINI brand, which is still very popular today. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential vehicle of the 20th century, behind only the Ford Model T.
Build and branded by BMW, the new MINI is a great, fun car with lots of character. With many specially made parts, it is very important to have your MINI inspected often by trained professionals. At Blackstone Auto Care Centers, we specialize in all MINI repairs. Whether it be warranty service, preventative maintenance or complete overhauls, you can trust that Blackstone Auto Care Centers can complete the job in a complete and efficient manner. Give Blackstone Auto Care Centers a call today to schedule an appointment and experience the finest in customer service and repairs that only the best facility in Houston can offer.