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Mini cooper owner Eva called and notified us that the emergency alarm of her mini cooper alerted her of its overheating.

We strongly advised her that it was imperative for her to bring the car in so we can take a quick look at it. She finally made it here later of the day.  Sure enough, the coolant completely leaked out of the car and the water was boiling in the reservoir. The leakage was extremely difficult to find due to the compact engine compartment design. It took us almost two hours trying to figure out where exactly it was leaking. Finally, we verified it was the oil filter housing problem.

The first recommendation we gave her was to call the Manufacturer and find out if there was a recall or if the warranty is still in effect to this defect.

We got the good news from her the next morning; the defect is still covered under warranty.

She told us that she had driven the car for about fifty miles despite the alert warning. It was shockingly fortunate that the engine did not blow up from the exhausted coolant level.  Had the engine been damaged; it would be impossible for the warranty to cover that big loss.

If you ever experience such emergency warning while driving, stop immediately and call us or your dealership for advice. At Your Dream Garage DIY Auto Shop, we would read your code or do a quick inspection on your car with no charge. We just want to help and wish everyone to do the right thing to give optimal care of their cars.

Comments Off on The New Ford Mustang GT 5.0

The new 5.0 420 Horse Power Ford Mustang GT are becoming regulars at Your Dream Garage DIY Do-It-Yourself Garage.  Mustang is one of the oldest names in sports car industry, and next year will be its 50th year’s anniversary.


The mustang owners are usually the real DIYers for decades. They are the “REAL” car people! We had a white and a black Mustang came in one next to another. The white one needed a better shift lever bracket while the black one was getting a new rear suspension arm; both jobs were almost impossible to be done on the ground. Lifts and the great varieties of tools supplied by Your Dream Garage DIY Auto Shop made the impossible DIY Jobs possible. Yes, this is why we are here!


The 4-Post 14,000lb capacity monster handled the 420HP beast like a piece of cake. The black mustang was on the 2-Post without any challenges. It was a pleasure to see have both mighty beasts stopped by at Your Dream Garage. More importantly, both owners were happy and left with joy!