1.Compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something): "a disappointing debate redeemed by an outstanding speech".
2.Do something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior.
So I was able to get my car back today. Of course they waited until 5pm so I could sit in traffic on the freeways. But never the less I have my car back.
I have had Mini Coopers for almost 9 years now. My first Mini I had for five years. Loved it so much. My current Mini is almost four years old. I had upgraded to the Mini S and I love it too!
I bought both of my Mini Coopers in Irvine, CA. The dealership there has been excellent, I really like them and trust them. I get three free oil changes with my mini. I go once a year for my annual oil change. It is required every 10,000 miles but I don't put that many miles on so I just go once a year.
So two years ago when a Mini dealer opened closer to our house I decided to go there. Well the experience in my opinion was horrible. I felt that all they wanted to do was sell me things I didn't need. Looking back now I understand why I had to buy a new battery at that time but I was angry. See you can only buy their battery, no other battery will fit and they are expensive. I can't remember the other thing that happened at that visit but I left there with $600. less in wallet when all I went in for was the free oil change. So I told myself that I wouldn't go back and I didn't. Last year I went back to the Mini dealer in Irvine.
Well when my battery was dead yesterday I didn't want to risk driving the car to Irvine so I went to the local dealer. I told them this is crazy, we put a new battery in two years when the car was only two years old. My last mini had the same battery for 5 years. Because of the constant draw that the computer requires the car needs to be driven more or eventually (apparently every two years for me) the battery will no longer hold a charge. The Mini S has a computer that drawers even more from the battery. I get that and because of that it is not covered under warranty.
Well they did redeem themselves. They covered the cost of the battery but asked that I buy a device to help keep my battery up to par when it's not being driven. I agreed to that. Since I already had the car in the shop I went ahead and got an oil change too. They also gave me a discount coupon for the oil change so I walked out of there today with a charge of $l58. which was fine with me. The annual oil change cost is close to that price anyway and now I have this little device which will hopefully keep this from happening again.
Believe me, the Mini Cooper is a very nice car, don't let this experience of mine ever keep you from getting one if your desire one. My next new car will be another Mini Cooper!
But........I will still be going back to my dealer in Irvine because they are superior to this local dealer.