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MIATA Services

The MX-5 – Miata is a Special Car. and they deserve special care. We have many years of experience with the Miata and can take care of anything from your most basic service, to the installation and tuning of Superchargers or Turbos and we can even fit your Miata or MX-5 with a Roll Bar, Top or high performance Suspension and Brakes.

Santa Rosa Beach Miata Services | Sport Motoring - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Some of the most common MX-5 – Miata repairs that we perform are:

Radiator Replacement

The Miata is equipped from the factory with a plastic tank radiator. Over time the plastic tanks will begin to deteriorate and weaken. This condition is evident by inspecting the top of the radiator – if you observe areas of the top tank that appear “lighter in color” and/or “chalky” in appearance, then it is probably ready for replacement. Having your Miata radiator fail on the highway can be disastrous; quickly leading to an overheating condition that may result in engine damage.

Clutch Slave Cylinder jump in the Miata one day.push in the clutch and nothing is there. It may not be as expensive as you think. The most common Miata – MX-5 clutch problem stems from the failure of the clutch slave cylinder. This is a relatively inexpensive repair and you can be back on the road in no time.

Timing Belt

The Timing Belt (60k) service on the Miata is something that should be performed by someone with specialized knowledge of this car; our expertise on the Miata will keep you from experiencing any unintended consequences after having a major service done on your car. When you replace the Timing Belt, it is also a good time to replace other components that may be nearing the end of their service life. Other items you should consider replacing at this time include – Camshaft Seals, Front Crankshaft Seal, Water Pump, Coolant Bypass Hoses, Etc.these may involve little or no additional labor when done with the timing belt but would represent a much larger expense if replaced individually later.

Top Replacement

We sell and install high quality replacement tops for all years of the Miata and MX-5. The average lifespan of a Miata soft top is around 7 years, but there are any number of things that can cause the need for a top replacement. We offer a complete line of tops, with many options for your Miata or MX-5; if your car needs a new convertible top just give us a call to discuss the options.

Clutch Replacement

With many more aging Miatas on the road we are seeing more and more clutch replacements. A Miata clutch will generally last for a range of 100,000 – 120,000 miles depending on your specific driving habits and use. Whether you need a factory replacement or a clutch for a performance application; we’ve got you covered.

General Maintenance and Repairs

We are a one-stop center for all of your Miata – MX-5 needs. Whether you need an Oil Service, Scheduled Maintenance, Exhaust, Suspension, Brakes, Tires, A/C or Alignment – There is not need to go anywhere else.


The Miata is one of the most highly customized and upgraded cars there has ever been! Whether you are looking for Additional power for the street or you want to build an all out Turbo Monster – we can help! Call us to discuss the goals you have for your car and what options might be available.

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