Used MINI Aerial Roofs
All used MINI Aerial Roofs listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for MINI are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.
About Aerial Roofs
The MINI roof aerial receives radio waves so that you can listen to the radio in your car.
The roof mounted aerial fixes to the roof of your car and you can buy either a retractable or non-retractable aerial. Retractable roof mounted aerials can be extended fully or retracted back into the body of the car, which is a useful function making it less likely to be damaged by corrosion due to the weather or broken off accidentally.
The MINI roof aerial is connected to the car stereo by an aerial cable which houses the conductor needed to receive radio reception, and is basically an extension of the center conductor inside the aerial cable.
The MINI roof aerial may, of course, get damaged or simply over a long period of use suffer general wear and tear and will need replacing. A roof aerial will usually last between 4-6 years before you need to buy a new one. If the MINI roof aerial snaps then you will, of course, need to buy a new one. If there is no obvious damage to the roof aerial but you are experiencing poor reception and sound quality which is getting worse over time, then this is a sign that you need to replace the MINI roof aerial. It is possible that your car will still be able to receive FM radio when the roof aerial has stopped working but if your car is unable to pick up a signal on the AM frequency then it is very likely the aerial is broken.
- It can be hard to keep track of all of the different companies that have owned MINI throughout its long history. At the moment, the name is owned by BMW, and MINI has its own independent division.
- Minis are still made in the same production site as the original line. The same site is still used in Oxford, although their car panels are now made in Swindon, and most of the engines made for Mini cars are manufactured by BMW in Hams Hall.
- In 1959 you could buy yourself a brand new Mini for just £497. That's about £2,342 in today's money. At the time, Minis were owned by members of The Beatles and (much to everyone's surprise) Enzo Ferrari.
- Where you'd expect to see a radio or speaker system in a Mini, was actually an ashtray in early models. The designer of the first Mini was a heavy smoker who believed that listening to the radio was more of a distraction than lighting a cigarette.
- MINI export their cars to 110 different countries. The most popular markets are the US, Germany, and China. The UK is only the second biggest market for MINI.