Mini Cooper Service
The BMW Group AG owns two other car brands besides BMW and Mini Cooper is the one we focus on.
We now work on MINI Coopers!
Like any other brand of car, they need love and attention. The myth of “never needs service” car is like Bigfoot, people talk about but no one has ever seen one.
The factory-specified service schedule for MINI Coopers is similar to BMWs. Inspections of the entire car, coupled with fluid and “tune up” parts replacement, depending on mileage interval, is the basic concept.
We are fortunate to have certified MINI Cooper technician James Giese. James’ experience includes extensive upgrade and modification work to pulleys, chargers, brakes and suspension on these little wonders.
MINI Cooper Service Recommendations:
MINI Coopers specify synthetic oil, and we utilize Redline Oil and recommend that it be changed every 5,000 miles. Redline is 100% synthetic, has no dinosaur oil (unlike Mobil 1 and other brands) and is used by the vast majority of racers. We believe it to be the best, which is why we carry it.
Every 15,000 miles there is the Inspection One or Service One. This includes an oil service and the inspection of the major components, particularly those involved with safety such as brakes. The cabin microfilter is replaced. CVT (automatic) transmission-equipped vehicles have their transmission fluid changed.
Every 30,000 miles there is the Inspection Two or Service Two. This encompasses everything in the Service One and adds a tune up, filter changes (including the fuel filter, which the dealer doesn’t include, because we’re conservative and very maintenance-oriented), lubrications and adjustments. The V (drive) belt is also replaced.
Fluid Service Recommendations
Coolant Flush every 4 years
Brake Fluid Flush every 2 years
6 Speed Manual Transmission Flush every 60,000 miles