Keeping up to date with your Mini Cooper’s maintenance is important to keep it running in good shape, increasing its life and preventing more expensive repairs in the future. The most important things in a Mini Cooper’s maintenance timeline are oil changes, engine inspection, and transmission inspection. Other things to consider are services such as tire inspection and alignment.
Mini Cooper Oil Change
It is recommended you change the oil on your Mini Cooper every 15,000 miles, specifically with Mobil 1 or Castrol Synthetic oil. Also change the air filter when it show signs of too much dirt and you are noticing symptoms like a misfiring engine, unusual noises, or reduced fuel economy.
Once you’re done with the oil change, it is important to inspect the interior cabin filter, brake pads, rotors, and the parking brake. Make sure they are all in good shape. If too much rust is visible then it is time to consider replacement. Also, it is recommended to grease the wheel hubs, and clean brake pad contact points. Finally, if you are doing the oil change yourself, always make sure to set an interval, so you can know when you next oil change is due. The Haus BMW & Mini Cooper service center will always provide you with a interval sticker after an oil change.
Mini Cooper Service at 30,000 Miles
Once your Mini Cooper reaches the 30,000 mile mark, there are a few things that must be done to stay on schedule on its maintenance timeline. First, you change the oil and filter of course, then you inspect your brake pads, and replace if necessary. Then you should check for the following:
- Transmission fluid
- Exhaust and steering system
- Coolant systems and fluid levels
- All front and rear lights, wipers, and washers
- Air bags
Mini Cooper Service at 60,000 Miles
Once your Mini Cooper reaches the 60,000 mile mark repeat the same inspections ou did in the first service mark and check and replace the following if necessary: air filter element, serpentine belt, brake fluid and coolant.
It may seem like a lot to keep up with, which is why The Haus is here, with their certified Mini Cooper technicians they can help you keep your Mini Cooper in good shape all the time at affordable rates.