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MINI Cooper Reliability

December 3rd, 2018 by
Blue MINI Cooper on road

One of the most common questions Los Angeles shoppers ask us is, “Are MINI Coopers reliable?” With comprehensive coverage, impressive safety ratings, and an award-winning reputation, MINI is one of the most reliable car brands around. From the MINI Cooper Base to the MINI Clubman to the MINI Countryman, each offers superior warranty protection and safety…

What Are Some 2019 MINI Cooper Countryman Accessories?

November 16th, 2018 by
2019 MINI Cooper Countryman Interior

You’d expect nothing less than a generous selection of accessories from a division of BMW — and that’s what MINI offers. MINI of Santa Monica, an authorized MINI dealer near Los Angeles and Culver City, is your source for MINI Cooper Countryman accessories. Whether you’re shopping for a new steering wheel or tires that are manufactured by MINI, we can…

Comedy Clubs in Los Angeles

November 16th, 2018 by
Retro microphone on stage

We all need a good laugh from time to time. The MINI of Santa Monica team wants to keep you in stitches so you’re able to enjoy the finer things in life. Whether you’re into stand up comedy, improv, or sketch, Los Angeles has plenty of comedic offerings. Check out our list of the best…

How to Make Car Air Fresheners from Scratch

November 1st, 2018 by
Closeup of essential oils

Do you spend a lot of time inside your car? If so, you understand the importance of creating a comfortable and relaxing cabin. One of the easiest ways to feel more at home inside your new MINI is to make a DIY car air freshener. Using materials like clay discs, jars, felt, herbs, and oil,…

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MINI OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts

October 25th, 2018 by
Green MINI Clubman with Red Stripes

Although new MINI models are built to withstand the tiring Los Angeles commute, they still require routine maintenance with rugged parts. But which parts are best engineered for your MINI? While aftermarket parts may be a tad cheaper, MINI OEM parts outclass aftermarket solutions in a variety of ways. Do your parts research here, and…

Posted in Maintenance

What Your Car Color Says About You

October 25th, 2018 by
Silver MINI 4-Door in Pinewood Room

One way of dealing with Los Angeles traffic is to drive a car you love, and there are plenty of fun-to-drive MINI models for sale near Culver City at MINI of Santa Monica. As you’re browsing through these stylish MINIs, you may find certain colors catch your eye more than others. So what does your car…

Posted in Buyer's Guide, FAQ, Research

MINI of Santa Monica’s Used Car Checklist

October 17th, 2018 by

Those thinking about buying a pre-owned vehicle near Los Angeles already know there are plenty of used cars for sale at MINI of Santa Monica. But what are the questions you should be asking when considering buying a used car? Find out with this used car buying guide from the team at our Santa Monica MINI dealership….

Active vs. Passive Safety Features

October 15th, 2018 by
2018 MINI Hardtop 4-Door features

MINI vehicles offer active and passive safety features, both of which help make them safe cars for Los Angeles drivers. But what are the differences between these two features? Learn more at MINI of Santa Monica. What Can Fit Inside a MINI? Contact Us Active Safety Features Active safety features are designed to keep you in full control of…

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MINI Cooper Brand History

September 14th, 2018 by
vintage MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper has an impressive history of advanced automotive engineering and reliability. Learn the history of the MINI Cooper brand from the experts at MINI of Santa Monica! MINI Awards & Accolades Contact Us   What Country is MINI from? MINI was established in 1959, and from then until 2000 it was produced by English-based manufacturer British Motor…

Posted in History, News, Research

How to Jumpstart a Car

September 14th, 2018 by
Jump starting a car

If you’ve found yourself here, we’re sorry. It means you’re probably stuck around Culver City or Mar Vista with a dead battery. But it’s not a big deal! Follow this simple guide and you’ll quickly understand how to jump a car battery and how to use jumper cables, thanks to the MINI service team. Service Specials Contact…

Posted in Maintenance, Safety, Tips
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