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MINI Cooper Reliability

December 3rd, 2018 by
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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…

MINI OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts

October 25th, 2018 by
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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…

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How to Jumpstart a Car

September 14th, 2018 by
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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…

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Why is My Car Making Strange Noises?

August 9th, 2018 by
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Contact Us No driver wants to hear strange car noises while cruising through West Hollywood or Beverly Hills. Sure—not all car noises are cause for alarm, but most are bad news, especially if you weren’t hearing them until recently. The service center at MINI of Santa Monica diagnoses strange car noises often, so we’ve put together a quick…

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Why is My Car Leaking?

July 31st, 2018 by

Schedule Service “Why is my car leaking?” It’s a question no driver ever wants to have to ask. Generally, a leak means there’s a problem, but what is the problem exactly? The car service experts at MINI of Santa Monica came up with this helpful guide to help Beverly Hills and Culver City drivers easily figure…

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How Does an Oil Change Work?

June 1st, 2018 by
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MINI Oil Changes Contact Us   Routine oil changes on your MINI or non-MINI is crucial for the longevity of your vehicle. Whether you’re driving up steep hills, or you’re driving around the network of Los Angeles highways, you should know how an oil change works. Learn more, courtesy of MINI of Santa Monica. How to Change Your…

What’s Your MINI Cooper Maintenance Schedule?

February 15th, 2018 by
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Service Specials Tire Center From oil changes to tire safety to tire replacement , maintenance is covered as standard with every new MINI, and it’s among the most comprehensive scheduled maintenance programs around. It’s just part of the reliability of the MINI brand! For the first 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first), MINI…

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