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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…

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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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…

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4 Tips for Dealing with Los Angeles Traffic

July 27th, 2018 by
West Hollywood in Los Angeles

Sitting in Los Angeles traffic is frustrating for everyone, and every Santa Monica driver knows how congested the freeways can get. Our team at MINI of Santa Monica came up with 4 tips for dealing with Los Angeles traffic below – from LA traffic times to avoid, to how to use technology to make the…

What Should You Do When Driving Down a Steep Hill in Santa Monica?

April 27th, 2018 by
Mini Countryman on a side street

Best Cars for Hill Driving Tips for Dealing with LA Traffic Whether you’re tackling some mountain driving or just cruising in an area known for its steep roadways, you need to be extra cautious. Knowing what you should do when driving down a steep hill can help keep you and your passengers fully protected while…

What Does it Mean to Have a LEED Platinum Dealership?

March 2nd, 2018 by
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Contact Us Set up by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a way to define and measure “green” buildings. LEED has four levels of achievement and MINI of Santa Monica pursued and got the highest, LEED Platinum. From building design to construction to ongoing operations,…

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…

Are MINI Coopers Safe?

December 7th, 2017 by
Mini Countryman rear view

Contact Us With features like dynamic stability control and active braking, a new compact car from a local MINI Cooper dealership includes the latest systems that keep you safe. Explore the following features found in the MINI Cooper model line: A heads-up display shows vehicle speed, navigation, and safety alerts MINI Cooper cornering brake control…

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