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MINI of Santa Monica is LEED Platinum Certified!

January 1st, 2021 by

  Contact Us Here at Mini of Santa Monica, we take sustainability seriously. We don’t simply believe that our vehicles should be environmentally friendly. We believe that our dealership, serving drivers from Malibu to Beverly Hills and beyond, should be environmentally friendly too. From our opening through today, our dealership has cared deeply about the…

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What is a Good Interest Rate on a Car Loan?

January 4th, 2019 by
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Looking to avoid paying too much on your car loan? Looking to get a good interest rate on your car loan? MINI of Santa Monica is here to help! Of course, your monthly car loan and your interest rate depends on your credit score. Fortunately, the team at MINI of Santa Monica will break it down. Read more to learn the…

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Can You Lease a Used Car?

January 4th, 2019 by
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Leasing a used car isn’t common. However, some dealerships do offer it. Generally, used car leases are part of a certified pre-owned program. As of this writing, there are only a few brands that don’t offer used car lease contracts: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, and GMC. If you’re interested in leasing a used model, you’ll…

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How to Make Car Air Fresheners from Scratch

November 1st, 2018 by
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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 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….

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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How to Calculate Your Car Payment Online

August 23rd, 2018 by
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Payment Calculator What’s a Good Interest Rate on a Car Loan? Buying a new or used vehicle is big step, so it helps to plan ahead. Wondering how to calculate your car payment online? With MINI of Santa Monica’s handy payment calculator, it’s easier than you might think to get a car loan estimate. So, when you’re shopping…

What Are Some of the Best Restaurants in Culver City?

August 14th, 2018 by
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Contact Us In addition to new MINI vehicles, MINI of Santa Monica is your source for the best restaurants in Culver City, whether you’re looking for a casual or classy dining experience. We’re always on the lookout for highly rated restaurants with menus and atmospheres our Beverly Hills customers will love. Check out our quick list of some…

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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