What’s Your MINI Cooper Maintenance Schedule?

February 15th, 2018 by

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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 maintenance sees drivers covered for:

  • Engine Oil Services
  • Inspection Services
  • Brake Fluid Service
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Cabin Air Microfilter

However, it’s still vital you keep to your MINI Cooper maintenance schedule. You can check your owner’s manual or with your dealership to get the specifics, but here’s what you’re recommended at every 3 months / 3,000 miles, 6 months / 6,000 miles, 9 months / 9,000 miles, and 12 months / 12,000 miles.

Every 3 Months/ 3,000 Miles

After every 3 months or 3,000 miles, you should have the following components checked and/or changed by a professional:

  • Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Every 6 Months/6,000 Miles

According to the MINI Cooper maintenance schedule, 6-month/6,000-mile inspections are a little more extensive, so you should expect to have the following components looked over:

  • Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

Every 9 Months/ 9,000 Miles

After every 9 months/ 9,000 miles, your MINI maintenance inspection should cover:

  • Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Every 12 Months/ 12,000 miles

Finally, your annual or 12,000-mile MINI maintenance is going to inspect:

  • Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Coolant
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

Learn More About Your MINI Cooper Maintenance Schedule!

Your MINI won’t keep running in prime condition if you don’t schedule proper servicing, oil changes, and tire care. Following the MINI Cooper maintenance schedule helps ensure that your vehicle will last; plus, regular maintenance can improve your fuel economy, too! To find out more, feel free to contact one of the team here at MINI of Santa Monica — one of the most trusted MINI Cooper dealers in California!

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