MINI COOPER SCHEDULE MAINTENANCE

MINI Cooper  Maintenance: 3,000 Miles/ 3 Months

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles, the following MINI components should be checked and/or changed:

  • Engine oil
  • Engine air filter
  • Transmission fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Battery and cables
  • Tire inflation and condition
  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Exhaust


MINI COOPER CAR MAINTENANCE: 6,000 MILES / 6 MONTHS

At every 6,000-mile or 6-month interval, the MINI maintenance schedule includes all of the 3,000-mile services, plus these additional points of focus:

  • Chassis lubrication
  • Wiper blades
  • Tire rotation (if necessary)


MINI COOPER CAR MAINTENANCE: 9,000 MILES / 9 MONTHS

Each time you hit the 9,000-mile or 9-month interval, your MINI maintenance will be identical to the 3,000-mile services, including all of the same checks and/or changes.


MINI COOPER CAR MAINTENANCE: 12,000 MILES / 12 MONTHS

Every 12,000 miles or 12 months, MINI maintenance will be a bit more involved. This once-yearly interval encompasses everything from the 3,000 and 6,000-mile maintenance schedule, plus these additional important checks and/or changes:
  • Brakes
  • Coolant
  • Steering and suspension
  • Wheel alignment

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MINI INSPECTION 1 SERVICE

Mini Inspection 1 Service: The MINI Inspection 1 Service is the smaller of the two Mini Cooper inspection services recommended by MINI. German Car Depot your South Florida Independent Mini specialist.

Mini Coopers actually give a date, miles and time of error codes. This aids in making sure we do not have false positives. Selling unneeded repairs unlike the Mini dealers GCD techs and service writers do not get paid on what is sold no commission at GCD.

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Mini Coopers have 2 types of service:

1. Inspection (I)

2. Inspection (II)

Inspection (I) is also known as a Minor service and Inspection (II) is also known as a Major service.

Inspection II includes most of the tasks from Inspection I with additional Inspection II tasks.

MINI COOPER INSPECTION I:

  • Oil and Filter
  • Check Transmission Fluid for leaks
  • Change CVT (automatic transmission) fluid
  • Check CV joint boots for damage or leaks
  • Visually check fuel tank, fuel lines and connections for leaks
  • Check condition, position and mounting of exhaust system. Adjust if necessary.
  • Check struts and shock absorbers for leaks
  • Check front control arm bushings for damage or wear
  • Check power steering system for leaks. Check fluid level and add if necessary.
  • Check steering rack and tie rods for tightness.
  • Check condition of steering linkage and steering shaft joints.

Check overall thickness of front and rear brake pads. If replacement is necessary:

  • Examine Brake disc surface
  • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers
  • Grease wheel centering hubs
  • Check thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear brake pads
  • Check operation of parking brake and adjust as necessary

Check brake system connections and lines for leaks, damage and incorrect positioning
Check parking brake actuator. Adjust if necessary.
Check all tire pressures (including spare if equipped) and correct if necessary.
Check condition of tire tread surface, tread wear pattern. Align if necessary.
Inspect entire body according to terms of rust perforation limited warranty. (Must be performed every 2 years)
Read out on-board diagnostic (OBDII) fault codes
Check engine coolant system / heater hose connections for leaks.
Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level. Add if necessary
Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Add if necessary.
Check air conditioner for operation.
Replace ventilation mircofilter. (Reduce replacement interval in dusty conditions.)
Reset service interval display.

Check battery state of charge

Check operation of:

  • Headlights, fog lights, parking lights, back-up lights, turn signals, emergency flashers, stop lights, license plate lights, interior lights, glove compartment light, make-up mirror light, flashlight, engine compartment light, trunk light.
  • Check instrument panel lights
  • Check warning and indicator lights, check control
  • Check operation of horn, headlight dimmer and flasher switch
  • Check wipers and windshield washer system
  • Check aim of washer jets and adjust if necessary
  • Visually examine all airbag units for torn covers, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories
  • Check central locking system
  • Check operation and condition of door, engine hood and rear hatch latches
  • Check heater, air-conditioner blower and rear defogger operation
  • Check operation of rear view mirrors

Check:

  • braking performance
  • steering
  • heating
  • air-conditioner operation

Check manual transmission and clutch or automatic transmission operation

MINI COOPER INSPECTION II:

  • Everything in 1 and
  • Air filter Element
  • Serpentine Belt – 60,000 miles for Cooper S
  • Brake Fluid – Every 2 years (dealer recommended)
  • Coolant – Every 4 years
  • Oxygen Sensor – Replace at 100,000 miles
  • Spark Plugs – Replace at 100,000 miles