Your Mini Cooper’s Maintenance Schedule

Red Mini Cooper's maintenance scheduleThe British icon of the 1960’s, the original Mini Cooper was voted as the second most influential car of the 20th Century, right behind the Ford Model T. The Mini Cooper has undergone several variations since its debut in 1959, but it still maintains the iconic Mini Cooper shape.

With variations that include a sports version, convertible, and more, the Mini Cooper is fun and fast. But in order to keep your Mini Cooper in shape and ready for your next adventure, it is necessary to adhere to your Mini Cooper’s maintenance schedule.

Keep in mind that the year of your Mini Cooper will make a slight change in how you go about knowing when to service your vehicle. Older models require maintenance at a specific interval of mileage, while newer models will simply notify the driver when they need maintenance.

There are three types of maintenance: Oil Change, Inspection I, and Inspection II. The recommended schedule is to alternate between the three like so:

  1. Oil Change
  2. Inspection I
  3. Oil Change
  4. Inspection II
  5. And Repeat!

Each maintenance step is made up of specific activities to ensure that your Mini Cooper is running at its utmost efficiency. Be sure to consult your owner’s guide for information about your particular Mini Cooper.

Mini Cooper Oil Change

  • Change oil and filter.
  • Check interior cabin filter.
  • Grease wheel hubs.
  • Check brake pads, rotors, and parking brake.
  • Clean brake pad contact points.
  • Reset service interval.

Mini Cooper Inspection I

  • Change oil and filter.
  • Replace brake pads if necessary.
  • Align wheels if needed.
  • Check transmission fluid.
  • Check CV joint boots.
  • Check exhaust system.
  • Check steering rack, linkage, and shaft joints.
  • Check tires.
  • Check front and rear brake pads.
  • Check coolant system and fluid levels.
  • Check battery.
  • Check interior and exterior lights.
  • Check wipers and windscreen washers.
  • Check air bags.
  • Check braking performance, steering, and climate control.
  • Check clutch.
  • Reset service interval.

Mini Cooper Inspection II

  • Repeat Service I.
  • Check air filter element.
  • Check serpentine belt.
  • Check brake fluid.
  • Check coolant.
  • Replace oxygen sensor every 100,000 miles.
  • Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles.
  • Reset service interval.

Following your Mini Cooper’s maintenance schedule will help you prevent costly and expensive issues down the line. Remember to use your owner’s manual as a resource, and find a trusted expert to assist you with any problems you might encounter.

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