Mini Cooper Services

Mini Cooper Services

Owning a fun, peppy Mini Cooper is great – you get to enjoy British Styling with the quality, performance, and reliability of BMW engineering. Regardless of whether you drive a Coupe, Roadster, Clubman, Paceman, Countryman, or John Cooper Works, you have become accustomed to a level of performance and quality.

To keep your Mini Cooper in the best possible condition, our mechanics at Alex’s Autohaus in Salt Lake City recommend following a regular service and maintenance routines similar to BMW. Like BMW’s, Mini Cooper’s have two levels of service.

Mini Cooper Service Level I

The Mini Cooper Inspection I service is the smaller of the two recommended inspection services:

UNDERCARRIAGE

  • Change engine oil and filter, while engine is at normal operation temperature.
  • Check transmission for leaks.
  • Check differential and axles for leaks.
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
  • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
  • Check power steering system for leaks.
  • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
  • Examine brake disc surfaces.
  • Check steering for absence of play, including steering rack, inner and outer joints, and steering shaft.
  • Check all suspension components for wear or damage.
  • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
  • Check for free movement of the parking brake cables. Adjust parking brake if necessary.
  • Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
  • Check condition of tires, tread wear and pattern.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT

  • Read out diagnostic system with factory diagnostic scanners.
  • Replace engine air filter or clean if equipped with reusable filter.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation and inspect for leaks.
  • Reset service indicator

BODY/ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Check battery condition and connections. Clean as necessary.
  • Perform battery load test and test charging system.
  • Replace cabin air filter(s) and clean housing(s).
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, fog lights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box,
  • flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination and function.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights and check control function.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check wiper and washer system(s), wiper blades and washer jet positions.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Lubricate hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
  • Lubricate hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
  • Lubricate window and sunroof tracks.
  • Check central locking/double lock.

FINAL INSPECTION
Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.

 

Mini Cooper Service Level II

The Mini Cooper Inspection II service is the larger of the two inspection services and includes all of the items performed on the Inspection I service, along with additional wear items:

UNDERCARRIGE

  • Change engine oil and filter, while engine is at normal operating temperature.
  • Change differential oil and inspect for leaks. Replace crush washers.
  • Change manual transmission fluid (if equipped) and replace crush washers.
  • Check transmission for leaks.
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks.
  • Replace fuel filter.
  • Change transfer case oil (if equipped).
  • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
  • Check power steering system for leaks.
  • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads.
  • Examine brake disc surfaces.
  • Check steering for absence of play, including steering rack, inner and outer joints, and steering shaft.
  • Check all suspension components for wear or damage.
  • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT

  • Read out diagnostic system with Mini scanners.
  • Replace engine air filter or clean if equipped with reusable filter.
  • Replace spark plugs and inspect ignition system for wear.
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation and inspect for leaks.
  • Reset service indicator

BODY/ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Check battery condition and connections. Clean as necessary.
  • Perform battery load test and test charging system.
  • Replace cabin air filter(s) and clean housing(s).
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, fog lights, parking, backup, license plate, interior (including map reading lights), glove box, flashlight, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage compartment lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination and function.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights and check control function.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
  • Replace all wiper blade inserts.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Lubricate hood, trunk/tailgate, and door hinges.
  • Lubricate hood, trunk/tailgate and door latches. Check operation of all latches.
  • Lubricate window and sunroof tracks.
  • Check central locking/double lock
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

FINAL INSPECTION

Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission

Contact Alex’s Autohaus for an Appointment

Trust the trained technicians at Alex’s Autohaus for all of your Mini Cooper’s service. We serve customers from Murray, Midvale, Sandy, Salt Lake City, Park City and many other cities throughout Utah. Give us a call at 801.566.6115 or contact us today.

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