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Knowing When Servicing A BMW Minicooper Is Easy

Mini Cooper service is expensive enough without the cost of bringing them into the dealership. They tend to have common problems with brake pads wearing out very quickly, and the electric power steering pumps fail quite often, along with other faulty engineering problems. So it is particularly important for MINI owners to stay on top of their Mini Cooper service schedules in order to prevent giant problems from occurring down the road. Finding a reputable auto shop that specializes in Mini Cooper service can help you through these frustrating times and get your MINI back on the road where it is most happy.

Mini CooperWhat is great about the BMW MINI’s is that they have made it easy for you to know the exact maintenance intervals needed for your car thanks to a sophisticated interplay between technologies both inside and out of the cockpit. Information on fluid levels and servicing requirements appears on the displays on both the rev counter and on the MINI remote key. This makes it a cinch for MINI technicians to access this information using a key reader in order to quickly access what exactly needs to be serviced.

Mini Cooper service intervals really depend on how much you drive your car and how far you travel. Also the conditions under which you drive your MINI are also factored into the service equation. So your MINI electronically reassesses exactly when the next inspection is due every thirty miles as you will see by the flashing numbers. When you bring your MINI in for a scheduled inspection, your MINI technician will check brakes, steering, oil and transmission for wear and tear, as well as, topping off all fluids or exchanged if necessary. The final task is to reset the service interval display.

A standard MINI feature is the Condition Based Service display or CBS. The great thing about this feature is that it constantly monitors the current service status of your MINI. So rather than dealing with fixed service intervals whether your MINI needs them or not, the CBS will tell you exactly when your service work is needed. Sensors and special algorithms monitor engine oil, brake fluid and wear and tear parts such as brake pads, steering pumps, and transmission. MINI’s brake pad sensor, or wear indicator, is located in the brake pads on the left of the front axle and the right of the rear axle. The indicator warning light is activated when the brake pads have reached their maximum limit. The rev counter also tells you when it’s time for an oil change. Depending on your driving style and frequency, you do not have to give your MINI its first oil change until 12,000 miles are on the clock then roughly every 20,000 miles after that. You will need to change your brake fluid about every two years. However, if you forget, your MINI will remind you of this as well.

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