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Service your Mini

Keeping your Mini running for miles & smiles.

“If you wish to enquire about a service or a timing chain change, call 01525 220 054.  We are happy to answer all your questions.”

Your Mini has 3 types of service and at Mini Workshop we offer all three; Oil Service, Inspection (I) and Inspection (II).


  • Oil and Filter
  • Reset service interval display (if applicable)
  • Interior Cabin Filter
  • Check brake pads
  • Check brake rotors
  • Clean brake pad contact points
  • Grease wheel centering hubs
  • Check parking brake

2. INSPECTION I: (Oil Service + the following)

  • Air 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, foglights, 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


  • braking performance
  • steering
  • heating
  • air-conditioner operation
  • manual transmission and clutch or automatic transmission operation.

3. INSPECTION II: (Inspection I + the following)

  • Serpentine Belt – 60,000 miles for Cooper S
  • Brake Fluid – Every 2 years (dealer recommended)
  • Coolant – Every 4 years
  • Spark Plugs – Replace at 100,000 miles (Petrol only)