For MINI car drivers who want to keep their vehicle on the road for longer, oil isn’t the only fluid they should be paying close attention to. Here are 5 other important vehicle fluids you should be maintaining regularly.

Radiator Fluid

Radiator fluid prevents your engine from overheating. If you’re running low and stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a hot Florida afternoon, your risk of overheating and getting stranded increases.

Transmission Fluid

This type of fluid keeps your MINI model’s transmission properly lubricated, which can prevent expensive damage from happening. The other dipstick in your engine (the one that isn’t for oil) is for your transmission fluid.

Power Steering Fluid

Power steering fluid helps keep a car’s power steering system efficiently lubricated, increasing your ability to control the vehicle’s wheels.

Brake Fluid

This fluid is pressurized and adds power to your brakes, helping you stop better. It also absorbs any moisture that gets into the system and retains it, preventing moisture-related corrosion and failure of your internal brake system components. You should ideally have your brake fluid flushed and replaced every two years or so to keep your MINI working properly.

AC Coolant

Nothing is worse than being stuck in a hot car on a hot day without a working air conditioner. Ensure this never happens by keeping up to date on your AC coolant.

If you need any of these essential fluids replaced, call our MINI service center at 888-721-2099 to schedule an appointment. You can also effortlessly make an appointment online! Our expert technicians will re-fill your fluids and ensure your MINI is back on the road in no time.