Is a pre-owned MINI Cooper in your near future? Our dealership in Orlando, FL has a number of pre-owned MINI models that have been extensively inspected for quality assurance. 

After you bring a pre-owned car home, it’s important to learn how to consistently care for it with the following maintenance work. 

Oil Change  

Modern MINI vehicles require inspections every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. To reiterate, this is just an inspection and not necessarily an oil change unless the technician deems one necessary.

You should also inspect the oil dipstick at least once a month. If the oil appears especially dark and thick, then you may need an oil change before the recommended interval. 

Brake Inspection 

Get your brakes inspected during every routine maintenance appointment. On most MINI models, the brake pads need to be replaced every 35,000 to 50,000 miles, while the rotors need to be replaced every 40,000 to 90,000 miles. Generally, the rotors last twice as long as the pads. 

Tire Alignment 

A technician should check for alignment issues every 6,000 miles. Driving over potholes or uneven roads can cause the wheels to come out of alignment over time.

Tire alignments ensure all four tires move and point in the same direction. This is crucial for maintaining smooth steering. 

Coolant Change 

MINI cars require a coolant flush every 36 months. Cooling system failures are a primary cause of an engine overheating or breaking down. While topping off the coolant seems like a fairly easy task, a more comprehensive flush is best left to a technician. 

Schedule your next maintenance visit at Orlando MINI. We perform repairs and tune-ups on all MINI models, including the MINI Countryman. With existing mileage under their belts, pre-owned vehicles especially require routine care.