This is an 'approximate' list of service items for the MINI
The list may not be complete as service items may have been added by the factory since this list was created. Some dealers may perform fewer or more items than this list. This list is only a 'guide' and is not an 'up-to-date' official factory list.
Mini Coopers have 3 types of service:
Your Service interval display located in the center of the speedometer will notify you of which service type you need. Each time the vehicle is started the display will show the mileage until the next service is needed.
If the display is flashing and the mileage is displayed as a negative you have gone past the time of service and are overdue.
The services come in this order,
Inspection (I) is also known as a Minor service and Inspection (II) is also known as a Major service. Inspection II includes most of the tasks from Inspection I with additional Inspection II tasks.
Oil and Filter
Reset service interval display
Interior Cabin Filter
Check brake pads
Check brake rotors
Clean brake pad contact points
Grease wheel centering hubs
Check parking brake
Oil and Filter
Check Trasmission 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.)