60k, 90k, 120k Service

We recommend a thorough service every 3 years or every 30000 miles. 

Collision repair

Major and minor full body collision repairs. (insurance repairs) 


Repair Cost & Breakdown

Complete analysis of all repair, service costs and description.

R50 Mini Cooper Hatchback

Years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

The first new generation R50 Mini Cooper Hatchback was introduced in late 2000, being the first model launched under the Mini marque after the original Mini was discontinued in the same year. In some European markets, the Mini One was powered by a 1.4-litre inline-four version of the Tritec engine, but all other petrol powered Minis used the 1.6-litre version. 

There are numerous styling and badging differences between the models, including the Cooper S having a distinctive scoop cut into the bonnet. The Cooper S also has twin exhausts which exit under the centre of the rear valance. The non-S Cooper has more chrome parts than the Mini One and has a single exhaust. The Mini One D has no visible exhaust pipes at all.

About The R50 Hatchback

The R50 Mini Cooper Hatchback’s class is a Supermini. The body style is a 3-door hatchback. The layout of the R50 is a front engine, front-wheel drive layout. It’s engine  is a 1.4L Tritec I4 (One), 1.4L Toyota 1ND-TV diesel (D), 1.6L Tritec I4 (One, Cooper) and 1.6L Tritec supercharged I4. (S) The Hatchback is available in a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic/manual.


How much does a Mini Cooper oil change cost?

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The average cost for a Mini Cooper oil change is between $153 and $189. But at San Diego Mini Cooper Independent Garage we charge ONLY $100.


Does Mini Cooper require synthetic oil?

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MINI has a list of recommended synthetic oils that are safe for your MINI vehicle: MINI High Performance Synthetic 5W-30 Oil is the most highly recommended option, as it is used by MINI themselves during a MINI Oil Change and is even listed with other MINI Cooper parts.


How to reset the MINI Cooper Oil Indicator?

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  1. Locate the trip odometer button and depress and hold.
  2. Insert the key into the ignition and partially turn into the first position.
  3. Pay attention to the trip odometer to display the word ‘RESET’.
  4. Release the trip odometer button, then press & hold it again.
  5. The ‘RESET’ message will flash.
  6. Release the button, and then press & release again (once only)
  7. The service interval is now reset to 10,000 miles