Your 60/90/120K Service


Your MINI Cooper should indicate to you when its time for a checkup with a service light, but it is best to keep in mind the basic rule is to bring it in every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.

Recommended Services Checklist

Every 10,000 miles or 12 months:

Safety & Oil Service
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter change
  • Brakes
  • Horn
  • Windshield wipers and wiper fluid
  • Indicator lights and dashboard warning lights
  • Steering linkage
  • Engine coolant
  • Rubber belts and hoses
  • Suspension components
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check tire pressure

First 30,000 miles, then every 60,000 miles after that:

Inspection 1: Underneath Your MINI
  • This includes everything from prior inspections.
  • Verify the engine temperature
  • Check power steering system, rear axle, and transmission for leaks.
  • Check the exhaust system for leaks, proper positioning and mounting, and overall condition.
  • Check front control arm and bushing for wear
  • Check steering system for absence of play and overall condition.
  • Clean the brake pad contact points, check the brake disc surfaces, and examine the thickness of your brake pads.
  • Examine brake lines and clutch system connectors for leaks, damage, and proper positioning
  • Check positioning and movement of parking brake cables.

Inspection 1: Tires and Wheels
  • Check tire pressure on all tires.
  • Examine tires for wear and even tread.
  • Grease wheel center hubs.

Inspection 1: Under the Hood
  • Read diagnostic system.
  • Check antifreeze, coolant, brake, clutch, and windshield washer fluid levels.
  • Examine engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check air conditioning is working correctly.
  • Perform a battery load test and check the electrolyte levels of your battery, and reset service indicator.

Inspection 1: For the Body and Interior
  • Check interior and exterior lighting for functionality.
  • Check indicator lights, instrument panel, and dashboard for illumination and control.
  • Check washer and wiper system
  • Check safety belts and visually check airbag units for damage.
  • Check heating and air blowers and defoggers
  • Check mirrors

Every 60,000 miles:

Inspection 2
  • All components of Inspection 1.
  • Inspection of parking brake lining
  • Replacement of spark plugs
  • Replacement of air filters
  • Examination of flexible boots for leaks
  • Inspection of the car body for rest per your rust prevention warranty.

Inspections during the first 120,000 miles:

Recommended Schedule
  • 10,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 20,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 30,000 miles: Inspection 1
  • 40,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 50,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 60,000 miles: Inspection 2
  • 70,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 80,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 90,000 miles: Inspection 1
  • 100,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 110,000 miles: Oil & Safety Check.
  • 120,000 miles: Inspection 2.