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MINI Preventative Maintenance in Irvine, CA

There are long vehicles, brightly colored vehicles, and then there are cars like the Mini Cooper that everyone loves.

The Mini Cooper is a compact, attractive, and well-designed car that offers everything a car enthusiast would like. The British Motor Corporation began producing these little yet powerful cars in 1959 and continued doing so until the year 2000.

In the early 2000s, BMW, a manufacturer of high-end cars, acquired the Mini and began giving it its own spin. What happened after that is, well, history.

History of MINI

The period immediately following WWII was crucial to the development of the Mini. As a result of the rise in fuel prices caused by the Suez Crisis, a growing number of Britons have begun to forgo huge, gas-guzzling cars.

British Motor Corporation's leader Leonard Percy Lord tasked top engineer Alec Issigonis with creating a compact, inexpensive, and fuel-efficient vehicle that could seat four persons.

The compact car with generous cockpit space was the 1959 invention of Issigonis. More stability was achieved in sharp bends by pushing the wheels out to the corners, which also swung the engine to the side.

Somehow, the public eventually caught on that the Mini was more than just a car. It is a traditional British look in a little, inexpensive packaging that has come to represent freedom and originality.

Present-Day Mini Cooper

There is no denying that the new MINI has many similarities to the legendary models that came before it.

The 2022 model offers Union Jack taillights as an extra. Indeed, the wide variety of available customizations contributes to the car's upbeat and sociable character.

Mini's racing heritage lives on due to the MINI Motorsports Team, which enters high-performance variants of the car in races throughout the world.

BMW Motors has been responsible for the expansion of the MINI range to include a 5-seater MINI, a convertible variant, and a hybrid vehicle. An all-electric variant is now in the works. An iconic brand is still popular sixty years after it first appeared.

Preventive Maintenance

It's important to get your MINI checked regularly to extend its useful life. We utilize the most up-to-date MINI diagnostic software to investigate any issues with your electronics. Plus, we'll go through MINI's own maintenance standards.

First, get it checked at 30,000 miles. One of the two recommended MINI services, this checkup still guarantees your vehicle's safety and mechanical health.

A thorough inspection is the heart of the maintenance that is recommended every six oil changes. This inspection requires periodic replacement of a few parts.

Second, get it checked every 60,000 miles. Maintenance 2 contains everything in Inspection 1, plus the replacement of a few extra components that typically need replacing after 60,000 miles.


At Euro Car Doctor, we have ASE-certified technicians who can perform preventive maintenance on your MINI. We use all the up-to-date diagnostic systems tailored for each car model.

So, if you have any trouble finding the right maintenance service, you can count on us.

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