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Mini Service – Atlanta, GA
Mini automobiles use an inspection system, which is a system of lights that alert the owner when the Mini needs a service or inspection. Although this system will get you through your warranty period, we strongly recommend that these services be performed more frequently than the lights indicate.
All Mini autos follow a computer-based service schedule, which calculates many driving factors and then indicates on the instrument cluster when you are due for a service. It will typically calculate the need for an oil and filter service every 15,000 miles. It has been our experience at Braxton Automotive that these extended service intervals will cause an excessive build-up of sludge on your engine cylinder head, which can ultimately cause engine problems with oil delivery and oil return, plus timing system problems. The average driver will take more than a year to drive 15,000 miles. As nice as it may sound to not have to change your oil for more than a year, this amount of time leaves your engine oil vulnerable to combustion byproducts and oil break down. For these reasons, Braxton Automotive recommends changing your oil and filter every 7,500 miles or every 6 months. Did you know that Braxton Automotive can re-program your Mini's computer to alert you to change your oil at 7,500 mile intervals? Just ask us and we will do this at your next service for no extra charge.
Mini's regular service routine includes Inspection I and Inspection II services. These inspections are to be done every 30,000 miles, rotating between the two. What are Inspection I and Inspection II services? These services/inspections include all items such as fluids, belts and filters along with an in-depth inspection that varies by year and model . Also, depending on the mileage, we may recommend other parts that we have consistently seen fail and affect your Mini's performance and reliability. Braxton Automotive's technicians are highly-trained and have extensive experience in Mini maintenance and service.
Because Mini Cooper vehicles have a unique, rather complex computer system, it needs special factory diagnostic tools and scanners that many independent shops don't have. Braxton Automotive has ALL of the factory diagnostic tools and scanners that the Mini dealer has in order to properly diagnose your Mini. These tools give Braxton Automotive the capability to read your codes, accurately diagnose the problem and efficiently repair your Mini. Braxton Automotive has invested in these tools because we truly care for our customers and their car care experience.