MINI Cooper Maintenance and Repair Schedule

The MINI lines of vehicles come with one of the most comprehensive schedule maintenance programs in its class, covering recommended scheduled maintenance for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles (or whichever comes first).

This includes items such as:

  • Engine Oil Services
  • Inspection Services
  • Brake Fluid Service
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Cabin Air Microfilter
  • Remote control/key battery
  • Sparkplugs

More specifics are found in this manual:

But what happens after your complementary scheduling runs out.. do you continue going to the dealer for service at inflated prices?

Gen2 MINI Cooper and Cooper S models have a slightly different maintenance schedule than Gen3 models but these are the general recommendations.

  • Synthetic Oil Change: Every 10,000 miles
  • Service reminder light: Every 10,000 miles
  • Spark plugs replacement: Every 100,000 miles
  • Oxygen sensor replacement: Every 100,000 miles
  • Brake fluid flush: Every 30,000 miles
  • Drive belt(s) replace: Every 60,000 miles
  • Cabin air filter replacement: Every 30,000 miles
  • Tire Rotation: Every 30,000 miles
  • Coolant flush: Every 60,000 miles
  • Air filter replacement: Every 60,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission fluid change: 30,000 miles

The next time you are in your MINI, check the mileage on the odometer to see discover if you are behind schedule on your regular maintenance or fluid maintenance.

Regular Checks Performed by the Vehicle Operator

In addition to the maintenance procedures usually performed by mechanics, MINI recommends that you regularly check, and address, when necessary, the following items:
• Washer fluid level
• Engine oil level
• Coolant level
• Brake fluid level
• Tires — pressure, condition, and wear

If you are behind on your MINI Cooper maintenance service schedule or not sure how to properly check these items, please give us a call.

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Frequently Asked Questions About MINIs:

How much does an oil change for a MINI Cooper cost?

MINIs tend to cost the owner $100 for a scheduled oil change. This is primarily because the MINI specialist has to move the coolant overflow reservoir out of the way and get to the actual filter housing, which can be a little tricky. Additionally, MINI recommends using their High-Performance Synthetic 5W-30 Oil, which is actually made by Castrol for BMW high-performance engines, so there’s that increase in cost as well.

What is the average maintenance cost for a MINI Cooper?

According to, MINIs average around $1,000 in annual maintenance fees for their owners. This is an elevated range compared to subcompact cars in general, at $436, and sedans, which is $631. MINI owners should expect to pay around $350+ for a visit to a MINI specialist.

What is the warranty on MINI Cooper?

MINI has a pretty standard warranty that can cover quite a bit for a person who buys one new. Their basic offer includes 3 years or 36,000 miles for the vehicle and the powertrain. You can see a comprehensive list online at MINI USA here.

Why Jesse’s Garage For Your MINI’s Maintenance?

The expert mechanics here at Jesses Garage have been repairing and servicing high-end European vehicles in Sarasota, Florida for over ten years and pride ourselves on offering the very best services at fair prices. A very common question is, how do I find a mechanic near me that isn’t too expensive? At Jesses Garage, we want to work with you, making sure your MINI receives top-quality service without breaking the bank for things like transmission fluid service.

Jesses Garage has state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment able to get to the root of any problem your MINI might have.

And for more answers to commonly asked questions about vehicles in general, see our Common Car FAQ page. 

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