MINI produces some of the most appealing cars on the road. Though they are incredible machines in any weather, many people choose to purchase MINI Coopers as seasonal cars for the spring and summer months. With their zip, fun colors, and convertible options, this is no big surprise. Owning a seasonal car ensures that you aren’t wasting money and gas during cold and slippery seasons and allows you to drive a “fun” vehicle for at least a few months out of the year.
As we look toward the end of winter and the beginning of spring, many people are getting ready to grab their keys and hit the open road with their summer whip. Before doing so, though, it’s important to give your car a tune-up to ensure that it’s safe to drive and you aren’t causing irreparable damage.
Here are some ways you can get your MINI ready for the springtime.
- Get a Car Wash. It may seem obvious, but your first step is to get a nice car wash. Any dust and dirt that’s accumulated over the winter can cause rust or other damage, and it’s best to clean everything off so you can see what you’re working with.
- Get An Oil Change. Contrary to popular belief, oil quality decreases whether you are actively driving the car or not. Oil that’s sitting in your idle car during the winter is still aging, so it’s best to get an oil change when you break your MINI out for the springtime. Remember that MINIs require synthetic oil and have specialized oil systems that require specific tools. Not all garages will be able to accommodate MINI oil change requests.
- Fill Your Tires. It’s common for air to leak out or condense when a car is idle for a long time, especially during cold months. For extra peace of mind, have the tires inspected for leaks by a professional.
Go with the British Pros
At the British Garage, we specialize in taking care of MINIs. Contact us today to help you get your MINI ready for spring driving.