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Inspections at Cincinnati MINI

Get your MINI inspected today by the experts who know best at Cincinnati MINI. Our MINI-certified technicians are MINI-trained technicians ready to thoroughly inspect your MINI. We offer numerous MINI inspection services, so you can find the inspection that best fits you and your MINI’s needs. From quickly changing out your oil and oil filter to checking your MINI’s exhaust system, power steering system, brake pads, and more, we do it all at Cincinnati MINI!

Plus, when you service your MINI with us, we only use Original MINI Parts and Recommended Equipment. So you can trust your warranty will stay intact and not have to worry about possibly voiding your warranty. Explore our three inspection options, see what sets them apart today before contacting us or setting up an appointment online.


Inspection I
-Change oil and oil filter
-Replace ventilation system microfilter
-Check transmission fluid condition and for leaks
-Check Half-shafts (front and rear) for leaks
-Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks
-Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system
-Check power steering system for leaks and check fluid levels
-Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads
-Check steering
-Check brake system connections and lines
-Check parking brake actuation
-Check all tire pressures
-Read out diagnostic system
-Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks
-Check level of brake fluid in reservoir
-Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks
-Check air conditioner operation
-Reset Service Interval Indicator
-Check battery state-of-charge
-Check lighting system
-Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination
-Check all warning/indicator lights
-Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, hons and headlights
-Check wipers and washer systems
-Check condition and function of safety belts
-Check central locking/double lock
-Check operation of all latches
-Check heater/air conditioner blower fan, rear window defogger
-Check rear view windows
-Visually examine the SRS airbag units
-Convertible: check operation of sunroof function as well as convertible top
-Road Test
-Check shock absorbers for leaks
Inspection II
-Change oil and oil filter
-Replace ventilation system microfilter
-Replace poly V-belt (JCW only)
-Check transmission fluid condition and for leaks
-Check Half-shafts (front and rear) for leaks
-Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks
-Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system
-Check power steering system for leaks and check fluid levels
-Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads
-Check steering
-Check brake system connections and lines
-Check parking brake actuation
-Check all tire pressures
-Read out diagnostic system
-Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks
-Check level of brake fluid in reservoir
-Check windshield washer fluid and antifreeze
-Check air conditioner operation
-Reset Service Interval Indicator
-Check battery state-of-charge
-Check lighting system
-Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination
-Check all warning/indicator lights
-Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horn and headlights
-Check wipers and washer systems
-Check condition and function of safety belts
-Check central locking/double lock
-Check operation of all latches
-Check heater/air conditioner blower fan, rear window defogger
-Check rear view windows
-Visually examine the SRS airbag units
-Convertible: check operation of sunroof function as well as convertible top
-Road Test
-Check shock absorbers for leaks
Inspection III
-Change oil and oil filter
-Replace ventilation system microfilter
-Replace poly V-belt
-Replace intake air cleaner element
-Check transmission fluid condition and for leaks
-Check Half-shafts (front and rear) for leaks
-Visually check fuel tank, lines and connections for leaks
-Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system
-Check power steering system for leaks and check fluid levels
-Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads
-Check steering
-Check brake system connections and lines
-Check parking brake actuation
-Check all tire pressures
-Read out diagnostic system
-Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks
-Check level of brake fluid in reservoir
-Check windshield washer fluid and antifreeze
-Check air conditioner operation
-Reset Service Interval Indicator
-Check battery state-of-charge
-Check lighting system
-Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination
-Check all warning/indicator lights
-Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horn and headlights
-Check wipers and washer systems
-Check condition and function of safety belts
-Check central locking/double lock
-Check operation of all latches
-Check heater/air conditioner blower fan, rear window defogger
-Check rear view windows
-Visually examine the SRS airbag units
-Convertible: check operation of sunroof function as well as convertible top
-Road Test
-Check shock absorbers for leaks

The Inspection I features a broad and important list of checks, including everything from oil changes and wiper checks to checking your MINI’s engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks and checking your MINI brake fluid level. 

The Inspection II differs by offering to replace the poly V-belt in the MINI John Cooper Works model. Everything else between the first two apart from that is identical.

The main difference for the Inspection III is the included replacement of the poly V-belt for all MINI models and the replacement of the intake air cleaner element.


Why service at Cincinnati MINI?

Our professional service center is fully staffed with MINI-trained technicians ready to help our Cincinnati community with everything your MINI needs. We fully understand the ins and outs of your vehicle and will perform routine services as quickly as possible to get you back on the road in no time. We are equipped to handle all of your automotive needs and we use only MINI Original Parts when performing maintenance and implementing fixes. Additional reason to choose the service center at Cincinnati MINI includes:

  • Flexible Service and Parts Financing
  • Award-Winning MINI Service & Repair Center
  • Free Car Wash and Vacuum with every MINI service
  • Competitive, up-front pricing

Service FAQs

  • MINI technicians receive hands-on diagnostic, maintenance, and repair experience
  • MINI technicians understand specific MINI components and on-board systems
  • MINI technician’s training is updated annually

Signs of an aging battery include a slow engine start, a lit check engine/battery light, or the strange odor of rotten eggs.

Common signs that your brakes need to be serviced include:

  • Brakes are hard to press down
  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Car pulling to one side
  • Brake pedal shakes when applying the brake
  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) warning lights come on

Your tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles depending on your driving habits.

Routine inspections and maintenance help ensure your MINI’s performance, longevity, safety, and value.

Recommended routine maintenance includes oil changes, fluids checks, tire inspections, brake inspections, and tire rotations.

Looking through your owner’s manual is a good start, this can give an accurate time frame and show you step by step how to check your MINI by dipstick.

It’s recommended to change your oil at least every 7,500 miles.

Check the pressure of all tires, including your spare, at least once a month when the tires are "cold".


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