There are many common misconceptions about vehicle maintenance here at MINI of Bedford, ranging from the timeline for certain repairs to the actual quality of genuine MINI Cooper parts over generic options. Today, we take a look at a few of these big ideas and tell you whether they’re true or false.

True or False? Drivers Don’t Need Service If They Don’t Drive as Much as Usual.


Many people think of service schedules in terms of miles, but those schedules also are arranged according to time. Even if you are driving below the recommended mileage limits for service items, some components can go bad simply by being a certain age. Follow the schedule for both miles and time, regardless of how much you’ve been driving.

True or False? Sometimes It’s Okay to Ignore the Service Light.


If your service light is on, it means it’s time to give us a call to get you in for scheduled maintenance. Ignoring that light could lead you to bigger, more expensive problems down the road. Again, even if you haven’t been driving much, you still need to follow your maintenance schedule.

True or False? I Should Sell My High-Mileage MINI Vehicle Rather Than Invest in Costly Maintenance Items.


If you’re coming up on a big set of maintenance expenses, is it better to just sell the old MINI vehicle and invest in a new one? In almost every case, you’ll find that maintenance is more affordable than you think. In fact, we offer standard 3-year/36,000-mile complimentary scheduled MINI maintenance on the front end, which makes it easier to invest in keeping that high-mileage vehicle running longer!

Of course, if you have any other questions about MINI service, simply give our Bedford, NH MINI dealership a call any time, and we’ll be happy to provide you with answers.