Any responsible vehicle owner knows that they must keep up with regular service and vehicle maintenance if they want their MINI vehicle to last as long as possible and maintain optimal performance, but “MINI service” is a blanket term that covers a lot of ground. What, specifically, gets done in the engine to ensure the vehicle runs as it should? Today, we here at MINI of Bedford take a closer look at what engine service entails, and how our professionals can help keep Bedford MINI drivers cruising along in their vehicles with no major long-term engine problems.

What Does Engine Service Include?

There are several services that occur in the engine, including the following:

  • Oil and filter check and replacement
  • Fluid checks, flushes, and fill-ups
  • Battery check and replacement
  • Spark plug check and replacement
  • Fan and belt check and replacement

We’ll also do a comprehensive check of the engine to look for wear and tear in less common areas, such as cylinder heads, exhaust valves and seats, cam bores, and other items. In short, we’ll be on the lookout for any typical wear and tear that could cause your vehicle to falter, and we’ll nip it in the bud before that wear and tear takes its pound of flesh.

How Do You Know an Engine Needs Serviced?

Your MINI vehicle has a maintenance schedule to be sure that many of these components are changed on a regular basis. However, if your “check engine” light ever pops up on your dashboard, we suggest taking it to your MINI dealership in Bedford, NH right away so we can do some diagnostics on it and fix the problem before it gets worse.

If you can keep an eye on your dashboard and your maintenance schedule, your MINI vehicle’s engine will stay happy and healthy for a long time!