Your most comprehensive appointment in your MINI Maintenance Schedule will be Inspection 2, also know as the Major Service. Inspection 2 is a thorough "check-up" for your mini, like an annual physical for a person, that makes sure that the elements of your Mini Cooper are all in line and optimized for perfect performance.
MINI Maintenance: Inspection 2 Checklist
MINI Inspection 2 includes all of the elements of MINI Inspection 1 as well as the MINI Oil Change. In addition to these items, you'll also need to do the following:
- Change the air filter,
- Change the engine coolant,* and
- Flush brake fluid.*
Brake fluid will need to be flushed every 2 years, regardless of mileage. Coolant will need to be change every 4 years, regardless of mileage.
MINI Maintenance: Inspection 2 at Higher MileageAs you climb in mileage, additional service tasks will be added into your MINI Inspection 2:
- At 60,000 miles for the Cooper S, you'll need to change the serpentine belt. For other models, you'll need to do this at 100,000 miles.
- At 100,000 miles, you'll need to replace the oxygen sensor.
- At 100,000 miles, you'll need to replace the spark plugs.
How often will I need to perform Inspection 1 in my MINI Cooper Service Plan?
Your mileage indicator for MINI Inspection 2 could vary based on your model and year, the climate in which you drive, and your driving habits. Follow the instruction from your Service Interval Indicator System on when to schedule MINI Inspection 2 as part of your regular MINI maintenance.
What other service intervals are included in the MINI Cooper Service Schedule?
You will also need to familiarize yourself with the MINI Oil Change interval as well as MINI Inspection 1. For articles on these intervals as well as our other MINI Cooper service related pages, please visit our MINI Resource section.