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Specialized MINI Cooper Service in Oakland

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We Keep Your MINI Ruling The Highways

The MINI Cooper is known for its high performance engine and handling. Drivers enjoy the fun they get from a ride in their MINI, but must be careful the fun doesn’t end on the side of the road. Even the most careful drivers will need to make sure they maintain their vehicles correctly and regularly. Your MINI’s service manual will include all the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance intervals. We will adhere to them all when developing a schedule for you. We even provide a free car wash and complimentary local shuttle service to best serve you.

The MINI Cooper’s innovative design needs to be maintained by specialists that are properly trained. The technicians at Import Motors have over 47 years of import repair experience. Your MINI will be in good hands at all times. Trust our experience and our reputation, which we’ve built through hard work and integrity. We perform all the maintenance that will keep your MINI on the highway, and out of our repair shop. The simple maintenance you do for your MINI today will pay big dividends down the road. Preventive maintenance is the key to to avoid any unnecessary repairs. Don’t waste time or money by taking your MINI to any other shop in the Bay Area. You won’t need to wonder what’s best for your vehicle’s maintenance, because we’ll already know. Stop by today, so we can develop a quality maintenance strategy for you. This is the best way to avoid any repairs down the road.

Oil Services, Inspection I, Inspection II, CBS (Conditioned Based Servicing) Includes Some or All of the Following


  • Check warning and interior lamps and horn
  • Inspect windshield, headlamp and rear window wiper/washer system
  • Check function of A/C – Heating system and all other accessories and switches
  • Inspect seat belts and locks for damage, twisting and proper function
  • Check SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals
  • Check sunroof for function and lubricate if necessary
  • Replace Dust Filter if equipped


  • Inspect headlamps and all exterior lamps
  • Clean antenna mast
  • Replace if necessary windshield wiper insert, adjust washer nozzle, and check condition of headlamp and rear window wiper blade
  • Lubricate door hinges, hood, trunk/tailgate and locks
  • Check central locking/double lock
  • Check batteries for alarm remote controls in all vehicle master keys

Underside of Car

  • Inspect condition, routing, leaks, of components, lines and hoses
  • Check and correct fluid level from rear-, front axle and manual transmission
  • Check condition of steering mechanical components
  • Check condition of front and rear suspension, especially condition of front axle ball joints and lower control arm bushings
  • Inspect drive shaft flex discs
  • Inspect half-shaft boots
  • Check parking brake cable
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Check Rear shock mountings on top
  • Replace fuel filter on model up to 1995, or as required by manufacturer
  • Replace main diesel filter
  • Replace timing belt on engines M10, M20 & M21 (every 4 years or 60,000 miles)
  • Change oil in manual transmission on models up to 1998
  • Replace oil in rear axle on all models up to 1998
  • Change oil in automatic transmission on models up to 1995, without filter – Except Lifetime Oil

Wheels, Tires & Brakes

  • Brake test, parking brake test
  • Check free play of wheel bearing and adjust if needed
  • Check brake pad/disc thickness, check condition of disc, inspect brake cables and brake hoses
  • Inspect tires for correct pressure, damage, condition; record thread depth and retorque wheel bolts

Engine Compartment

  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Replace spark plugs (As required by manufacturer)
  • Replace Intake Air Cleaner
  • Check valve clearances. Adjust as necessary.
  • Check and correct fluid level from power steering, brake and level control system
  • Inspect, routing, leaks, of components, lines and hoses
  • Check cooling system for leak (pressurize) and antifreeze/corrosion protection and report
  • Check battery for correct fixation and electrolyte level and perform battery load test
  • Inspect condition and tension of all belts
  • Inspect and lubricate engine throttle linkage and modify if needed
  • Check A/C refrigerant charge and A/C performance
  • Lubricate catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood
  • Replace Dust Filter (if access from engine compartment)
  • Check Fault Codes and Adaptation Factors and report on special DTC sheet and clear codes
  • Check O2 sensor operation
  • Reset service reminder


  • Check spare tire for correct pressure

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