A little history about the term “tune-up”. The term actually applies only to older cars without electronic ignition, generally speaking those that are made before the 1980s. On these vehicles a tune-up would generally be required every 15,000 miles or so and consisted of replacing the spark plugs, ignition contact points, rotor and distributor cap and adjusting the ignition timing as well as the carburetor.
Modern vehicles, such as your MINI Cooper are equipped with electronic ignition, fuel injection and computer controls so the ‘tune-up” of today looks much different than in the past. A “tune-up” for newer vehicles including your MINI Cooper is the process of inspection, computer diagnosis, testing and adjusting to make sure your MINI is running at peak engine performance, maximum fuel efficiency and low exhaust emissions. During this process, spark plugs, plug wires, sensors, and modules may be replaced. MINI Coopers do not follow a set service schedule. The frequency at which your MINI Cooper needs a tune-up is dependent more upon how often and how far you travel as well as driving conditions, more than mileage. Keep an eye on your MINIs service indicator as this can inform you when your next service is due. When your MINI Cooper indicates that it is time for service, you should schedule it promptly to keep it running safely and smoothly.
Your MINI Cooper is a unique vehicle and it deserves the specialized attention and care that only factory trained technicians can provide. Here at Hubbard Woods Motors we have committed ourselves to providing you and your MINI Cooper with a level of service that is second to none! When your MINI Cooper tells you it’s time for service, call the experts at Hubbard Woods Motors! (847) 446-0711
Our Specialized Mini Cooper Services Include:
- Engine Performance: Diagnosis and Repair
- Computer Diagnostics and Electronics
- Brake System Repair
- Suspension and Steering Repair
- Tune-Ups and Oil Changes
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Exhaust System and Mufflers
- Cooling System Service and Repair
- Factory Recommended Maintenance
- Clutches and Transmissions
- Engine Repair and Replacement
- Pre-Purchase Inspections