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How Do I Check Tire Tread Depth?

March 26th, 2019 by
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Keeping tabs on tire tread depth is essential for maximum driving performance and San Diego road grip. Learn how to check your tires with a penny or ruler, and drive with total confidence through San Marcos. Schedule Service What is the Recommended Tire Tread Depth? Brand-new tires have a depth of 10/32 or 11/32 of an inch. This gives Carlsbad drivers total control on wet, icy, or gravely terrain. Other tires designed for winter or off-roading conditions may have deeper tread grooves for increased traction, and are commonly found on heavy-duty trucks or larger...
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MINI Cooper Warning Lights: What Do They Mean?

February 28th, 2019 by
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With multiple MINI Cooper warning light symbols, San Diego drivers may be wondering what an illuminated light on their dash means. Find out if the light on your dash means you should get your MINI to the MINI of Escondido service center, or something else, as we cover the most common MINI Cooper warning light meanings below. Schedule Service Red MINI Cooper Warning Light Red MINI Cooper warning lights typically indicate the following: Brake System: There is an issue with your brake system. Drive with caution and schedule an appointment at a service center as soon as possible....
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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

November 30th, 2018 by
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At MINI of Escondido, you can expect an oil change to take less than one hour. For a better idea of wait times, you’ll want to reach out to our team. Simply complete this easy-to-use contact us form and include the reasons for reaching out in the message box. Questions? Learn more oil change tips here at MINI of Escondido. Contact Service Service Department How Long Does an Oil Change if I Do It Myself? If you’re a San Diego DIY-er, the amount of time an oil change takes will of course vary. If you’re inexperienced, an oil change may take longer than one hour. If you’re more...
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How to Get Rid of Car Mold

October 26th, 2018 by
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The new MINI lineup includes models with well-equipped car interiors featuring premium materials and technologies, but if your car smells like mold, it’s going to be hard to enjoy—not to mention it can be bad for your health as well. San Marcos drivers can learn how to get rid of car mold with help from the service professionals at MINI of Escondido. Who Owns MINI Cooper? Contact Us Car Interior Mold Removal Steps Get your materials together. – In order to get rid of car mold, you’ll need a surgical face mask, a spray bottle, white vinegar, water, a pair of cleaning...
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MINI Cooper Tire Sizes & Best Tires

October 15th, 2018 by
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Shopping for new tires for your MINI vehicle? Tires play an important role in how your vehicle performs and handles on San Marcos roads. Whether you want all-season, summer, or performance tires, MINI of Escondido's tire center can help you find the best option for your MINI Cooper tire size. Explore your tire options below, and learn more about your car's tire pressure monitoring system and maintenance. Schedule Service Tire Center What Kind of Tires Do I Need for My MINI? Below is a list of individual tire sizes for the MINI Cooper Base, Countryman, Paceman, Clubman, Convertible,...
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MINI Cooper Maintenance Schedule

August 31st, 2018 by
Bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenance like oil changes and filter replacements is an easy way to protect your investment and keep your MINI running well for years to come. But what are the MINI Cooper service intervals? Contact Us What are the MINI Cooper Service Intervals? Whether you own the MINI Hardtop, Countryman, Clubman, or Convertible, MINI has developed an advanced service schedule reminder system based on a variety of factors. “Maintenance intervals on motor vehicles were conventionally based solely on a fixed time period or a specified amount of accumulated...
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