5 Ways to Prepare Your MINI for Winter Driving

January 31st, 2024 by

Winter weather can be dangerous for both you and your vehicle. Stay ahead of the snow, sleet, and ice by winterizing your MINI at Patrick MINI. Utilize these 5 steps and don’t let your safety be compromised by driving in harsh weather conditions.

Install Winter Tires

With snow and ice upon us, navigating your MINI through the roads safely and efficiently is important. Original MINI Winter Tires offer both distinctive design and durability, with a unique rubber formulation that retains its grip on the road in temperatures under 45°F.

Our certified technicians can handle all your tire needs, from quality brand tires to expert installation, rotations, and repairs.

Discover the perfect set of winter tires for your MINI model

Brake Inspection

Your brakes are crucial for safety, so it’s essential to have them inspected regularly. You can trust your MINI brake system with the experts at Patrick MINI.

Brake inspections are crucial for ensuring that everything is in working order, particularly when the roads are hazardous during winter. Our team of certified MINI mechanics will perform a thorough assessment of your MINI so you can hit the road with confidence and know that your MINI will keep you safe.

Schedule an inspection today!

Change Your Oil

Regular maintenance of your MINI can help to prevent any car troubles during winter driving. Cold weather tends to thicken the oil and reduce its ability to circulate through the engine, so make sure that you have fresh oil to keep your car running smoothly.

Oil changes with us are easy. With Patrick Direct, we offer online appointment scheduling and MINI loaners while your car is being serviced.

Check Your Battery

To avoid a dead car battery on a cold morning, bring your MINI to our team of certified MINI Mechanics to see if your battery is healthy. As a certified MINI dealer, we specialize in vehicle inspections.

Replace Windshield Wipers

Winter-specific wipers are much more sturdy and designed to sweep away snow, ice, hail, and rain during inclement weather.

Signs your MINI Windshield Wipers need to be replaced:

  1. The rubber on the blades is cracked or failing
  2. Your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield
  3. You’re hearing too much squeaking and chattering
  4. The frame of the blade is bent or damaged
  5. The rubber adhesive is failing, and the blades aren’t making consistent contact with your windshield

Stop into our Patrick MINI Parts Center to upgrade today.