What’s the Big Deal About Winter Wiper Blades?

December 1st, 2020 by
Winter Wiper Blades

This time of year is the perfect time to begin preparing your vehicle for the long winter that lies ahead in Schaumburg, IL. While oil changes, winter tires, and other maintenance items are certainly important, be sure that you don’t overlook your windshield wiper blades when having your vehicle serviced at Patrick MINI. By changing…

Winter Commuting: 3 Vehicle Items for Winter 2020

November 30th, 2020 by

Winter 2020 will be different in many aspects, from social distancing to relying more on our technology to connect with friends and family. But as Chicagoans, we know winter is frigid cold, slushy snow, and never enough daylight. It’s never too early to plan ahead and make sure you’re ready for any unexpected winter occurrence….

Leasing vs Buying a Vehicle

November 13th, 2020 by
Leasing vs buying at Patrick MINI

Some do and some don’t. Some will and some won’t. What does it mean to lease a vehicle? Leasing allows you to get into a more expensive vehicle or one with more options because you are only paying for the time you are using it. Technically, the leasing company owns the car and they are…

Posted in Car Buying

How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

November 2nd, 2020 by
MINI in snow

Winter comes and goes every year. With this, you have to be mindful of how to best prepare your car for the winter months in Illinois. Follow our list below to ensure that both you and your car, truck or SUV are ready for the sometimes brutal winter months ahead. 1. Check Your Tire Tread…

Posted in Service, Winter

Top Tricks for Detailing Your Car

October 30th, 2020 by

Whether you like to have your car detailed once a month or every year, our team at Patrick MINI in Schaumburg, IL knows a thing or two about detailing cars. Once you have all of your supplies and a nice day with no wind, it is time to start detailing the interior of your vehicle….

Understanding the Differences Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires

October 30th, 2020 by

With winter around the corner, many vehicle owners are considering if they should get new tires. The tire experts at Patrick MINI in Schaumburg, IL can help you to decide if winter tires or all-season tires are the best choice for your vehicle. All-season tires are engineered to provide a smooth and quiet ride. They…

Why choose Patrick Auto Body & Collision Centers Over A Local Body Shop?

October 15th, 2020 by
Body Repair

Unfortunately, accidents do happen; and when they do, you want to forget about it as soon as possible. If you weren’t aware, you can choose your own auto body repair facility under Illinois law. While you might like the people at your local body shop, they may not have the experience or equipment to help….

Want to Know how to Change a Flat Tire? Read Here to Find Out How!

October 7th, 2020 by

Many of our Schaumburg customers at Patrick MINI ask how to change a flat tire. Although it may seem like a difficult task, it’s quick and easy if you understand the right way to do it. If you’ve never changed a flat tire, it’s suggested to give it a test run before it happens when…

What are Gaskets?

October 7th, 2020 by

Gaskets form airtight seals between many different components in your car. The seals keep crucial automotive fluids from leaking or mixing. Gaskets also keep foreign matter, such as dust, debris, and water, from getting into your car’s parts. According to our service department techs here at Patrick MINI, gaskets are one of the smallest but…

Comparing Manual and Automatic Transmissions

October 7th, 2020 by

The vehicle that you drive around the Chicago area will either have a manual or automatic transmission. Vehicles that have manual transmissions are generally less expensive to purchase and are widely considered to have better handling. Furthermore, they are less likely to be stolen because it can be hard for a thief to make a…

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