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Get Your MINI Ready for Summer

April 15th, 2022 by
MINI John Cooper Works brakes

The sun is shining and temperatures are getting warmer, which means it’s officially springtime, a time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips. April is National Car Care Month. It is also the time of year to give your car some extra attention to take care of any issues that…

End of winter maintenance on your MINI Cooper

March 1st, 2022 by

At Patrick MINI in Schaumburg, IL. we don’t get caught in the cold! We are almost through the winter season with spring right around the corner. The last thing you want is your vehicle breaking down and being stranded in the freezing Chicagoland temperatures. Making sure that your vehicle is working properly plays a major…

Patrick MINI EXPLAINS: HOW COLDER WEATHER AFFECTS YOUR TIRES

November 15th, 2021 by

Monday, 15 November, 2021 With the temperatures dropping in Chicagoland, keeping an eye on various aspects of your car’s performance is incredibly important, but you may wonder how this colder weather can affect your vehicle’s tires. In our latest blog, we at Patrick MINI will outline some of the ways the colder temperatures will affect…

SUMMER CAR TIPS: THREE EASY WAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CAR BEATS THE HEAT THIS SUMMER

April 30th, 2021 by

Even as the weather transitions from cold and dreary to warm and sunny, car maintenance and checkups are still a must no matter what the season. To make sure your vehicle is running and ready to go for all your summer fun here are a few of our recommendations.   Check and double check your…

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…

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…

HOW TO: CHANGE A FLAT TIRE

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…

KEEP YOUR BRAKES STOPPING ON A DIME

October 7th, 2020 by

Disc Brakes Give Your Vehicle The Power To Stop Modern vehicles are equipped with metal disc brakes that sit on each side of a spinning rotor on each wheel. When you press on the gas pedal, you are putting hydraulic pressure on the brake lines activating the brake pistons at each wheel. These pistons squeeze…

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