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WHY BUY ELECTRIC WITH PATRICK MINI?

June 30th, 2021 by
MINI Electric at Patrick MINI in Schaumburg IL

Electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) are all the rage recently, and for good reason. They still have that classic, and fun MINI standard you have grown accustomed to, but these models are much more environmentally friendly. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these types of vehicles and we understand….

UNDERSTANDING TAXES AND FEES WHEN YOU BUY A CAR WITH PATRICK MINI

June 15th, 2021 by
Client Advisor at Patrick MINI with customers

The excitement of buying a car at Patrick MINI can oftentimes overshadow some of the finer details in the process. No, we are not talking about what air freshener you should choose for your new ride, or the first song you should play when you pull off the sales lot. But we’re talking about taxes….

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UPGRADING YOUR CAR?

December 30th, 2020 by
MINI Vehicle Upgrade Program

The average time people keep their cars has changed in recent years as many customers choose to upgrade every two or three years or maybe your lifestyle has changed, that’s where the “Vehicle Upgrade Program” comes in. The Vehicle Upgrade Program is a vehicle replacement program that allows you to upgrade to a vehicle with…

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…

WHY AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRRORS ARE IMPORTANT

June 30th, 2020 by

If you’ve ever driven on a crowded highway at night, you know how hard it can be to see with the headlights of cars behind you shining in your eyes. It can make you feel like you’re blinded if it goes on for too long. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors eliminate this problem and make it easy…

MINI COOPER BUYING & SERVICING TIPS

April 10th, 2020 by

Start the buying process with Patrick MINI true car pricing when shopping for a New MINI, Used, Certified Pre-Owned MINI, Retired Service Loaner or Demonstrator. Our trained and seasoned managers go to great lengths to make sure every vehicle we have in stock is priced competitively based on our market.  When we order cars, we…

TWO WAYS YOU CAN PREVENT MOTION SICKNESS

April 25th, 2019 by

Motion sickness is often referred to as car sickness or sea sickness. Anyone can experience motion sickness, but some people have a higher sensitivity than other people. Pregnant women, people who are prone to migraines, and children between the ages of 2 and 12 are most likely to get motion sickness than other people. If…

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6 AVAILABLE SAFETY FEATURES ON THE MINI LINEUP

October 30th, 2017 by

When it comes to safety, the MINI is one of the best cars you can buy. While it’s known for its iconic look and reliable performance, it also comes with many features to keep passengers and pedestrians safe, ranging from its rigid frame to electronically-controlled handling. Here’s a closer look at some of the safety…

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5 EQUIPMENT UPDATES ROLLING OUT IN 2018 MINI MODELS

September 28th, 2017 by

As 2017 passes through its last quarter and 2017-year MINI models aren’t so new, one has to wonder what 2018 will bring to the table. MINI recently revealed its full plans, outlining the new equipment and options to expect for all current lineup models. Take a look at each of the updates below, and you’ll…

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3 MINI MODELS YOU’LL WANT TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON IN 2018

September 14th, 2017 by

MINI has unveiled its planned changes for the 2018 model lineup, and out of all the new information one thing is clear: the upcoming versions of the Clubman, Hardtop, and Countryman are even more fantastic deals than ever! Let’s take a look at each model and how it’s different for 2018. 2018 MINI CLUBMAN Known…

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