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YOUR VEHICLE TIRES ARE MORE COMPLEX THAN YOU MAY THINK

June 30th, 2020 by

Most car tires don’t necessarily look like much upon casual inspection. That said, tires are in fact carefully designed technologies that can keep you safe and maximize your vehicle’s performance. In order to get more out of your tires, it is necessary that you develop the ability to read and apply the information found on…

WHY SERVICE YOUR MINI COOPER AT PATRICK MINI?

April 29th, 2020 by

Your journey with Patrick MINI does not stop after you purchase. Our factory trained & certified service team is here to help continue to keep your MINI looking and running like new. Our service center not only handles your regularly scheduled MINI maintenance, but we provide the services below: • Detail Work (Full, Exterior or…

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…

HOW IMPORTANT ARE GASKETS IN A CAR?

October 30th, 2019 by

Gaskets are a car part that most don’t appreciate or understand. They may not seem like they are crucial to a well-running vehicle, but if they aren’t in good condition or working properly, they can leave you stranded in Schaumburg, IL. Gaskets help keep fluids in your car. Your car needs fluids to run properly….

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CAR BATTERY

September 27th, 2019 by

Your car battery may not be getting the love that it needs in Schaumburg. At Patrick MINI, we have a few tips to help you with your battery. This includes determining when it’s time to replace it. When you bring your vehicle in for preventative maintenance, like an oil change, have the technician measure the…

UNDERSTANDING THE DANGER SIGNS OF A FAULTY IGNITION

September 25th, 2019 by

While many people blame a faulty battery for their vehicle not starting, this is not always the culprit. A vehicle’s ignition can also be guilty of causing trouble. In order to properly diagnose the issues, it is important to understand the warning signs of a deteriorating ignition. Smoke or a burning smell coming from the…

BRAKE PADS PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

August 5th, 2019 by

A brake pad is a relatively small piece of metal that is inserted between a caliper and a disc located near the wheel. When the brake is pushed, the caliper forces the brake pad to make contact with the disc. The pad absorbs the heat created when this happens, and it can also protect the…

CLEANING OR REPLACING HEADLIGHTS

August 5th, 2019 by

Headlights help you stay safe when driving at night. They should be bright enough to clearly show you what is in front of your car. They must also be working properly so that other cars can see you and avoid an accident. If the light needs to be replaced, you can do this by removing…

WHY YOU DON’T LEAVE YOUR WINTER TIRES ON ALL YEAR

July 15th, 2019 by

As a responsible car owner, you wouldn’t use your winter tires during any other season. However, at Patrick MINI, we know how tempting it can be to skip the money and time it takes to buy and mount multiple sets of tires each year. It is important to know why it’s not a good idea…

CAR DETAILING: CONTROLLING PET HAIR

July 10th, 2019 by

If you have a furry best friend, it is only natural to want to take them in the car with you everywhere you go. Unfortunately, this means that you will probably have to deal with some dog hair when you are cleaning your car. These tips will help make cleaning out dog hair more manageable….

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