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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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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