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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…

Winter driving tips

January 1st, 2022 by

Winter has finally descended upon Chicagoland, and with that comes new challenges for drivers when it comes to driving in the snow. In order to stay safe this season, we at Patrick MINI have come up with a few tips for you to stay safe on the roads this winter Remove snow and ice Before…

Posted in Tips and Tricks, Winter

PATRICK MINI EXPLAINS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL SEASON TIRES AND WINTER TIRES

December 15th, 2021 by

As the temperatures drop more and more in Chicagoland, the weather conditions will only worsen as well. It’s important to know if your vehicle has been outfitted with the proper tires for the season. We at Patrick MINI have fielded a lot of questions about what the differences are between all-season and winter tires. In…

PREPARING YOUR CAR FOR COLDER WEATHER WITH PATRICK MINI

September 27th, 2021 by
MINI Driving in Snow

Summer has come and gone which means two things, pumpkin spice lattes are back and so is colder weather. This is also a time to prep your car for the pending winter. In our first blog of the month we outline a few important things to do to prepare your car for colder weather in…

Posted in Tips and Tricks, Winter

WINTER SERVICE YOUR MINI BEFORE WINTER HAS YOUR MINI NEEDING SERVICE

January 15th, 2021 by

Winter in the Chicagoland area: it’s an achievement for your vehicle to overcome yearly. Freezing rain, snow, the polar vortex and black ice are just a few challenges your vehicle endures. Making sure your vehicle is serviced for the season can extend the life of the vehicle and it helps to protect your checkbook from…

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….

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…

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