MINI Inspection I

MINI Inspection I at Foreign Autohaus of El Dorado Hills

Inspection I Procedures


  • Change engine oil and filter while engine is at normal operation temperature.
  • Check transmission for leaks.
  • Change CVT (automatic) transmission fluid.
  • Half shafts - Check for leaks at flexible boots.
  • Visually check fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks
  • Check condition, position, and mounting of exhaust system. Examine for leaks.
  • Check power steering system for leaks.
  • Check overall thickness of front and rear disc brake pads (outer pads only) using special tool.
  • If replacement is necessary:
    • Examine brake disc surfaces.
    • Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
    • Grease wheel centering hubs.
  • Check thickness of parking brake linings only when replacing rear pads.
  • Check steering for absence of play, condition of suspension track rods, front axle joints, steering linkage, and joint disc.
  • Check brake and clutch system connectors and lines for leaks, damage, and incorrect positioning.
  • Check parking brake actuation; adjust if necessary.
  • Check all tire pressures (including spare). Correct if necessary.
  • Check condition of tires (outer surfaces (left/right)), tread wear and pattern; In case of uneven tread wear readjust wheel alignment if required.
    • Note: If requested, rotate all four road wheels as instructed and rebalance.
  • Inspect entire body according to terms of rust perforation-limited warranty (must be performed at least every 2 years).

Engine Compartment

  • Read out diagnostic system
  • Check engine cooling system/heater hose connections for leaks.
  • Check coolant level and antifreeze protection level; add coolant if necessary.
    • Note: Coolant must be replaced every 4 years (time interval begins from vehicle's production date).
  • Check level of brake and clutch fluid in reservoir; add fluid if required.
    • Note: Replace brake fluid every 2 years (time interval begins from vehicle's production date).
  • Check windshield washer fluid level and antifreeze protection. Fill up and/or correct if necessary.
  • Check air conditioner for operation.
  • Replace microfilter
    • Note: Reduce replacement interval in dusty operating conditions
  • Reset Service Indicator.


  • Check battery state of charge, and charge if required.
  • Check lighting system, i.e. headlights, foglights, parking, backup, license plate, interior, glove box, illuminated makeup mirrors, luggage area lights.
  • Check instrument panel and dashboard illumination.
  • Check all warning/indicator lights, check control.
  • Check turn signals, hazard warning flashers, brake lights, horns, headlight dimmer/flasher switch.
  • Check windshield and tailgate wiper and washer system(s); wiper blades, washer jet positions.
  • Check condition and function of safety belts.
  • Check central locking system.
  • Check operation of all latches.
  • Check heater/air conditioner blower, rear window defogger.
  • Check rear view mirrors
  • Visually examine the SRS airbag units for torn cover, obvious damage or attachment of decals, decorations, or accessories.

Final Inspection

  • Road test with check of brakes, suspension, steering, clutch/manual transmission or automatic transmission.
  • Visually check shock absorbers for leaks.